The New Vauxhall Corsa is the UK’s best-selling new car so far this year.

This is according to the latest new car sales and registration figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Chart topper

It has been the UK’s best-selling car with over 20,000 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.

The brand, like most manufacturers, continues its electric vehicle expansion. The goal is 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. More than 2,ooo were registered.

Plugging in

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.

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. It highlighted its 209-mile WLTP range, an affordable price and fun driving dynamics.

Plus you could win your very own brand new Vauxhall Corsa by entering FirstCar’s Spin to Win free prize draw! Closing on the 14th of July!