10 trendiest cars in the UK – including surprising old favourites Ford and Corsa

How trendy is your car?

Recent figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show which motors are being snapped up by consumers at the moment. And if you've got an electrical vehicle or gone hybrid, chances are you're onto something.

Last month, electrical vehicle uptake accounted for a whopping 37.6% of all new car registrations. Meanwhile, new hybrid ownership surged by 24.6%, plug-in hybrid vehicles were up 60.5% and battery electrical vehicles had a 20.1% increase in uptake.

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Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said: "With demand for new cars surpassing pre-pandemic levels in the month, the market is defying expectations and driving growth. As fleet uptake flourishes, particularly for EVs, sustained success depends on encouraging all consumers to invest in the latest zero emission vehicles."

Old favourites continue to dominate too – with reliable and practical vehicles like the Vauxhall Corsa and Ford Pumas continuing to impress consumers. So check out the list in full below…

Top 10 best-selling cars in the UK in 2023

  1. Ford Puma – 42,136 registrations
  2. Nissan Qashqai – 34,952 registrations
  3. Vauxhall Corsa – 33,641 registrations
  4. Kia Sportage – 31,575 registrations
  5. Tesla Model Y – 30,087 registrations
  6. Hyundai Tucson – 29,990 registrations
  7. Nissan Juke – 27,253 registrations
  8. MINI – 26,249 registrations
  9. Vauxhall Mokka – 25,473 registrations
  10. Audi A3 – 25,452 registrations

It's not just new cars that Brits have been loving either – with demand soaring for second hand motors. A few old bangers are now estimated to be worth a lot more than you'd expect.

Some treasured vehicles – such as the classic Vauxhall Corsa – have actually doubled in price, with a 2004 version of the car being worth up to 94.4% more than it was just four years ago. In a nutshell, if you snapped up a Corsa for a reasonable £1,136 before the Covid-19 pandemic, you could make an impressive £2,197 if you sold it today.

Others models like Fords, Volkswagens and Renaults could also be worth more than you expect on the second hand market. Read more about vehicles that have doubled in value here.

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