Most popular first drives – January 2019

Most popular first drives - The Volvo XC40

Top 10 most popular new car first drives on whatcar.com

If you need any more confirmation that the most popular new cars recently are SUV’s, here it is. Admittedly, this top list is headed by the premium Volvo XC40 (the marque’s most affordable SUV), but every other model is from a volume manufacturer. There’s also one budget model in the shape of the recently renewed Dacia Duster.

All 10 cars are, in effect, high-rise hatchbacks of a breed largely pioneered by the model that sits in seventh place, the Nissan Qashqai.

They are models of various lengths, widths and heights, but all are either small or family-scale SUVs.

1.  Volvo XC40
2.  Seat Arona
3.  Suzuki Vitara
4.  Toyota C-HR
5.  Seat Ateca
6.  Skoda Karoq
7.  Nissan Qashqai
8.  Volkswagen T-Roc
9.  Dacia Duster
10.  Mazda CX-5

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