2020 was a strange year for a lot of reasons. But despite spending a lot more time inside, Brits continued to spend. Restrictions on travel meant shopping moved almost entirely online, and cars were no different. Over 2020, Creditplus delivered hundreds of cars across the country, and these were the most popular.
For the last decade, Ford have dominated the bestselling car lists in the UK. The Ford Focus is one of their two bestsellers, and it’s not difficult to see why. If you want an excellent family car that’s suitable for families of 3-5, then you can’t get much better than the Focus. Good fuel economy, a huge range of excellent safety features, plus a car that isn’t a bore to drive, the Focus is the complete package.
It’s tempting to see the Ford Fiesta as just a smaller version of the Focus. But the good news is that you get a lot of the excellent qualities from the bigger model. The Fiesta feels a lot lighter to drive and has an agility missing in its big sister. Interior space is not that much different in the two cars, but you will notice a change in the boot space.
If you have a family with younger children, then the Fiesta will be more than enough to keep you going.
At the opposite end of the supermini spectrum, the BMW 1 Series is a more prestige smart hatchback. Whereas the Ford prioritised economy, the 1 Series is about style and class. You can see the difference in the more premium interior, and the range of infotainment and comfort features is much more improved. But that also means it’s more expensive. However, if you are after a car that is going to be great around town and won’t leave you looking out of place in the work car park, the 1 Series is an excellent choice.
If you are after a family car, then the Nissan Qashqai continues to be one of the best and most popular choices. It’s big size gives you and your family a great sense of safety. The high seating position as you drive means you have a great view of the road, perfect for spotting danger and parking spaces. And the safety rating means you can ensure your family are well protected as you go. Just some of the reasons why it’s so popular.
The bestselling statement/executive car on the market, the BMW 3 Series is beloved by the modern professional. It’s a BMW so you have that sense of class and prestige from the get-go. Interior has been designed for comfort without sacrificing style, and is great for long journeys on a motorway. You’ll eat up the road and have fun doing it.
If you go for the saloon version, it makes for a good, if high class, family car. But that’s not what it’s been designed for. It’s designed to make an impression and to feel good doing it. And it does both extremely well.