The changing tastes of Britain’s motorists have been revealed in a new survey of the top-selling marques.
When asked ‘which is the coolest car brand,’ Tesla topped the poll with 24.2%, ahead of Mercedes (22.4%) and Mini (13.8%).
According to the SMMT, electric vehicle sales doubled in March over the same period last year, and the Tesla Model 3 was the fourth best selling car in the country with 6,585 models sold in the UK. It followed a record-breaking quarter for Tesla, which saw billionaire Elon Musk’s company deliver 184,800 electric cars to customers worldwide in the first quarter of 2021.
BMW claimed the fourth spot in the survey with 13.3% ahead of Volkswagen (11%), Ford (8%), Vauxhall (6%) and Toyota (5.%). Nissan came bottom of the poll with only 3% of votes despite its popular Qashqai proving the fifth best selling car in the country in March.
Online car finance provider finance4cars.co.uk conducted the survey; commenting on the results, the company’s founder, Gary Bain, said: “It’s clear the EV revolution is here to stay as Tesla proves to be the coolest car brand in Britain. With slick styling and class-leading technology, it’s easy to understand why the brand has made an impact with people so quickly.”
Finance4cars.co.uk is the brainchild of entrepreneur Gary Bain. It offers consumers total transparency on finance commissions for new and used vehicles, with low APRs and a clear credit rating policy, saving motorists thousands over the length of their tailored vehicle leasing deals.
The finance portal provides competitive hire purchase agreements for new and used vehicles.