Top 5: most popular compact hatchbacks of the moment

Toyota Yaris

The battle in the compact class turned out to be in Toyota’s favor last month: no fewer than 668 new copies of the Yaris received a license plate, making the little rascal after the Kia Niro the best-selling car of the month! Which compact class hatchbacks will follow in its wake? These five were most often registered in August.

1. Toyota Yaris – 668 copies

Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris

‘No more boring cars’, that is the credo with which Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda has brought about considerable change at the brand in recent years. The current Yaris looks sleeker and more dynamic than before, with the extra fierce GR Yaris as a sporty sign. However, it has little in common with the regular Yaris. The model does not harm Toyota in the Netherlands: last month the Yaris dethroned the Polo in the compact class (the B-segment). The two are not much different from each other. Viewed over the whole year, the Yaris also takes off with the win: a total of 5,266 new Yaris have been registered in 2021 to date. Interested in a Yaris, but don’t feel like coughing up the entire catalog value in one go? Check all offers from private lease providers in our private lease comparator.

2. Volkswagen Polo – 645 copies

Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo

The Volkswagen Polo got a makeover this year, but the facelifted version is not yet at the dealer. It is neck and neck between the Polo and the Yaris, because last month the difference was only 23 copies. In July, the Polo took the win with 919 newly registered copies, compared to 899 for the Yaris. Over the year, the neck-and-neck race is in favor of the Yaris with 5,266 units versus 5,212 Polos. It remains to be seen whether the facelift of the Polo will change that. The most recent private lease offers of the Polo can be found in our private lease comparator.

3. Opel Corsa – 309 copies

Opel Corsa e

Opel Corsa

After the Volkswagen Polo, there is at first sight another German in the list: the Opel Corsa. Meanwhile, however, French blood flows through the veins of the compact Opel, because it shares a large part of its genes with the Peugeot 208. Apart from the logo, there is little German left. The Opel did better than its Peugeot brother in our country last month. 309 copies were registered, while the 208 got stuck at 243 copies. With that, the Corsa has started a catching up race. In our private lease comparator you can see the most current lease prices per provider for the Corsa.

4. Peugeot 208 – 243 copies

Peugeot 208

Peugeot 208

The Opel Corsa has closed the gap with its French brother a little further in the past month, but over the entire year the 208 with 3,910 cars against 3,841 Corsas is still the winner in the family battle. In August, sales of the 208 dropped significantly, from 329 in July to 243 in the past month. The second generation of the 208 has been running since 2019. With the ‘tusks’ that act as LED daytime running lights, the compact Frenchman looks quite aggressive, especially in combination with the optional LED headlights with three vertical bars on either side. You can check how the 208 is doing in the private lease in our private lease comparator.

5. Seat Ibiza – 171 copies

Seat Ibiza

Seat Ibiza

In the top 5 of the best-selling hatchbacks in the compact class, the Seat Ibiza is the last. Just like the Volkswagen Polo, the Ibiza has recently had a facelift, with the first copies delivered in July. The facelift of the Ibiza is also a lot milder than that of the Polo. Whether this will also be reflected in the sales figures in the long term remains to be seen. In any case, sales of the Ibiza increased slightly from July to August: from 162 to 171 units. All private lease prices of the Ibiza can be found here.

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