UK’s most popular cars in 2023

A blue Ford Puma on an English country road

Ford Puma came out on top in 2023

The UK’s most popular cars from 2023 have been revealed, and not all is as expected. With almost 50,000 registrations, find out which car has dethroned the Ford Fiesta as the UK’s most popular car of the year.

10. Vauxhall Mokka

Registrations: 29,984 

Price: From £24,660 

The Vauxhall Mokka is a small yet stylish SUV. The choice of a 1.2 litre petrol engine, a 1.5 litre diesel engine and the fully electric Mokka-e, helped to cement its place in the top 10.  

The Mokka is equipped with technology like cruise control, a panoramic 180º rear view camera and a 7-inch infotainment system. 

9. Audi A3

Registrations: 30,159 

Price: From £28,650 

The Audi A3 comes in either a saloon or sportback model. With an acceleration of 0-62mph in 8.3 seconds, the A3 is modest but powerful.  

The A3 has parking assist, cruise control as well as a selection of other tech to make your life easier while you drive.

8. Nissan Juke

Registrations: 31,745 

Price: From £20,985 

Newly hybridised, the Nissan Juke offers a simple and streamlined driving experience and 21% more efficiency than the standard petrol model for a much smoother journey. 

The Juke is fitted with ProPILOT Assist, which helps with recognising traffic signs, blind spot intervention and high beam assist. 

7. Mini

Registrations: 33,385 

Price: From £22,935 

Something of a classic, the Mini continues to be one of the most popular cars in the UK. Thanks to some sleek design updates, the exterior of the car is looking fresher than ever.  

The Mini features an 8.8-inch touchscreen to make your experience even better, plus Driving Assist and Apple CarPlay.

6. Hyundai Tucson

Registrations: 34,469 

Price: From £31,500 

The Hyundai Tucson is a mid-sized family SUV which stands out due to its angular design. The Tucson comes as a standard petrol car, or you have the option of three different hybrid models depending on your need. 

Hyundai Tucson’s are fitted with Bluelink services, allowing for online voice recognition, route planning and climate control, all available on your mobile phone.

5. Tesla Model Y

Registrations: 35,899 

Price: From £44,990 

Every Tesla model has that sleek, futuristic look and the Model Y is no different. The 15-inch touchscreen allows for an immersive experience while driving, and it can even entertain your passengers as well. 

The Model Y comes with an innovative roof made of layers of acoustic glass, providing protection from UV rays, glare and heat whilst still allowing you to enjoy the sun.

4. Kia Sportage

Registrations: 36,135 

Price: From £29,375 

Kia are on their fifth iteration of the Sportage model, and it just keeps getting more stylish. The Sportage has sleek lines that give it a sporty and dynamic look with an edge of sophistication. 

The curved driver display gives a spacious and central feel to the Sportage and is equipped with the latest tech innovations to make your drive easier.

3. Vauxhall Corsa

Registrations: 40,816 

Price: From £19,275 

The Corsa is now on its sixth generation and is just as popular as ever, thanks in part, to the availability of a petrol, hybrid and fully electric engine 

The Vauxhall supermini comes with Driver Assist tech, such as speed sign recognition, adaptive cruise control and a driver drowsiness system which lets you know when it’s time to pull over.

2. Nissan Qashqai

Registrations: 43,321 

Price: From £27,120 

The Nissan Qashqai pioneered the crossover of a family hatchback and SUV back in 2007, today it’s only available as a hybrid or electric vehicle, with no purely petrol or diesel model available. 

The Qashqai is equipped with a detailed Head-Up Display which provides the speed limit, road directions and lane assist all without you having to take your eyes off the road.

1. Ford Puma

Registrations: 49,591 

Price: From £25,640 

Ford continues its tradition for producing reliable cars in the shape of the Puma. It’s no wonder the SUV crossover has been such a success as its design is inspired by the Fiesta, sleek SUV which held the top spot of most popular car in the UK for 12 years in a row. 

You can equip your Puma with Driver Assist, Parking Assist and countless other bits of tech to help your drive go smoother. 

If you want to know more, check out our blog on which car colour was most popular in 2023. 



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