Top 10 best selling cars of 2020 so far

Top 10 best selling cars of 2020 so far

Buying a new car is a rite of passage, but with so many models on the market, it can feel overwhelming to know which model is right for you - especially if you are buying for the first time or looking to upgrade from your first car.

To help you understand which car is best for you, we've looked at the best selling cars of 2020, according to SMMT data.

Ford Fiesta (15,952 sold)

One of the most common cars on the road, it is easy to understand why the Ford Fiesta is a great choice for drivers. Very reasonably priced, cheap to run day to day and with dashboard and in-car technology that competes with more luxurious car brands, close to 16,000 Fiestas have been sold in 2020 so far - a high number considering that car sales were down 97% in April compared to the previous year. The perfect choice for first-time buyers through to families, it continues to top the best selling car list year after year.

Volkswagen Golf (14,627 sold)

Another car that is perfect for all members of the family, the low running costs and comfortable interior makes the Golf a top choice. Petrol-heads can opt for its performance-focused models and tech-savvy car owners will love the updated dashboard technology.

Ford Focus (14,092 sold)

Another member of the Ford family takes the third-place spot. The bigger, more family-friendly model makes it the perfect choice for those who want to accommodate a growing family, but still want the driving experience of a trendier, cooler model.

Vauxhall Corsa (12,328 sold)

Having shaken off its reputation as the boy racer's car of choice, the Corsa has rightfully returned to the top 5 in the best sellers list. Wanting to attract a modern, more grown-up customer base, Vauxhall recently introduced an all-electric version - perfect for the more eco-conscious.

Nissan Qashqai (11,857 sold)

With nearly 12,000 sold so far this year, the Nissan Qashqai is the ideal model for drivers looking for a 4x4 experience, but without the price tag. Reasonably priced to run compared to other cars of its size, it is going to take an impressive new entry to the market to knock the original market leader for crossovers since its launch in 2006 out of the top ten list.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (10,285 sold)

The perfect blend of luxury and functionality, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is no longer a car for the elite. With options to upgrade the dash screens and in-car tech, this car is the perfect hatchback for car enthusiasts. The instantly recognisable shape and top of the range specifications have made this a top choice since the launch of the first generation in 1997.

MINI (8,617)

A true British classic, no car can come close when it comes to a luxury small car. The distinctive style and iconic status mean that there really is no cooler car on the road. The introduction to an electric alternative has allowed the company to branch out to a new target market.

Kia Sportage (8,429)

The second SUV to enter the list, the Kia Sportage is another family favourite - a great drive with a well-equipped interior and space for the little ones. Kia's introduction of its 7-year warranty means that the brand has become a firm favourite with customers who want the reassurance that comes with a brand new car.

BMW 3 Series (7,900 sold)

An instantly recognisable model, the BMW 3 Series is a great choice for those looking to upgrade. The advanced engineering and expert craftmanship may mean you might need to splash a little more cash than on some of the other models to make the list, but in this case, it is most definitely worth it.

Volkswagen Polo (7,355)

Adaptable to meet all budgets, the Polo is yet another example of a reliable motor with low running costs. It may not have the top specifications that other entrants boast, but this car is a roomy, comfortable drive that continues to be a hit with road users every year.

Purchasing a model straight from the showroom has its benefits, but it also comes with a higher cost, so it's important to ensure you have the right cover should the unfortunate happen. Taking out the relevant Gap Insurance, such as vehicle replacement Gap Insurance, tyre insurance, scratch and dent insurance or alloy wheel insurance will mean that you will not be left out of pocket, and give you the peace of mind you need when shopping for your next dream car.

James Cartwright

James Cartwright

James is an innovator in the Gap Insurance market with a longstanding understanding of automotive and Gap Insurance and consumer trends. In authoring these articles he brings together over 20 years of industry experience and a lifetime as an automotive enthusiast.

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