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


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.

RichardBWhite    on 27 September 2021

Pozdravljeni, hvala, ker ste decembra 2021 delili 10 najbolj prodajanih avtomobilov. Bil sem tako vesel, ko sem videl vašo objavo, potem pa sem spoznal, da je to deset najbolj prodajanih avtomobilov v decembru 2020. Vseeno pa hvala, da ste jo delili z nami. Ko sem našel vašo objavo v iskalniku Google, sem iskal spletna igralnica. Želim kupiti avto, zato želim vedeti odgovor na to vprašanje.

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