It’s time for Scrap Car Comparison to crunch the numbers once again to uncover which cars ATFs across the UK saw most often in the last 12 months.
Scrap Car Comparison has looked into the statistics and revealed that the Ford Focus was the most scrapped vehicle of 2022. Age surely plays a factor in this one, with the average car being scrapped after 14 years on the road. Unsurprisingly, the best-selling car in 2008 was indeed the Focus.
The Vauxhall Corsa & Astra were second & third respectively, which is the reverse of 2021’s outcome, with another Ford – the Fiesta – featuring in fourth place. Interestingly, another Ford entered the list for the first time and although it’s down in seventh, it casts a shadow over the competition. The Transit takes a top ten spot for 2022, the first time a van has ever made it onto one of Scrap Car Comparison’s annual lists.
Other new entries include the BMW 3 Series (6th) and the Mini Hatch (8th).
We expect every ATF is well accustomed to seeing their fair share of Fords, Vauxhalls, VWs, Peugeots and Renaults. However, the data from 2022 shows changing trends in the vehicles we expect to see scrapped in the future, with some larger cars and compact executive cars from Euro NCAP’s D-segment becoming more prolific.
Cars That Dropped Out Of The Top 10
This year, Scrap Car Comparison has included a selection of vehicles that narrowly missed out on inclusion on their top ten most scrapped list having featured previously. The Peugeot 206 and Volkswagen Polo both placed in 2021, but there’s no room for them this year. The same can be said for yet another Ford, with the Mondeo slipping just outside the ten most scrapped cars.
The Top Ten Most Scrapped Car Makes of 2022
Scrap Car Comparison has also totalled up the number of cars from each make as a whole that have been disposed of over the last calendar year, and whilst the top five remain identical to last year – Ford, Vauxhall, VW, Peugeot, Renault – there have been some surprising new inclusions in BMW (6th), Audi (8th) and even Mercedes-Benz, rounding out the list in 10th.
Manufacturers That Dropped Out Of The Top Ten
The new German trio that forced its way into 2022’s top ten list did so at the expense of three other makes. A Japanese double of Nissan and Honda fell to 11th and 12th respectively, while Italy’s Fiat dropped to 13th, despite the 500’s incredible popularity just over a decade ago surely meaning many are still on the chopping block.