A CAR company has ceased operations Britain’s most popular engine as sales for the company’s new hybrid vehicle skyrocket.
The company’s recently released car was a hit among motorheads.
Ford’s Puma hybrid engine topped the best-selling car charts in August as sales of the SUV continued to rise.
The popular manufacturer has shifted its focus to supplying the hugely popular Puma, selling 3,570 Pumas in April.
The model is the third highest selling engine in 2023.
This comes after sales of the country’s most popular Ford Fiesta ended in July this year.
The Ford Fiesta was a fixture on British roads for almost half a century after rolling off the production line in 1976.
It topped the annual UK sales charts 16 times and was hailed as Britain’s most popular vehicle.
Over 4.8 million models were sold in the UK – 22 million were sold worldwide.
The sporty ST models in particular are likely to become classics as they will become increasingly rare in the coming years.
However, due to the engine’s huge popularity, it is unlikely to disappear from the roads any time soon, with one expert predicting fans will flock to used car dealers to secure a Fiesta wherever they can.
James Hind, CEO of Cinch, said: “Given people are still searching for it on our platform – and there is no sign of consumer demand waning – it will remain popular in the used car market for some time to come .” “
Alex Buttle, co-founder of website Motorway, said high demand for the Ford Fiesta was expected to continue.
He explained: “It is a testament to the popularity of this timeless model.”
“The end of production of new Ford Fiestas could mean the end of an era, but the used car market will continue to breathe life into this sought-after car for many years to come.”