CORSA AND MOKKA FINISH AS THE UK’S TWO BEST-SELLERS IN FEBRUARY
Vauxhall has the two best-selling cars in the UK in February, with the award-winning Vauxhall Corsa reclaiming its place as the UK’s best-selling car, and the Vauxhall Mokka as the second-most registered car in the month, according to the latest vehicle registration figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
With 2,818 new Corsas registered in February, it has reclaimed its crown as not just the UK’s best-selling supermini, but the best-selling new car in the country, with a total of 5,243 units registered so far in 2023.
The car’s continued strong popularity with both private and fleet buyers comes on the back of three consecutive years of strong showings for the Corsa. With 35,910 units sold in 2022, it finished last year as the UK’s favourite supermini, while it was the country’s best-selling car overall in 2021.
With 1,805 sold in February, the Vauxhall Mokka joins the Corsa at the top of the sales charts, being the second-best selling car in the country for February and the best-selling compact crossover (B-SUV). Both the Mokka and Corsa are available to buyers as fully electric variants – Corsa Electric and Mokka Electric.
James Taylor, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said: “I’m delighted to see Mokka join Corsa at the top of the sales charts in February – a true indication of how the latest Vauxhall range is meeting the needs of today’s drivers. We’re looking forward to the arrival of All-New Astra Electric and Astra Sports Tourer Electric later this year, adding further electric options for our customers as part of our commitment to be an all-electric brand from 2028.”
Vauxhall’s electrification strategy includes a commitment to be a fully-electric brand by 2028. It is also one of the few manufacturers in the country able to offer fleets and private buyers an electric van across its entire model range.
Both the Vauxhall Corsa and Mokka are available with efficient petrol engines as well as with a fully electric powertrain. Using the multi-powertrain CMP platform, the electric variants of these cars are powered by a 50kWh battery and a 136PS (100kW) electric motor. Capable of supporting up to 100kW rapid charging, an 80% charge for both takes just 30 minutes to complete. The Corsa Electric has a range of 222 miles (WLTP) while the Mokka Electric can reach up to 209 miles (WTLP) on a full charge.