• Best Selling Cars of 2021

Best Selling Cars of 2021

Discover the new, used and electric cars making headlines over the past 12 months

2021 was a notable year for many reasons, least of all the overwhelming demand for new, used and electric cars during the previous 12 months.​​

Here at Wilsons Epsom, we’ve seen a huge uptake in our EV models especially, as UK motorists seek alternative solutions to diesel and petrol powered vehicles. 

So what were the best selling cars in 2021? If you’re looking to take inspiration for a potential new or new-to-you car purchase in 2022, then take a look at what’s proven to be the most popular models over the past year…

Best Selling New Cars of 2021

You may or may not be surprised at what’s made the top 10 best selling new cars of 2021*. We’re delighted to see the all-new Nissan Qashqai feature in 5th place on the list… 

  1. Vauxhall Corsa with 38,306 new registrations
  2. Mercedes-Benz A-Class with 29,510 new registrations
  3. Volkswagen Polo with 29,478 new registrations
  4. Volkswagen Golf with 28,666 new registrations
  5. Nissan Qashqai with 27,800 new registrations
  6. Kia Sportage with 27,297 new registrations
  7. MINI Hatchback with 27,167 new registrations
  8. Ford Fiesta with 27,000 new registrations
  9. Ford Puma with 26,870 new registrations
  10. BMW 3 Series with 26,115 new registrations
*According to vehicle data from the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) website.

We currently have the all-new Nissan Qashqai in stock, so why not embrace its forward-thinking design and use our online configurator to view the options available to you.


Best Selling Used Cars of 2021

Used car sales have been at an all-time high, by far exceeding new car registrations. Are any of the top 10 best selling used cars of 2021* on your hit list?

Whilst we’re proud to represent 11 new car brands, we also stock hundreds of nearly new and used cars that you can browse online today - including many of the models below… 

  1. Ford Fiesta with 88,941 sales
  2. Vauxhall Corsa with 70,983 sales
  3. Volkswagen Golf with 66,576 sales
  4. Ford Focus with 66,576 sales
  5. Vauxhall Astra with 53,223 sales
  6. BMW 3 Series with 45,745 sales
  7. MINI Hatchback with 54,372 sales
  8. Volkswagen Polo with 41,450 sales
  9. BMW 1 Series with 32,781 sales
  10. Audi A3 with 32,584 sales
*According to vehicle data from the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) website.

Best Selling Electric Cars of 2021

The electric revolution truly is here! At the end of 2021, nearly one in five new cars registered was fully electric. 

Check out the top 10 best selling electric cars of 2021* for total EV inspiration and visit us here at Wilsons Epsom to find your happily EV after…

  1. Tesla Model 3 with 25,171 sales
  2. Kia Niro with 11,608 sales
  3. Volkswagen ID.3 with 10,232 sales
  4. Nissan LEAF with 7,474 sales
  5. Audi E-Tron with 6,857 sales
  6. Hyundai Kona with 6,494 sales
  7. Renault Zoe with 5,608 sales
  8. MINI Electric with 5,441 sales
  9. MG ZS with 5,134 sales
  10. Vauxhall Corsa-e with 5,065 sales
*According to vehicle data from the SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) website. 

New, Used and Electric Cars at Wilsons Epsom

As the largest family-run new and used car supermarket in the South of England, make Wilsons Epsom your first stop for a new, used or electric car. We offer our customers extensive choice, unbeatable value and a service they can trust all in one location. 

Explore brand new models from Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Jeep, Hyundai, Nissan, Nismo, Peugeot, MG, Renault and Dacia, as well as discovering a superb selection of nearly new and used cars - we really do have something for everyone!

Transport For London

Cars need to meet minimum emission standards when travelling in the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) or the daily charge must be paid.

Minimum emission standards

Petrol: Euro 4
Diesel: Euro 6

The ULEZ will be enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age. However:

Information from Transport For London

Check this car on the TFL website before purchasing: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/check-your-vehicle/

All our vehicles are subject to an Admin Fee. Our Admin Fee covers any additional administration needed during your transaction, including a thorough provenance check (HPI Check). The admin fee also includes the cost to fully valet, register and, if necessary, MOT your vehicle (if less than 6 months left of current MOT).

Our administration fee is a variable fee which covers the additional administration needed when transacting with different categories of customers as specified. Retail Customers £199.00 - (Private buyers - NOT an owner, partner or director of a new/used vehicle sales company). Retail Customers using a finance broker outside our official panel of lenders paying funds direct to Wilsons Epsom - £399.00. All fees are inclusive of VAT.