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What Car? Logo By What Car? team of What Car? | Slide 2 of 30: China is the biggest new car market in the world, dwarfing the USA’s 17.2 million new registrations in 2018 with 23.25 million cars sold.

The Sylphy notched up 481,216 sales in China to make it the biggest single model there. A new generation model was recently unveiled at the Shanghai motor show. The model is widely sold in Asian markets, where the small saloon is a popular shape.

However, it’s a shape that the UK largely gave up on a long time ago in favour of hatchbacks, and as such you can’t buy this model in the UK. If you really want a small saloon, you’re limited to around four options: an Audi A3 saloon, Mazda 3 Fastback, Mercedes CLA or the forthcoming Mercedes A-Class saloon.

But if you were to choose, for example, the A3 saloon, it’s a good bet, if a premium one – the £26,595 A3 Saloon 35 TFSI is currently our best buy executive car in the £25,000-£30,000 range – but of course this premium model will cost you.

CHINA: Nissan Sylphy – 481,216 vehicles sold

China is the biggest new car market in the world, dwarfing the USA’s 17.2 million new registrations in 2018 with 23.25 million cars sold.

The Sylphy notched up 481,216 sales in China to make it the biggest single model there. A new generation model was recently unveiled at the Shanghai motor show. The model is widely sold in Asian markets, where the small saloon is a popular shape.

However, it’s a shape that the UK largely gave up on a long time ago in favour of hatchbacks, and as such you can’t buy this model in the UK. If you really want a small saloon, you’re limited to around four options: an Audi A3 saloon, Mazda 3 Fastback, Mercedes CLA or the forthcoming Mercedes A-Class saloon.

But if you were to choose, for example, the A3 saloon, it’s a good bet, if a premium one – the £26,595 A3 Saloon 35 TFSI is currently our best buy executive car in the £25,000-£30,000 range – but of course this premium model will cost you.

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