The UK’s best-selling new cars of 2022 - from Nissan and Ford to Tesla and Volkswagen

The 10 most popular models in a difficult year for the new car industry

22 was the worst year for the new car market in three decades.

New car registrations slumped to their lowest point since 1992 as supply chain issues and financial pressures affected car makers around the world in what industry bosses called a “very difficult year”.

Just 1.61 million new cars were registered in 2022 - 2% fewer than in 2021 - and some of the country’s former best-selling stalwarts slumped down the sales charts. Other models, however, soared up the list of the SMMT’s best-sellers, including the Tesla Model Y, which reflected the continued rise of electric cars.

Here are the UK’s 10 best selling cars of 2022:

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