In the motoring world, best sellers are usually popular for all the right reasons, with many of the best-selling vehicles of all time consistently enjoying a long, proud, and successful history. In fact, the majority of Britain’s most popular autos are still going strong today. If you want to know which of these best-selling hatchbacks of all time are our favourites, read on and discover some of the UK’s chart-topping vehicles.


In addition to our favourite picks of the most popular cars on British roads ever, we thought we’d also do a quick round up of some of the UK’s best-selling cars of 2020, creating two lists to compare and contrast – a handy tool for anyone looking to purchase a vehicle and for automotive buffs looking to speculate on the future of best-selling cars. The units sold data is compiled from The Society of Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT):

  • Vauxhall Corsa: 3,078
  • Kia Sportage: 2,986
  • Nissan Qashqai: 2,835
  • Ford Fiesta: 2,594
  • Volvo XC40: 2,201
  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class: 1,859
  • Volkswagen Golf: 1,779
  • Ford Puma: 1,760
  • Kia Niro: 1,741
  • Ford Focus: 1,686


When it comes to compiling a list such as this one, there are a lot of vehicles throughout the years to consider. Of course, choosing the best sellers is easy, whilst selecting our favourites is the hard part. Undoubtedly, we’ve omitted some very popular and brilliant cars, yet those that’ve made it this far have done so because they have the sales to back them up, and the excellence to secure a place forever in our memories. Do you agree with our top 10 favourite best-selling hatchback cars?