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Most popular cars in the UK in 2012 revealed as sales soar

1 January 1970

More than two million cars were sold in the UK in 2012, the highest number since the recession struck in 2008. December alone saw an increase of 3.7% compared with the same month in 2011. Despite high sales, numbers have not managed to match pre-recession sales of 2.4m in 2007. Diesel cars proved more popular among consumers taking 50.8% of total sales while purchases of electric cars were boosted by 9.4%. Here's a top 10 rundown of the most popular cars in the UK last year...

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