The most popular brands on whatcar.com

News that Lexus was launching its first plug-in hybrid model – a variant of the NX SUV – was big news for the Japanese brand, and our first drive in that model pushed Lexus four places up our rankings last month. That was complemented by a range of tempting Target Price offers, and at the time of writing buyers can save up to £1170 on the NX, and up to £4785 on the larger RX SUV.

Having risen dramatically up our chart in previous months, Hyundai again clung on to the top five, thanks to continuing positive reaction to the Ioniq 5 electric car, while Mercedes-Benz fell two places – despite us publishing review updates for the GLC SUV and the C-Class executive saloon.

Towards the bottom of our table, Seat and Renault moved two places up and down respectively, while MG was a new entry into the top 20.

1. BMW
2. Volkswagen
3. Audi
4. Skoda
5. Hyundai
6. Toyota
7. Mercedes-Benz
8. Kia
9. Ford
10. Volvo
11. Honda
12. Peugeot
13. Mazda
14. Land Rover
15. Lexus
16. Nissan
17. Seat
18. Renault
19. Citroen
20. MG

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