Most people with an interest in cars will be aware of the astonishing success of SUVs in the early part of the 21st century, even if they don’t necessarily approve of it. In 2018, three of the ten most popular vehicles in the UK were SUVs.

The next question is: which are the most popular SUVs? Once you’ve got the three mentioned above out of the way this is more difficult to answer than you might think, but with the help of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders we’ve been able to compile what feels like a convincing top 12.

The figures we’ll be showing are not sales, since these are almost impossible to determine. Instead, they refer to registrations, which are not the same thing. It’s not a perfect system, but it’s the best available.