Finest-selling automobiles 2022: the UK’s high 10 hottest fashions

The most recent figures reveal the UK’s best-selling automobiles in 2022 up to now…

2021 was an unpredictable 12 months for the automobile trade and the most recent automobile registration figures from the Society of Motor Producers and Merchants (SMMT) affirm the shocks will solely preserve coming within the UK’s high 10 best-selling automobiles listing throughout 2022. 

With pandemic struggles and world semiconductor shortages removed from over and the continued disaster in Ukraine disturbing manufacturing strains, this 12 months can be troublesome to foretell however the early indicators are optimistic. 417,560 automobiles had been bought as much as the tip of March in 2022, though this was down 1.9 per cent compared to this time in 2021. The rise in recognition for electrical automobiles continues to be on present with EV gross sales rising 78.7 per cent year-on 12 months and accounting for 16.1 per cent of whole new automobile gross sales.

Diesel continues to be on a downward pattern, dropping by 55.2 per cent compared to 2021 up to now and taking only a 5.6 per cent share of whole gross sales. 

By way of particular person mannequin gross sales, the final 12 months’s best-selling automobile, the Vauxhall Corsa, continues to be main the way in which for 2022 up to now with the Kia Sportage following in second place and the Ford Puma taking third spot.

The UK’s best-selling automobiles for 2022 

Vauxhall Corsa – 9,797

There’s nonetheless an extended option to go earlier than we crown Britain’s best-selling automobile for 2022. The Vauxhall Corsa topped the chart by over 6,000 items final 12 months and it is made a superb begin to the 12 months with key rival just like the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo not making it into the highest 10. 

Kia Sportage – 8,697

The Kia Sportage completed ninth total in 2021 – taking the title of Britain’s third hottest SUV. This 12 months began brightly however a poor February noticed it lose first place. A brand new 2022 mannequin is on sale now and it may take high honours for the 12 months as we predict it’s the perfect one but. 

Ford Puma – 8,528

The Ford Fiesta has been a fixture on the high of the UK’s greatest promoting automobiles listing for what looks like a lifetime but it surely didn’t end within the high 10 for 2021. As an alternative, it was as much as the Puma to spearhead the Blue Oval’s gross sales push. Britain’s eighth best-selling automobile of 2021 is doing even higher in 2022 and with the Fiesta nonetheless lacking out on the highest 10 regardless of receiving a brand new facelift, the Puma appears to be like set to be Ford’s huge achiever as soon as once more. 

Hyundai Tucson – 7,889

We have been so impressed by the Hyundai Tucson when it launched final 12 months that we gave it the coveted ‘Mid-size SUV of the Yr’ title at our New Automotive Awards. The Tucson’s extra premium strategy might even usher in a brand new clientele in 2022, our Tucson long-term check automobile definitely ticked all the proper packing containers as a household SUV.

MINI – 7,860

The MINI had an astonishingly profitable 2021, taking third spot on the general listing. The addition of an all-electric mannequin helped bump up gross sales figures, and we predict it’s a premium, well-built and charming supermini – so it positively deserves to retain its spot right here.

Tesla Mannequin Y – 7,774

The Tesla Mannequin Y solely arrived this 12 months, which makes it all of the extra outstanding it’s now climbed to sixth, and simply nudged previous the Mannequin 3. It’s hardly a shock its SUV physique type mixed with the identical powertrain as its decrease sibling would show irresistible, and there’s been loads of pent up demand as Tesla followers waited for the automobile to for the automobile to return to those shores. 

Tesla Mannequin 3 – 7,773

Whereas it’s been overtaken by the extra sensible Mannequin Y, the very fact the all-electric Mannequin 3 continues to be outselling the Ford Fiesta simply reveals how the 2022 automobile market is filled with surprises. It was an Auto Categorical 2020 Automotive of The Yr award winner, mixing an important vary, spectacular tech and speedy efficiency.

Nissan Qashqai – 7,531

The arrival of the all-new Qashqai has given this chart stalwart a push up the rankings, and we anticipate the introduction of the revolutionary Qashqai e-Energy hybrid will solely speed up its gross sales later in 2022.

Vauxhall Mokka – 7,395

The most recent Vauxhall Mokka is a big step up from the previous mannequin. Sitting on the CMP platform shared with the Vauxhall Corsa and Peugeot 208, the Mokka is out there with a diesel, petrol or perhaps a fully-electric powertrain so there’s one thing for all tastes. 

Kia Niro – 7,194

The Kia Niro could also be getting on a bit but it surely’s nonetheless proving to be a profitable mannequin for the Korean model. A brand new Niro can be popping out later this 12 months with the same vary that includes a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and the absolutely electrical e-Niro variant, so Kia is doing an important job of shifting the present mannequin. 


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Patrick Moore

Patrick is our chief editor and he's very passionate about cars. He has a bachelor's degree in marketing and he studies journalism. His favorite brand is BMW and he drives an X5 series. When he's not writing for, he enjoys spending time with his family and 9 years old son.

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