The last fiscal year was extremely harsh on the automotive industry. In April, this pressure increased in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which continues to tighten its grip globally. However, sales didn’t come to a standstill and below we’ll take a look at the top ten highest selling cars in the last month, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Most of the names on this list are familiar ones and the vehicles sold well despite an impending lockdown.
In This Guide:
1. Volkswagen golf
The VW Golf’s performance has always been admired for its impressive dynamic abilities. It often finds itself at the top of the monthly sales list – mostly because it’s a notch above most compacts in terms of sophistication, interior ambience, and driving experience. It’s also priced well for a vehicle that melds luxury, safety, practicality, and speed into one package.
2. Ford fiesta
The Ford Fiesta has developed a solid reputation for being one of the best-handling small cars on the market. The steering delivers generous feedback and it’s easy to pedal – which makes it a great go-to car for new drivers and seniors. It also provides many useful features without being overly trimmed and overly expensive. It’s an accomplished compact car that takes safety and performance seriously and as a result it typically doesn’t cost a bomb to cover – which is great for anyone looking for cheap car insurance.
The MINI Cooper is one of the most popular subcompact cars on the market, making it an ideal choice for singletons, professional couples, and senior citizens. It’s small but classy and that’s what draws most buyers to it. But despite its tight interior, the MINI is a car that has athletic handling, responsive steering, strong brakes, and brisk acceleration.
4. Ford focus
The Ford Focus excels when it comes to ride and handling. What’s more, the most recent model has also upped its game when it comes to interior quality, rear legroom, boot space, and on-board technology. Fords have always been known for their fuel efficiency and the Focus doesn’t disappoint in this regard. In fact, its decent price and ability to take it easy on the fuel helps make up for its lacklustre power and somewhat outdated interior design. If you want a reliable car on a budget – you could do a lot worse than a Ford Focus.
5. Nissan qashqai
When we talk about family SUVs, then the Nissan Qashqai goes down in history as a trendsetter. Features such as the elevated driving position, the stylish yet rugged looks, and the relatively low running costs are what made this family car such a huge hit. It’s also important to note that the Qashqai is manufactured in Britain at the Sunderland plant – so while there may be newer and shinier options that are similar in look and performance, buying local is an easier case.
6. Vauxhall corsa
The Vauxhall Corsa is a popular car with young and old drivers alike. A reliable, well-made car that handles well and is built to last, it’s a great option if cheap car insurance is priority. The steering is also optimally light, so whirling the wheel to manoeuvre into tiny parking spaces is no challenge at all (making it the perfect town car). It’s typically always near the top of the car sales charts in the UK and predictions show that this won’t change anytime soon.
7. Mercedes-Benz A-Class
The A-Class offers it all. It’s dynamic, sophisticated, and its performance and drive make it an excellent option for long relaxing country drives and for buzzing around town in peak-hour traffic. Its elite and comfortable interior also makes it a great car for those who face long commutes. And as far as luxury cars go, this Benz is affordably priced – which is certainly among its most attractive features.
8. Kia Sportage
The Kia Sportage looks more expensive than it actually is – and that’s what makes it so appealing to consumers. Buyers also like it for its solid feel and sharp responses which allow for a grounded and safe driving experience. Because it’s easy to exit and enter, the car is favoured by older occupants and parents who need space to buckle kids up without a hassle. Its only downfall is that it’s a relatively thirsty car, which is probably why it scoots down to 8th place on the list for March 2020.
9. BMW 3 series
The 2020 BMW 3-series is the largest model to date and its spacious interior provides enough legroom for passengers to sit back and enjoy the ride. But despite being big enough for the whole family, this BMW flaunts a sporty build for a sedan and as such, it appeals to businessmen, professionals, and even singletons who appreciate a roomy and sophisticated vehicle. What the BMW 3 Series doesn’t have going for it, however, is its price – which not many can afford.
10. Range Rover Evoque
There’s no denying that the Range Rover Evoque makes one bold statement. While it may not be the most practical SUV, it certainly is something to look at. It has a good amount of “oomph” to it - although there are SUVs that have more power at a considerably lower price. What the fans certainly do like about this all-new model is that it features some of the fanciest tech of any small SUV and the driving aids are seemingly endless. Suffice it to say, the Evoque is more about fashion and glamour than old-school off-roading – but that’s OK!
When you want to buy a new or used car, then you want to get the best bang for your buck. The list above indicates that many car buyers aren’t always just looking at price, however. Many put performance, safety, and even aesthetics at the forefront of their decision-making process – or at least that’s what March 2020’s car purchases indicate.