The Vauxhall Corsa has knocked the best-selling Fiesta off the top of the sales charts in September for the first time since June 2017.

Despite an all-new Corsa arriving in showrooms at the start of 2020, figures from the Society of the Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that demand for Vauxhall’s most popular model is not slowing.

Vauxhall registered 12,921 Corsas in September 2019 – one of the most important months for new car registrations. This was in contrast to 11,643 Ford Fiestas being put on the roads.

The Fiesta is a model that is nearly guaranteed to be the most popular new car, with the Ford supermini having the number one spot for registrations since July 2017. It was only knocked off the top spot in June that year because of a model changeover, and before that it had reigned since 2014.

Vauxhall has also said that the Mokka X crossover and Insignia family car led in their respective sectors, too.

Though the Corsa had an exceedingly good month in September, it’s worth noting that the Fiesta is very much leading new car registrations in 2019, with 64,564 Fiestas put on the roads next to 47,574 Corsas.

Elsewhere, overall new car registrations increased year-on-year for the first time in many months, with 343,255 new cars being registered last month – an increase of 1.3 per cent on the same period in 2018. EV sales also soared by 236.4 per cent, while the new mild-hybrid petrol and diesel engines are proving to be particularly popular.