Top 10: Best-selling cars in December 2020

The UK new car market fell by almost a third (29.4 per cent) in 2020, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

New car registrations declined by almost 11 per cent in December; wrapping up a turbulent 12 months that saw demand fall by 680,076 units to the lowest level since 1992.

It was, however, a bumper year for electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars, which  accounted for more than one in 10 registrations. 

Click through the gallery below to see which new cars were in high demand in December.

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Tesla Model 3 - 5798 registered

Easy to drive, packed with features and supported by a huge network of rapid chargers, the Tesla Model 3 is a stylish and practical alternative to traditional rivals like the BMW 3 Series. Tesla's smallest and cheapest model comes in three guises  - an entry-level model called the Standard Range Plus, a Long Range version and a range-topping Performance variant.

Read our review of the Tesla Model 3

Comments

Brian rowe    on 7 January 2021

E V on our pension income we'll never be able to afford one. There's no public transport in our village now, the taxi fares are very high, so its stay in , and become a prisoner in your own home.
Never mind , I feel sorry for the youths of tomorrow with high taxes and No houses.

Richard.Allen.    on 7 January 2021

I can't understand why the Fiesta is so popular and the Renault Clio doesn't even make the top ten.The Clio is not only better looking its a better car and outsells the Fiesta 2 to 1 over the whole of Europe.

John Audus    on 8 January 2021

This is very interesting data, but please could you tell me how many of these 'december registrations' will still be standing on the forecourts of dealerships as 'pre-registered' throughout this spring and into even summer?

Michael Baybutt    on 8 January 2021

Brian - have a look at the Renault Zoe.

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