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Come Back Kid Regains UK’s Most Popular Car Title

In a surprising turn of events, Ford has made a triumphant comeback to claim the title of the UK’s most popular car, months after bidding farewell to the iconic Ford Fiesta.

It goes to show how fast the landscape of the UK’s car market can change. With China forecasted to overtake Germany as the world’s largest vehicle exporter, things could be shaken up again in the not too distant future.

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Ford Puma: The Successor Soars to the Top

The Ford Puma, successor to the multi-decade bestselling Fiesta, has defied expectations by becoming the frontrunner in Britain’s car sales league table. Despite being approximately 15% pricier than its predecessor, the bulkier Puma is poised to surpass 50,000 sales for the year, securing a comfortable lead over competitors like the Nissan Qashqai and the Vauxhall Corsa. Ford attributes the Puma’s success to its advanced navigation and infotainment technology, coupled with a range of appealing other options.

Tesla: Leading the Electric Charge

In the realm of electric vehicles (EVs), Tesla maintains its dominance as Britain’s zero-emission bestseller. Although the consultancy New AutoMotive reports a 20% year-on-year decline in Tesla’s UK sales for 2023, the Model Y continues to hold the position of Britain’s highest-selling electric car. Despite the dip, Tesla’s prominence in the EV market remains unparalleled.

MG’s Meteoric Rise in Electric Sales

Notably, the Chinese manufacturer MG has emerged as the second-ranked seller of electric cars in the UK. With a remarkable 75% year-on-year surge in volumes, MG’s electric vehicles now account for a third of its registrations in Britain. This surge underscores the growing popularity and acceptance of electric cars among UK consumers.


As the automotive landscape undergoes significant shifts, Ford’s Puma marks a surprising comeback, reclaiming the title of the UK’s most popular car. Meanwhile, Tesla maintains its stronghold as the preferred choice for zero-emission vehicles, and MG’s remarkable rise in electric sales reflects the industry’s evolving preferences. The dynamics of the UK car market continue to surprise, and 2024 promises to be an interesting one for observers.

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