There's been a change for long-term victor, the Ford Fiesta, which has been pipped to the post as the best-selling car of 2021 by the Vauxhall Corsa.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is a hub of data relating to new car and LCV registrations, manufacturing, and much more.
The SMMT has revealed that car sales for the first half of 2021 are up by nearly 40% compared to the same period in 2020. Looking at June alone, car sales were up nearly 30% this year compared to last. While these figures are hopeful, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has continued to plague the automotive industry, as it has many others. In addition, the global semi-conductor shortage will limit sales potential even further, regardless of higher demand.
There is still a long way to go to reach pre-2020 new car registration levels (June 2021 was 21% down compared to June 2019). However, we can also lean on the SMMT to indicate the clear frontrunners when it comes to the cars that are tempting UK drivers to buy or lease a new car.
So, without further ado, here are the UK’s best-selling cars of 2021 so far.