Ford Fiesta tops September sales
Ford and Vauxhall top the UK's most popular cars for September 2011 - five of the top ten cars sold in the month were from the two manufacturers.
Small cars such as hatchbacks and superminis topped the market with the top six on the chart being either small family hatchbacks or superminis.
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.
Ford's Fiesta supermini took the top spot, with the Focus runner-up. The three Vauxhalls included the Vauxhall Corsa supermini at number three; Vauxhall Astra in fifth place and Vauxhall Insignia in seventh.
The Fiesta registered 15,647 sales in the UK in September; the Vauxhall Corsa had 14,339 registrations.
The reason that people seem to opt for small cars such as the Fiesta and Corsa may be due to their low CO2 emissions - which have fallen by four per cent - competitive prices, low running costs and convenient size.
The Ford Fiesta remains the most popular car in the UK so far in 2011, closely followed by the Ford Focus.
A new Ford Focus was launched in March 2011. Priced from just £14,000 for entry-level Ford Focus Studio models, the Ford Focus is the UK's most popular small family car and is available in hatchback and estate variation.
The two Ford models are followed by the Vauxhall Corsa and the Vauxhall Astra, the two main competitors to the Fiesta and Focus respectively.