Top 10: Best-selling cars in September

September's an important month for car sales with the new number plate attracting buyers to showrooms - and it was good overall news for new car registrations in September 2019. New car registrations were up by 1.3 per cent compared to the same period last year. However, overall car sales so far this year continue to be down by 2.5 per cent compared to 2018, with ongoing uncertainty around Brexit and diesel car legislation blamed.

In an unexpected turn of events, the Ford Fiesta was pipped to the top spot by the Vauxhall Corsa as the model has been heavily discounted ahead of the new Corsa launching.

These are the top 10 new cars registered in September 2019, according to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Trader (SMMT).

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Vauxhall Corsa - 12,921 registered

For the first time in a number of years, the Vauxhall Corsa has knocked the Ford Fiesta off its top spot as Britain’s best-selling car. But all may not be as it seems. The Corsa is about to be replaced by a new model - meaning dealers are offering hefty discounts on the outgoing car. There'll be an electric version available from launch too, which ought to aid sales.

Read our review of the Vauxhall Corsa


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