Most Scrapped Cars of 2023

The most scrapped cars of 2023

After recently revealing the best-selling cars of 2023, we now visit the other end of the spectrum. Between January and October 2023 almost 800,000 vehicles were destroyed. Despite being a high number this is 60,000 less than the previous year. Add that to the fact that twice as many new cars and vans were registered during the same period. You’ll see why Britain’s roads are getting busier than ever.

Without further ado, here are the top 10 most scrapped cars in 2023:

Position Car Number scrapped in 2023
1 Ford Focus 42,639
2 Vauxhall Astra 35,578
3 Vauxhall Corsa 34,405
4 Ford Fiesta 32,935
5 Vauxhall Zafira 26,898
6 Volkswagen Golf 25,903
7 Renault Clio 14,955
8 Ford Mondeo 14,218
9 Volkswagen Polo 13,722
10 BMW 3-series 13,642


Over the same period in 2023, 1,889,758 new cars and vans were registered. According to the Mayor of London’s office, 37,200 of vehicles were scrapped their vehicles as part of the London ULEZ scrappage scheme. It’s worth noting that this is the number that were scrapped as part of the scheme. Many thousands more were likely scrapped due to drivers replacing them with ULEZ-compliant vehicles.


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