Currently reading: Tesla Model Y and Model 3 top sales chart as registrations plummet
American EVs surge to top spots as supply-chain issues cause a dramatic downturn in new-car registrations

The Tesla Model Y was the best-selling car in the UK last month, followed closely by its Tesla Model 3 sibling, amid a backdrop of declining registrations caused by ongoing supply-chain issues.

Tesla registered 6464 examples of the SUV and 6457 of the saloon, both some way ahead of the Vauxhall Corsa in third place, with 5515, and the Nissan Qashqai in fourth, with 5401.

Importantly, Tesla's monthly registrations tend to surge following a shipment of UK cars, as the firm bulk-registers imported cars at the port. 

The figures reflect the ongoing shake-up of the UK's traditional best-sellers list – with the once best-selling Ford Fiesta coming in at number 10 with 3890, for example – as parts shortages continue to restrict output for many of the world's largest manufacturers.

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