The Hyundai Tucson compact SUV posted the highest percentage-based sales increase of any model in Europe last year, finishing just ahead of the Tesla Model 3, new data shows.
Tucson sales rose 65 percent to 149,786, placing it 13th on the list of the Europe's top 50 sellers, according to figures from Dataforce.
The Tucson, launched at late 2020, fulfilled the high expectations that Hyundai had for the model, which finished 2021 as Europe's top-selling compact SUV
Three other compact SUVs were among the biggest winners in the top 50 based on sales percentage increases. They were the Ford Kuga (+35 percent), Kia Sportage (+28 percent) and the Toyota RAV4 (+16 percent).