Volkswagen Was the UK's Best-Selling Car Brand in 2021
Volkswagen was officially the UK’s best-selling new car brand across 2021, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
It’s the first time the manufacturer has taken this title, following a successful year of 147,826 vehicle registrations. In addition to this, Volkswagen claimed more than 30 UK awards across its range in 2021; with 11 for the pioneering ID.3 model and a World Car of the Year accolade for the ID. 4.
Significant contributions to the impressive sales performance came across the Volkswagen range, with the Polo topping the charts as the manufacturer's best-seller - it was also the UK’s fifth best-selling car last year. The Golf was a close second, and the revolutionary ID.3, which was dubbed the ‘Electric People’s Car’ by industry experts was also a top performer for the brand, and also one of the country’s top-selling electric vehicles.
The Volkswagen line-up is incredibly diverse, spanning numerous segments, from the likes of the up! city car to the Touareg premium SUV; there’s something for everyone across the range.
Two segments in particular that VW is leading the way in, is the SUV and BEV markets. In the SUV arena, Volkswagen offers a multitude of options, including the T-Cross, Taigo, T-Roc, Tiguan and Touareg. Within the BEV sector, Volkswagen’s investment in the advanced MEB modular electric platform has led to the creation of the ID.3, ID.4 and this year will see the debuts of the highly anticipated ID.5 and ID. BUZZ models.
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