The best-selling UK cars to buy in 2024
Ford Puma – 49,591 sales
Topping the list is the Ford Puma, the brand’s new crossover SUV which takes the Fiesta’s crown as the UK’s best-selling car.
With more space and a higher driving position than its predecessor, the Puma and the now-discontinued Ford minivan, the Puma is a sensible used car option for families and working professionals alike.
Nissan Qashqai – 43,321 sales
Coming in a strong second place is the Nissan Qashqai, which has been around since 2007 and has sold millions since then.
Designed in Paddington, London and manufactured in Sunderland, this good-sized family SUV is the perfect choice for new families and those who can benefit from a large 504-litre boot.
Vauxhall Corsa – 40,816 sales
The second Ford called in its time at Eid, it was the Vauxhall Corsa’s time to shine.
As an ideally sized compact car, the Corsa offers city dwellers, young families and new drivers a compelling opportunity to hit the open road and enjoy the drive.
Its efficient engines and powerful technology make the used Corsa a bargain.
Kia Sportage – 36,135 sales
Being Kia’s largest gasoline hybrid, it’s no surprise that the Sportage made this list.
Not only does it offer great value for money, you’ll also get a well-equipped SUV that gets up to 49mpg and a 540-litre boot for all your active kids’ stuff.
Tesla Model Y – 35,899 sales
As the only electric car on this list, the Tesla Model Y has a lot going for it, but fortunately it’s one of the best electric cars you can buy.
When you consider its long range of 310 miles, massive amounts of technology and practicality, it’s hard to ignore.
It is joined on SMMT’s list of best-selling electric cars by the MG4, Audi Q4 e-tron, Tesla Model 3, Polestar 2, VW ID.3, Kia e-Niro, BMW i4, VW ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq iV.
Hyundai Tucson – 34,469 sales
Since it’s closely related to the Kia Sportage, it’s no surprise that the Hyundai Tucson makes this list.
It has a huge 640-litre boot, fuel-efficient hybrid petrol engines and good exterior looks to complete the family SUV range
Mini Hatchback – 33,385 sales
It may be miles away from the much smaller original Mini Cooper, but the modern car is a true masterpiece.
It’s packed with technology, from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the circular infotainment display and jet fighter-style switches.
Nissan Juke – 31,745 sales
Being the little brother of a very successful sibling (the Qashqai), the Nissan Juke would probably struggle for attention, but that’s not the case.
In fact, the Juke sells incredibly well and offers a more compact driving experience, making it easier for a lot of people to live with – especially if you live in a town or city.
Audi A3 – 30,159 sales
Sitting between the smaller A1 and larger A4, the Audi A3 is an ideal saloon or hatchback for a stylish first car or family car.
It has efficient petrol and diesel engines with plenty of technology, smooth gearboxes, and the versatility of an Audi badge.
Vauxhall Mokka – 29,984 sales
Available with a petrol or diesel engine or an all-electric power unit, the Vauxhall Mokka is a versatile and spacious SUV.
It has a 310-litre boot, seats up to five people, and is very easy to drive, making it ideal for busy family life.