This Chinese crossover offers class-leading value for money, and it received a facelift last year, putting it in line for even more mainstream success in 2024.
Available with a petrol engine or as a more frugal plug-in hybrid, the MG HS also comes with a good level of equipment as standard, including a 10.1in touchscreen, a 360deg parking camera and smartphone mirroring.
Read our MG HS review
5. BMW 1 Series – 3204 units
No BMW finished in the top 10 last year, but could the 1 Series change that this year? The German firm’s smallest model finished January in fifth, as the best-selling non-crossover.
The hatchback starts at £28,740 and offers a choice of petrol and diesel engines, with a model range topped by the M-tuned M135i xDrive.
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6. Mini 3dr/5dr – 3079 units
Despite its age, the Mini hatchback continues to be one of the UK’s most popular cars. Last year, it finished ahead of key rivals including the Volkswagen Polo and Toyota Yaris.
With a versatile line-up of petrol, electric and Cooper performance variants, the Mini can always be relied on for drivability and alluring looks. A hotly anticipated new model will arrive soon.
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7. Audi A3 – 2648 units
The Audi A3 is one of just three cars on this list that isn’t an SUV, and it even outsells its Volkswagen Golf sibling nowadays, too.
It’s certainly worthy of its spot in the top 10, offering a comfortable ride and good body control, plus a plush, roomy interior. The fact that it’s also substantially cheaper than the rival Mercedes-Benz A-Class also helps its case.
Read our Audi A3 Sportback review