Kids Cozy Coupe Is Officially Britain's Best-Selling Car
The UK's bestselling car has been revealed and if you had your money on the Ford Fiesta or Fiat 500 taking the top spot, then I've got some surprising news for you - the nation's favourite is the Cozy Coupe, which doesn't even have an engine...
One in three children in the UK already own a Cozy Coupe and it shows no signs of slowing down; last year, as car sales dropped 6.8 percent, the cute toy cars flogged more than 160,000 units - a whopping 66 percent more than the Ford Fiesta.
A lorry load of the Little Tikes favourite has just arrived at a car dealership in Northampton to be fitted with the brand-new 2019 registration, with the toys themselves on sale for £59.99. So, if you're piss-poor and can't afford a new car, at least your little one can get a new whip.
Michelle Lilley, Head of Cozy Coupe fleet operations, said: "We're thrilled to release this limited number of Coupes for the first new registration of the year.
"It's the perfect affordable first car for keen motorists.
"It's been great being able to make this special delivery.
"We're encouraging Cozy Coupe enthusiasts to head online or in-store to look at the range of Coupes within the fleet, there's something for every taste and it's the perfect affordable first car for keen motorists.
"The Cozy Coupe is so iconic and loved by so many children - here's to a new fleet of Coupes for 2019."
Of course, being made of plastic and not having an engine, the Cozy Coupe also gives off zero emissions, doesn't need taxing and doesn't require petrol or diesel to keep it going, making it pretty environmentally-friendly.
The car was initially launched in 1979, meaning that generations of families have grown up with this being their first set of wheels.
Dad Sam Rance, whose little girl Beatrice was able to get behind the wheel of one of the brand new cars, said: "This was my first car and I loved learning to drive in it.
"It ignited my passion for cars and I'm now investing in a new set of wheels for my daughter as I want her to have the same fun start to driving."
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