Best selling cars
You might assume that new car buyers naturally gravitate towards the cheaper models on offer, but as the official list of the top 10 best-selling cars in Britain shows, nothing could be further from the truth.
Among the Fords and Vauxhalls sits an Audi and a couple of BMWs, which outsell far cheaper models. That's because they, like the other models here, are available with some very enticing finance deals for private buyers. Plus, there are versions of each model that are great value for company-car drivers.
The latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveal that the new-car market is still in rude health, despite October 2015 being the first month since 2012 where sales haven't increased. That could be due in part to the recent Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, which is likely to have an impact in the coming months as it continues to knock car buyer's confidence.
It shouldn't come as any surprise, then, that alternatively fuelled vehicles, including electric cars and hybrids, are more popular than ever. They now account for 3% of total registrations for the first time ever.
Here, we run down the best-selling cars every month, which in this case is during the month of October 2015.