Most popular reviews – October 2018

Top 20 most-read new car reviews on whatcar.com

SUVs accounted for 16 of the top 20 most searched-for models on whatcar.com during October, with the four cars bucking this trends being the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf, Nissan Leaf and Seat Ibiza hatchbacks.

Premium models accounted for just two of the 20, although Volvo’s XC40 SUV is the overall leader. Meanwhile, Audi’s new range-topping SUV, the Q8, which placed fourth last month, was well out of the top 20 in October.

Three alternatively fuelled vehicles made the top 20, led by the Hyundai Ioniq (10th), which is available as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric car, the Leaf (13th) electric car and Mitsubishi Outlander SUV (15th), which offers a diesel engine and plug-in hybrid power.

1.  Volvo XC40

2.  Seat Ateca

3.  Volkswagen T-Roc

4.  Skoda Karoq

5.  Seat Arona

6.  Mazda CX-5

7.  Ford Focus

8.  Toyota C-HR

9.  Nissan Qashqai

10.  Hyundai Ioniq

11.  Audi Q3

12.  Volkswagen Golf

13.  Nissan Leaf

14.  Suzuki Vitara

15.  Mitsubishi Outlander

16.  Seat Ibiza

17.  Volkswagen Tiguan

18.  Renault Captur

19.  Peugeot 3008

20.  Vauxhall Grandland X

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