8. Mini hatchback (2016: 8th)
The Mini held position in 2017, with very similar numbers to the year before – a 1% drop in a market that fell by nearly 6%. (47,669 registrations in 2017 vs. 48,328 in 2016).
The unmistakeable brick-like styling of the Mini remains popular in its home UK market, despite each new model getting larger and more bloated than the one before. In fact, the Mini’s continuity of design and its ongoing success tends to suggest that other brands may do better not trying to reinvent themselves every five minutes.
Facelifted models have been spotted testing, although it’s likely that any visual changes will be minor. Expect to see an updated Mini hatchback shown at either the Detroit or Geneva motor shows, then arriving in our showrooms sometime during summer. Will it be enough to keep the Mini in the list of best sellers this time next year?