March 10, 2017 at 4:02 PM

The car industry in Britain has been growing healthily and stays well ahead of all other competitors from Europe.

Although most of the manufacturers are foreigners, the fact remains that the cars are made in Britain, which now exports to more than 150 countries worldwide. The car market is set to increase by about nine percent every year, which will elevate Britain to another level. Some of the outstanding British cars include:

Honda Civic

Built by the Japanese company Honda-based at Swindon, the Civic is a good-looking small family car. WhatCar Magazine praised the car for its sturdy body, a very big boot and for being the most reliable family car. In fact, this car was ranked second in terms of reliability, only behind Toyota Corolla. Honda, as a whole, was named as the most reliable manufacturer and had cars that required the least time in the repair garage. The price of this brand starts from £16,995.

Toyota Auris

This Japanese-owned brand is built in Burnaston and Derbyshire and was named the fifth most reliable family car by Warranty Direct. Toyota, as a manufacturer, was said to be the second most reliable manufacturer by Whatcar. Its roomy cabin allows it to house around five people comfortably. 

Nissan Qashqai

This car is renowned all over the world for being a crossover vehicle on British roads. It is built in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, and is the seventh most purchased model. Due to its funky, reliable and comfortable make, those who have driven the car have described it as value for money.

Nissan Qashqai


Vauxhall Astra

Although this car is not as highly ranked in terms of reliability, it is the fourth most bought as per SMMT figures. The car is very common in Britain due to its great interior and attractive exterior looks, high-quality plastics building it and does well in reducing road noise. It is owned by the US General Motors and is built at Ellesmere Port and Cheshire.


This is a German owned new generation car built in Oxford, Oxfordshire. It is described to have a smooth engine, stylish and fun to drive. The car is quite reliable.


Skoda Octavia Hatchback

If you need a car that features a cavernous boot, four-wheel drive, spacious and attractive, then this is the one to go for. Its engine works incredibly and burns fuel sparingly. It has a beautiful and comfortable interior.

Skoda Octavia

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback

This is a well-built, quiet, comfortable, undemanding and enjoyable to drive the car. The vehicle is a blend of creativity and modern technology and is a good value for money.

Vauxhall Astra

Renault Megane Hatchback

With an iPad style portrait touchscreen, high quality and soft touch plastics, comfortable seats and outstanding interior, this is a good car for any average earner.

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback

This beauty of a car, being a four-wheel drive with beautiful interiors, comfortable seats and a big boot, is value for money.


Great to drive, cheap to run, stylish, smartphone app integration, alloy wheels and cruise control, Mazda 3 is a very good vehicle.


Tags: Cars British Manufacturing
Category: Buying Guides


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