In a new report the DVLA found that last year over 24 million vehicles were taxed or declared off road online or by phone, covering over half of all motorists in Britain.
Vehicles from Ford were by far the most commonly taxed or declared off road, while the second most common brand registered were rivals Vauxhall. In last year 10 million Vauxhall vehicles were taxed or declared off road in Britain.
Two other car makers, Renault and Peugeot, were the equal fourth most taxed or declared off road in Britain, each with 6.5 million vehicles.
The high proportion of Ford vehicles being taxed in the UK is no doubt connected to the company’s current high sales in local markets.
In 2012 to date the Ford Fiesta supermini is currently the highest selling car to date in the UK market, with 67,103 sales registered so far.
The top three best selling cars so far this year also includes the Ford Focus family car, which has recorded 48,595 registrations after seven months of this year.
Sitting between the Fiesta and Focus on the sales chart is the Vauxhall Corsa supermini which has recorded 52,956 sales in 2012 so far.
Overall Ford is presently the best selling car manufacturer in the UK, with 168,905 registrations in 2012 to date. The Ford Fiesta and its makers were also the best selling car and manufacturer in 2011 overall.
Meanwhile Vauxhall is currently the second best selling car manufacturer in the UK market, with 133,931 registrations to date.
Ford’s vehicle dominance in the UK can also be associated with the company’s huge and long-running success with its Transit van range.
The Ford Transit is the best selling van in the UK during 2012 to date. Overall Ford is also the highest selling manufacturer in Britain’s van market, with 37,183 registrations for new models to date.
Vauxhall is currently the third highest selling van maker in the 2012 UK market, with 15,423 registrations so far.
UK motorists interested in one of Ford’s popular new cars, can find the company’s full range at Perrys Ford Dealerships located in Aylesbury and High Wycombe.