The UK’s best selling car in March was the the most eco-friendly and fuel efficient car you can buy on the market; the Little Tikes’ Cozy Coupe.
As the UK new car registrations declined a staggering 97.3% last month, the children’s favourite is likely to roar ahead further in sales as parents find ways to entertain their kids during the COVID-19 lockdown and good weather.
Approximately 85,000 units of child-powered cars were sold in March, compared to just 7,103 units of the highest selling conventional car, the Volkswagen Golf, for the same month.
A Little TIkes spokesperson wrote via the Little Tikes blog: “A whopping 1 in 3 children in the UK already own a Cozy Coupe© and we hope that popularity will continue throughout 2020, as little learner drivers hurry to get their hands on the car and make the most of the nice weather we’re having during this lockdown period!”
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reported that just 4,321 conventional new cars were registered in April, some 156,743 fewer than in April 2019, with many delivered to key workers and front line public services and companies. The decline was the steepest of modern times, and is in line with similar falls across Europe, with France 88.8% down and the Italian market falling 97.5% in April.