To date 2021, car sales are up in spite of the repercussions of COVID-19. As we return to some nor...
Unsurprisingly it has been a slightly bumpy road back to normalcy for the UK new vehicle market. After a recorded dip in new car registrations in 2021 so far compared to the same time last year according to the SMMT, overall new car sales have actually increased with up to a million vehicles being registered in the first seven months of the year with a 117.4 per cent increase in electric vehicle sales.
With this in mind, we’re going to give you a run-down of the best-selling and most registered cars in the UK this year (to date). Let’s get started!
The Vauxhall supermini was revived in 2020 with a striking new look as well as a variety of
powertrain options which include a pure-electric variant packing a 208-mile range. This update really seems to have ticked lots of peoples boxes and Corsa sales have risen dramatically during the first seven months of 2021. This has taken the Corsa ahead of the Ford Fiesta which has been the UK’s most popular car during the last few years. The Corsa is a cost-effective model and this means that you can implement further features (cruise control, parking sensors) without spending an obscene amount.
The classic Ford Fiesta still has enduring appeal and it's easy to see why. The Fiesta is repeatedly considered one of the best due to its packaging, ride and handling. It's been a quieter year for the Ford Fiesta after taking the UK’s most popular car position in 2020 and 2019, the Corsa rival has had a slightly slower start in terms of sales in 2021. The Fiesta is a few thousand sales off the no.1 position. The Vauxhall Corsa didn’t have a particularly strong July, so there is still an opportunity for the Ford Fiesta to make its way back to the top spot by the end of 2021.
It's not often that a bestsellers list comes complete without a Volkswagen Golf and 2020 witnessed the 8th generation Golf being revealed winning several awards including the Sunday Times 'Car of the Year'. The changes to the Mk8 have been highly praised and well-received due to its modern forward-thinking design. The interior of the car is still recognisably a Golf with fantastic attention to detail as well as convenient touchscreen displays and there are a huge number of trim levels and engine choices.
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