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The Vauxhall Corsa was the best-selling car in the UK during May, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
The supermini, which is available with petrol and diesel engines, plus an all-electric powertrain, is also the most popular car this year so far with a total of 17,198 registrations, closely followed by the Ford Puma (15,426).
However, May represented yet another month of decline for new car registrations, falling by 20.6% to 124,394 units, thanks mainly to the shortage of computer chips which is affecting vehicle production globally.
On the plus side, sales of battery electric vehicles (BEVs or EVs) rose by 17.7%, representing one in eight new cars joining the road last month.
Top 10 best-selling cars (May 2022)
Vauxhall Corsa – 4,399
Ford Puma – 3,580
Ford Kuga – 3,379
Volkswagen Golf – 2,623
Mini – 2,538
Nissan Qashqai – 2,261
Kia Sportage – 2,260
Kia Niro – 2,258
Volkswagen Polo – 2,118
Hyundai Tucson – 2,094
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