| 7th October 2011
The UK's most popular cars have been revealed for the September market as car buyer's puzzle over what to buy.
With a 0.8 per cent drop from last year the September market has had 332,476 cars registering in the plate-change.
This small percentage drop, all things considered, is quite impressive and exceeded the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) expectations.
Factors such as fuel and insurance prices were expected to hinder sales whereas sales have seemed to finally steady after 13 consecutive months of them falling.
This is good news for UK car sellers.
Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive, said: "We expected 2011 to be a challenging year and we are on track for a full year total of around 1.92 million new car registrations".
According to the sales figures, small cars such as hatchbacks and superminis topped the market with the top six on the chart being either hatchback or supermini.
Statistics show that supermini sales made up 37.8 per cent of the September market which may suggest that small cars are becoming increasing popular In the UK.
The Ford Fiesta came top in the charts with regards to the September market with 15,647 sold in the UK. The Fiesta was then followed by its competing superminis such as the Vauxhall Corsa with 14,339 sold, and the Volkswagen Polo with 8,607 sold.
Hatchbacks reaching the top ten, well the top six, were the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and the Vauxhall Astra.
The reason that people seem to opt for small cars may be due to their low CO2 emissions (which have fallen by 4.0%), competitive prices and because of their size convenient 'run abouts'.
The most popular cars for September 2011 are as follows:
1) Ford Fiesta
2) Ford Focus
3) Vauxhall Corsa
4) Volkswagen Golf
5) Vauxhall Astra
6) Volkswagen Polo
7) Vauxhall Insignia
8) Mini Cooper
9) BMW 3 Series
10) Nissan Qashqai