Recent times have been great for the development of new technology, design and practicality of new vehicles, and 2023 was no different. Read on as we count down the UK's best selling vehicles of the last year.
1. Ford Puma, The UK's Best Selling Car
The Ford Puma took the UK by storm last year and has sold a staggering 49,591 units. The popularity of the crossover SUV demonstrates the British public’s wishes to move away from hatchback style vehicles and opt for more practical SUVs.
Emerging as the dominant force in the small SUV market, the Ford Puma is stylish, versatile and a fun car to drive, making it easy to see why it’s topped the sales charts.
2. Nissan Qashqai
2022’s best-selling car sold an impressive 43,321 units last year, but couldn’t keep up with the victorious Ford Puma. Although it’s not taken the top spot, this remarkable statistic still certifies the Nissan Qashqai as a UK fan favourite.
3. Vauxhall Corsa
Placing itself firmly in the top 3, the Vauxhall Corsa is successfully flying the flag for the supermini sector in the UK with 40,816 units sold last year. Thanks to its dynamic handling ability and simplistic exterior design, the Corsa has proven popular amongst a diverse group of people - from teenagers enjoying their first vehicle to parents looking for the ultimate compact family car.
4. Kia Sportage
The latest Kia Sportage illustrates Kia’s change in direction to produce more high-end cars. The Sportage is clearly a hit with the people of Britain, as last year it sold over 36,000 units, showing that the brand direction change is working.
5. Tesla Model Y
Officially the UK’s best-selling electric vehicle, the Tesla Model Y is leading the way in a highly competitive market. Selling 35,899 units last year alone, the American EV is quickly becoming a common sight on roads up and down the country thanks to its unrivalled onboard technology and futuristic design.
6. Hyundai Tucson
Adding a touch of class to the mid-size SUV sector, this stylish, refined and practical vehicle offers ample space and a strong build quality. The Tucson has a whole range of onboard technology for driver ease, such as phone connectivity and lane change assistance. Hyundai saw success last year selling 34,469 units in the UK.
The familiar favourite always makes regular appearances in the year-end top sellers list, and 2023 was exactly the same. Shifting 33,385 units last year, the hatchback is just as popular as ever - and with the Mini returning this year with a new generation model, we predict an even bigger number of sales.
8. Nissan Juke
Following on from the success of its predecessors, the second generation model Nissan Juke is as loved as ever in the UK, selling 31,745 units to drivers looking for the perfect small SUV to perform tasks for family life.
9. Audi A3
There was once a time where the roads were filled with the three big German car manufacturers - BMW, Mercedes and Audi. However, with other car brands providing top quality vehicles for more affordable pricing, the Audi A3 is the only one making the year-end list for 2023 after selling 30,159 units thanks to its family-friendly hatchback design with plenty of room for passengers and cargo alike.
10. Vauxhall Mokka
The Vauxhall Mokka is competing with the highly successful Ford Puma and the Nissan Juke in the small SUV market, however some will find this vehicle has an edge over these two as it already has the option for an all-electric powertrain. Vauxhall saw success last year with the Mokka and the Corsa thanks to their simple yet eye-catching exterior and practicality in a compact package.
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