Hatchbacks are the most popular cars among drivers in 2021, with over a third of motorists saying a hatchback will be their vehicle of choice if they buy this year, said AA Cars.
However, interest in vans is not falling away, with the Volkswagen Transporter the second most searched-for vehicle on the site, the same position as in the same month in 2020.
Interest in vans on the AA Cars site rose dramatically last year as a growing number of people turned to delivery driving to bolster their income during the early days of the pandemic.
Even now, since lockdown eased, online shopping makes up more than a quarter (27.7%) of total retail sales, up from 19.7% before the pandemic, reflecting the continual demand for delivery drivers and the need for vehicles such as the Transporter.
The Ford Fiesta received 15% of searches within the top 10 cars on the AA Cars site, while the Mercedes A Class had nearly half as many.