In Europe, there is an increasing trend for people to buy small cars. They are more economical, easier to park and cheaper to run, so, for modern car buyers, they tick several boxes. One firm that has done well from this trend is Fiat. Sales of their 500 line continue to increase across all European markets, including the UK, so the launch of the Fiat 500X has caused quite a stir.
In 2014, 2,476,435 new cars were registered in the UK, which is the highest level of registrations since 2004. Many of the new registrations were for superminis like the Vauxhall Corsa and Ford Fiesta.The top selling car in 2014 was a supermini.