Top 10 bestselling cars in the UK in July 2020

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These are the most popular, bestselling cars in the UK according to the latest official sales figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

We update this page every month with the latest figures, and at the end of each year, we show the most popular cars over the previous 12 months. For July 2020, sales grew 11.3% year-on-year compared with July 2019. This is a massive improvement. In fact, it's the first time new car sales have risen in seven months. Dealership closures due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have caused sales collapsing - falling 44% in March, 97% in April, 89 % in May, and 35% in June.

The Top 10 has a more familiar look about it than April and May. The Vauxhall Corsa has now been the bestselling car in the UK for two months on the trot.

So keep reading to find out which are the UK's bestselling cars for July 2020.

Top 10 bestselling cars for July 2020

10) Ford Kuga (2,686 sold)

2020 Ford Kuga front end

Ford's third generation Kuga was new for this year, and has been flirting with the top 10 bestsellers all year. It's good looking and sensible, but most importantly, the range includes a mild-hybrid diesel, plus a vaguely sporty plug-in hybrid option too. Ford's strong finance deals are helping buyers make their decisions, too. 

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9) Volkswagen Tiguan (2,880 sold)

Volkswagen Tiguan (2020) front view

Volkswagen's popular Tiguan SUV is about six months off being replaced in the UK, but the current sharply-styled version is still drawing them in. It's the second appearance in the Top 10 for 2020, but thanks to great specs, good finance deals and an excellent image, we'll be surprised if we don't see it again soon.

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8) MINI Hatch (2,906 sold)

MINI Hatch 2020 front view

The MINI Hatch remains as popular as ever in the UK thanks to a strong image, excellent dealer support and some cracking finance deals. The fact it drives really well, too, helps a great deal – and although it doesn't look as good as its predecessors, there's still plenty of showroom appeal in this old stager. Despite its popularity, it's fallen down from its fifth position of last month.

>> Read the full MINI Hatch review

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7) Volkswagen Polo (2,932 sold)

Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen number two on this list. This premium hatchback from the archetypal kinda-premiumy-but-not-quite-an-Audi didn't feature in last month's top 10, so VW will be pleased that it's clawed its way up to seventh place. Good finance on select Golfs presumbably a driving force behind sales.

>> Read the full Volkswagen Polo review 

>> Find a Volkswagen Polo for sale near you 

Leasing price: from £203 per month

6) Nissan Qashqai (2,971 sold)

Nissan Qashqai 2020 front view

Here's the granddaddy of all popular family SUVs – and it's no surprise to see the Qashqai still pulls in the buyers. Admittedly now, its appeal is based mainly on its ubiquity and some brilliant deals, but let's not take anything away from this achievement – the Qashqai still drives well and still meets the needs of many, many families across the UK.

>> Read the full Nissan Qashqai review 

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Leasing price: from £205 per month

5) Mercedes-Benz A-Class (3,922 sold)

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Saloon (2020) front view

Now in its fourth-generation, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is more popular than ever. It's available with plenty of (optional), equipment, and is available with a wide variety of engines - including an excellent new plug-in hybrid version - bodystyles and trim levels. Unlike the last A-Class, this one is also good to drive, better made and nicer to sit in.

>> Read the full Mercedes-Benz A-Class review

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Leasing price: from £258 per month

4) Volkswagen Golf (3,936 sold)

2020 VW Golf front end

The new Volkswagen Golf is getting up to speed, and this is its second appearance in the Top 10 list. And while Volkswagen is hoping the Golf 8 will establish itself as the top-selling family hatchback ahead of the Ford Focus, there are still some great deals to be had on the outgoing Golf out there right now – without looking too hard, we found examples of this classy hatchback with more than £3,000 off.

>> Read the full Volkswagen Golf review

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Leasing price: from £232 per month

3) Ford Focus (4,981 sold)

Ford Focus 2020 front view

The new Ford Focus has established itself as a common sight on UK roads, selling briskly just like the previous three generations. The Focus is a consummate all-rounder, and deservedly won the best small family gong in the 2019 and 2020 Parkers New Car Awards, appealing to buyers looking for a great all-rounder in the hatchback class.

>> Read the full Ford Focus review

>> Find a Ford Focus for sale near you

Leasing price: from £207 per month

2) Ford Fiesta (5,421 sold)

Ford Fiesta 2020 front view

For so long, the UK's bestselling car, it seems odd so see the Ford Fiesta languishing behind its traditional rival, the Vauxhall Corsa. But these are strange times, and car sales are down. We love the Fiesta because it's brilliant to drive, looks fantastic, and there are some good deals to be had now it's been on sale a few years. Highly recommended and a well-deserved number one spot.

>> Read the full Ford Fiesta review

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Leasing price: from £181 per month

1) Vauxhall Corsa (5,455 sold)

Vauxhall Corsa (2020) front view

The latest Corsa hits the top of the charts for the second time, but will it be the case once sales are fully back up to speed? The fifth-generation car, which is heavily based on the Peugeot 208, is a quantum leap over the old one in terms of tech, style and driving experience, even though the old one had held on so well for as long as it had.

>> Read the Vauxhall Corsa review

>> Find a Vauxhall Corsa for sale near you

Leasing price: from £191 per month

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