Ford Grand C-Max revealed as UK’s fastest-selling car according to new data from cinch


cinch, the faff-free way to buy a car online, has crunched the numbers to unveil the fastest-selling cars on its website and app, with Ford’s Grand C-Max taking the crown.

Based on how many days it takes on average to sell each model, Ford’s family favourite just pipped the all-electric Polestar 2 in cinch’s top 10 list:

  1. Ford Grand C-Max
  2. Polestar 2 
  3. Cupra Formentor
  4. Peugeot 5008
  5. Tesla Model Y
  6. Honda e
  7. Renault Arkana
  8. Hyundai i10
  9. Suzuki Celerio
  10. Jeep Compass

The list shows an interesting snapshot of the used car market – highlighting models that are relatively scarce but have big appeal to buyers.

Sam Sheehan, motoring editor at cinch, said: “To find out which models are the most in demand, we reviewed how quickly each model of car was sold on our website and app between 1 January and 30 April 2024.

“The family-favourite Grand C-Max took top spot, but perhaps the most interesting trend we’re seeing is in the growing popularity of sought-after electric vehicles, such as the Polestar 2 and Honda e.”

“Backed by Volvo and with a distinctive design, the Polestar 2 is one of the most in-demand electric cars on sale today. This is thanks to its impeccable build quality and an impressive 406-mile range in the top-spec Long Range Single Motor model.

“Volvo’s safety credentials and its Swedish reputation for quality engineering make this a hugely popular car with buyers on cinch.”

Practicality and performance

The seven-seat Ford Grand C-Max – available with both petrol and diesel engines – continues to prove an attractive choice for parents with a young family. It’s an affordable, mid-sized MPV that ticks most boxes for those looking for a practical and reliable everyday runner.

cinch’s list highlights the growing popularity of SUVs and MPVs. Six of the top 10 fall into these categories, with models such as the Peugeot 5008 and the Cupra Formentor enticing drivers with a winning blend of practicality, performance and a raised driving position.

Sheehan explained that Peugeot’s model continues to wow buyers looking for an attractive-yet-practical motor.

“The 5008 is a seven-seater family car with swagger,” he said. “Not only does it turn heads, but it’s an incredibly practical vehicle for a large family. These cars sell fast for a good reason, and with diesel and petrol engines available, there’s a good selection to choose from.”

Electric cars causing a buzz

Three of the top 10 fastest-selling cars on cinch between January and April 2024 were all-electric (Polestar 2, Tesla Model Y and Honda e).

Compare that to a list from the same period in 2023, when none of the top 10 fastest-sellers were EVs:

  1. Vauxhall Meriva
  2. Toyota RAV4
  3. Infiniti Q30
  4. Mercedes-Benz GLE
  5. Nissan Note
  6. Alfa Romeo Mito
  7. Suzuki Celerio
  8. Dacia Duster
  9. MINI Convertible
  10. DS 3 Crossback

With over one million EVs gracing the roads of Britain as of March 2024, UK drivers are increasingly interested in jumping behind the wheel of greener, more eco-conscious models.

Sitting in sixth place in cinch’s 2024 list is the quirky Honda e.

Sheehan said: “The Honda e is one of the most fascinating electric cars on the market. Not only can its infotainment system turn into a virtual fish tank, but it’s also got cameras for door mirrors and an eye-catching wooden interior trim.

“If you live in a city or just need a small car to do your weekly errands, there are not many better options than Honda’s smallest car.”

Small but perfectly formed

Affordable hatchbacks are flying off the shelves for used car buyers in the UK, reflecting how the tough economic environment continues to influence major purchasing decisions.

In fact, four of the top 10 fastest-sellers are hatchbacks, including Hyundai’s i10 and Suzuki’s pint-sized Celerio.

The Celerio is the only car on the 2024 list that also featured in the top-10 fastest sellers during the same January-April period in 2023.

Buyers can snap up a low-mileage Celerio for well under £10,000, meaning they continue to deliver good value for money.

Sheehan said: “Hatchbacks tick a lot of boxes for buyers, particularly those doing a lot of driving in urban areas. The Hyundai i10 is a well-built, reliable runaround that also puts a smile on your face while out on the road.

“The growing popularity of SUVs is clear to see, but we shouldn’t forget that a hatchback continues be the car of choice for millions of drivers across the UK – particularly with buyers on a tight budget.”

Familiar names in best-seller list

cinch has also revealed the overall top 10 best-selling cars on its website and app for the first four months of 2024:

  1. Ford Fiesta
  2. Ford Focus
  3. Nissan Qashqai
  4. Vauxhall Corsa
  5. Volkswagen Golf
  6. Mercedes-Benz A Class
  7. Fiat 500
  8. MINI Hatchback
  9. Volkswagen Polo
  10. BMW 1 Series

The Ford Fiesta has proved more popular than ever with used car buyers, particularly since the US manufacturer stopped production of the UK’s all-time best-selling car in July 2023.

Sheehan said: “All these cars will be familiar with UK car buyers, and many of us will have owned or driven at least one of them.

“The list is a reminder that many buyers still plump for a familiar favourite, despite the growing popularity of newer entrants to the market – particularly in the world of EVs.”

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