5 Nissan Juke, 12,590 units
The Nissan Juke helped Nissan complete a perfect 1-2 for year-to-date sales in March, but drops down to fifth for April.The car maker’s small crossover went on sale with a brand new design in 2020, with a facelift arriving in the middle of last year, along with hybrid power for the first time. This hybrid powertrain is produced as part of the firm’s partnership with Renault, and is shared with the Renault Captur E-Tech Hybrid.
6 Hyundai Tucson, 12,378 units
The Hyundai Tucson is one of the UK’s most popular SUVs, and regularly appeared in the top 10 last year. Arguably the most premium option in the top 10, it was renewed in 2021 with a fresh front end with a unique, eye-catching lighting set-up. Its plush interior and range of electrified powertrains are an attractive proposition for many buyers.
7 Tesla Model Y, 11,503 units
Tesla’s influence on the UK car market continues, and the Model Y is the driving force. It dropped down to 7th place in April, but because of the way Tesla produces its cars, it sold 11,503 last month alone – making it the month’s best selling model. The crossover first went on sale last February on our shores in a long-range specification, and a rear-wheel-drive model is now available as the entry point to the range. No doubt it will greatly add to the growing number of Model Ys on our roads.
8 Mini, 10,632 units
Despite its age, the Mini hatchback continues to be as popular as ever. Last year, it finished ahead of superminis such as the Volkswagen Polo and Toyota Yaris. With a versatile line-up of petrol, electric, convertible and John Cooper Works performance variants, the Mini can always be relied on for drivability and alluring looks. A new Mini is set to arrive later this year, and we’re very excited for it.
9 Volkswagen T-Roc, 10,505 units
The Volkswagen T-Roc has been around for six years, but it remains a seriously popular choice for UK buyers – more so, it seems, than the venerable Volkswagen Golf. A recent facelift boosted interior quality, addressing one of few criticisms of the well-rounded crossover.