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Most Popular Cars of 2016

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Our customers had a very busy 2016 making the most of Cargiant’s huge selection of cars and incredible low prices. In fact, last year saw UK car sales reach a record high, as registrations grew 2% to 2.69 million cars. Here are our top 6 selling cars of 2016:



From: £ 7,999

Our first entry is a Bavarian Motor Works, or BMW as it’s usually known, and it should come as very little surprise to have the 1 series feature for the second consecutive year as one of our top sellers.

The BMW 1 Series features everything that the German car company stands for - solid build quality, beautiful interiors and a drive that will make you want to take the long route home - all in a compact body.

Near perfect weight distribution and rear-wheel drive give the BMW 1 Series a natural handling advantage over its rivals, while BMW EfficientDynamics helps minimise its fuel consumption and emissions with Automatic Start Stop function, Optimum Shift Indicator and Brake Energy Regeneration.



From: £6,499

A 2016 ‘Car of the Week’, the Qashqai was a popular choice with discerning drivers looking for the ultimate family car.

Launching ten years ago, the Nissan Qashqai was the first vehicle in the crossover category and has kept moving forward with the latest innovations in technology, state-of-the-art connected features and dynamic handling.

Described as the original urban crossover, there are plenty of reasons to consider the Qashqai and it’s safe to say our customers also agree.



From: £8,499

Eye-catching looks, innovative technology, extraordinary comfort and remarkable efficiency: the Mercedes C-Class ticks all the boxes.

Exterior styling is muscular and powerful, while the interior features a wealth of high-end materials and finishes to create a refined driving environment. Once you’re behind the wheel, you won’t want the journey to end.



From: £7,999

Another one of Cargiant’s ‘Car of the Week’ from 2016, the MINI Countryman combines the retro styling cues of the MINI hatch with the dimensions and proportions of a five-door SUV.

The Countryman is not only one of the most sought-after cars in its class, it’s one of the most in demand within the used car market.

A fun and stylish alternative to other family cars, it’s finds a joyful balance between 1960s nostalgia and modern day design. 


FIAT 500

From: £4,999

Another iconic car makes our best sellers list, the Fiat 500 proved to be a car very much in vogue in 2016. The Fiat 500 is a popular small car that’s great to drive and solidly built. Having been a mainstay of the marque since 2007, in 2015 it received a facelift and a newly upgraded 105hp TwinAir engine.



From: £4,999

Car of the year in 2015, the British motoring giant have gone out of their way to make sure there is an Astra that appeals to just about every driver; with 10 different engine choices and 10 trim levels, there’s one to suit every taste. Undoubtedly a good-looking car, the Astra is so much more than just a car that ticks the aesthetic box, it also has secure handling, a smooth ride and a spacious interior.

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