Vauxhall impresses in the September market

Out of the top ten UK sellers, Vauxhall claimed three spots with the Astra, Corsa and Insignia models occupying third, fifth and seventh place.

Vauxhall sold a total of 37,472 models in September, with the Corsa selling 14,339, the Astra selling 10,462 and the Insignia selling 7,323.

The Corsa and the Astra are similarly sized in the sense that they are both small cars, substantially smaller than the Insignia – a large family car.

In light of rising petrol prices and the difficult economic climate, motorists are turning to smaller cars as they look to downsize which is evident in the top ten where seven of the eight bestsellers in the UK are B-Segment.

That’s played into the hands of Vauxhall, with the Astra(£12,995) and the Corsa(£8,995) proving popular thanks to their small dimensions and efficient engines.

Both the Vauxhall Corsa and Astra are available with the Ecoflex engine which gives the Corsa emissions of 118g/km and the Astra 104g/km.

The Vauxhall Insignia (£17,970) on the other hand is very different with its Ecoflex model delivering low CO2 emissions of 109g/km. Some of the standard features of the Insignia are air conditioning, leather steering wheel, cruise control and CD/radio with MP3 format.

As well as the Insignia being eco-friendly its stylish appearance cannot go unnoticed with its coupe like roofline that will tempt buyers, even in this tough economic climate.