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The Vauxhall Corsa was the most popular new car model in the UK in 2021, with 26,215 registered in 2021 to date. The Corsa has been one the most popular cars in the UK for many years now, with drivers enticed by the price, features and design of the vehicle.

Over the past 12 months, the iconic Fiesta has seen more than 1.2 million pageviews, more than 250,000 than any other car, and the only vehicle to surpass one million.

Another popular small hatchback came in third place, with 21,970 Volkswagen Golf’s registered so far.

The top three show a clear intention from UK consumers, that post-pandemic, most drivers want a smaller car, especially with fewer journeys being made.

Since the pandemic, figures have shown a 12 percent increase in the value of the second-hand car market in the UK.

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Since buying new cars comes at a premium, many drivers are attracted to the idea of buying a used car since they can save money.

BMW was also a popular pick for UK drivers, with the 1 Series and 3 Series both racking up more than 810,000 pageviews over the past year.

Vauxhalls continued their dominance with the Corsa and Astra coming in sixth and seventh respectively for the most searched car. 

As of 2020, one fifth of the UK drives a black car, with a further 17 percent donning a silver or blue car.

For the 2.7million people living in Manchester, there are 1.38million registered cars.

The closest car-dense city is Bournemouth with 39 percent.

Larger cities like London, Birmingham and Leeds all had car ownership levels below 30 percent. 

There is also a gender split in UK driving licence holders, with 80 percent of men of driving age having a licence, compared to 71 percent of women.

Most popular new car model in the UK in 2021

Vauxhall Corsa – 26,215

Ford Fiesta – 23,521

Volkswagen Golf – 21,970

Mercedes Benz A-Class – 21,864

Ford Puma – 20,853

Kia Sportage – 18,941

Volkswagen Polo – 18,601

Toyota Yaris – 18,125

Nissan Qashqai – 17,812

BMW 3 Series – 17,188



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