Best selling
car brands


Are you looking to buy a new car, but don't know where to start? It can certainly seem a daunting prospect with so many makes and models available to buy. To help you we have compiled a list of what were the top 10 best-selling brands in the UK for 2021.

Hopefully this can serve as a useful starting point for your search, helping you to decide which brands are your preferred choices.

Not looking to buy a car, but just want some interesting facts about the different manufacturers, well we have put together an information page for each brand that has made it into the top 10. Just click on each manufacturer's badge to read more.

Source: All sales figures sourced from

No. 1: Volkswagen

VW sold 147,826 new cars in 2021 making it the best selling car brand in the UK

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No. 2: Audi

With 117,953 units sold in 2021 Audi saw car sales increase by 9.38% compared to 2020

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No. 3: BMW

Just fractionally behind Audi in our list is BMW with 116,577 sales, a very small increase on its 2020 sales

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No. 4: Ford

In 2020 Ford was the best-selling car brand, but in 2021 the brand saw a drop of over 23% in sales with 116,306 units sold

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No. 5: Toyota

The last of the brands to exceed 100k units in 2021 was Toyota selling a total of 100,895

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No. 6: Mercedes Benz

Another marque to see a sizeable drop in sales between 2020 and 2021 is Mercedes-Benz. With sales down by almost 12% they saw total sales of 97,945

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No. 7: Vauxhall

With 91,452 vehicle sales in 2021 Vauxhall comes in at number 7, having been the sixth best selling car-brand the year previously

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No. 8: Kia

Selling over 20,000 more cars than the previous year, Kia saw a total of 90,817 sales in 2021

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No. 9: Hyundai

Of all the top 10 best-selling car brands, Hyundai saw the biggest increase between 2020 and 2021. Sales in 2021 were 69,680 a huge 46% increase on the previous year

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No. 10: Nissan

Rounding out the top 10, Nissan sold 68,494 cars in 2021, slightly down on their 2020 figures

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