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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BMW 3 Series - 5038 registered

The 3 Series isn't a car we often see in this list, in fact, this is the first time we've seen it in this top 10 for quite a while. The new BMW 3 Series is wider, longer and lighter than its aging predecessor - with BMW insisting that it will remain at the top of its class in terms of handling. It's been a hit with buyers, who can choose from a range of four-cylinder engines in the 320d diesel and 330i petrol.

Read our review of the BMW 3 Series

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