The New Vauxhall Corsa is the UK’s best-selling new car so far this year, according to the latest new car sales and registration figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
The New Corsa has been the UK’s best-selling car so far this year, with 20,024 registered in the first five months of 2021. Vauxhall’s electric models, including the all-electric Corsa-e and Vivaro-e were also the highest selling models in their segments, as the brand continues its electric vehicle expansion with the goal of offering an electrified variant across its model line-up by 2024.
The all-electric Corsa-e has been the best-selling new electric car in the small Battery Electric Vehicle sector this year, with 2,204 registered, while the Vivaro-e remains the highest-selling electric Light Commercial Vehicle in the UK, with 874 registrations in 2021.
Vauxhall is now one of the few manufacturers able to offer fleets and buyers an electric van across its entire LCV line-up, following the announcement of its All-New Movano-e large van earlier in May.
Vauxhall also increased its passenger car market share by 0.4 of a percentage point, having sold 43,314 cars so far in 2021.
Paul Willcox, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said: “As a British brand, it’s fantastic to see the Corsa remain the UK’s best-selling new car. With electric car and electric van sales continuing to grow at a rapid pace, we’re also very proud to see the new Corsa-e and the new Vivaro-e top the sales charts in their respective sectors and bringing affordable all-electric options to customers.”
May was the first full month where showrooms across the UK were allowed to reopen to the public following the gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions by the Government.
Customers can also purchase new models using the Vauxhall Online Store, which brings the new car shopping experience to the comfort of buyers’ homes. They can arrange a live video viewing of a vehicle via the Vauxhall Virtual Showroom and proceed to the Online Store to configure their new model, personalise finance payments and place an order – all from the comfort and safety of home.
The all-new fifth generation Corsa is available with a fully-electric powertrain or a choice of efficient petrol or diesel engines. The zero-emissions-in-use Corsa-e was voted The Sun Car of the Year, thanks to its 209-mile WLTP range, affordable price and fun driving dynamics. The Vivaro-e is the 2021 International Van of the Year.