UK 1984-1985: Ford Escort, Vauxhall Cavalier & Ford Fiesta on top
* See the Top 20 best-selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ at end of post! *
The Ford Escort continues to dominate the English car market in 1984 and 85 with around 157,000 sales both years while the Top 5 best selling cars stay unchanged: the Vauxhall Cavalier is up to a best-ever 2nd place with 127,509 then 134,335 sales, and the Ford Fiesta back up to #3 with about 125,000 sales each year.
The Austin/MG Metro stabilises in 4th position and the Ford Sierra drops to 5th. The Austin/MG Maestro spends one more year at #6 before the arrival of the Montego at #7 in 1985. The Ford Orion, a 4 door version of the Escort, breaks into the Top 10 at #9 in 1984 and ranks 8th in 1985.
1984 and 1985 Top 20 Ranking Tables: see ‘Read more’ below the MG Maestro pic.