Ford Fiesta overtakes VW Golf to become best-selling car in Europe

The Ford Fiesta has overtaken the Volkswagen Golf to become Europe's best-selling car.

According to the latest figures from JATO Dynamics, 68,630 Fiestas were sold in March - 11,785 more than the second-placed Golf.

Ford's diminutive hatchback has out sold the bigger car over the rest of 2010, too. Year-to-date, 140,496 Fiesta's have found new owners, with the Golf someway back on 135,048.