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The ten best-selling cars of 2017

Despite a downbeat year for new car sales, these models remained popular with car buyers

8. Mini hatchback (2016: 8th)

MINI hatchback, top ten cars 2017The 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?

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Stuart Massonhttps://www.thecarexpert.co.uk/
Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.
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