In September, the European market is down 9% on 2009, due to the decline of its main markets: Germany, UK, France and Italy all slowed down this month.
With the UK the top market this month due to the bi-annual registration change, all models that sold well in the UK get a mechanical boost in the European ranking: the Ford Fiesta goes up to 2nd, only 819 sales behind the VW Golf with 40,015 units sold (48% of which in the UK).
The Opel/Vauxhall Corsa gains 2 spots in 3rd with 32,899 sales (43% in the UK), and the Opel/Vauxhall Astra is up 3 spots in 4th with 29,597 sales (also 43% from the UK). After 2 months in 2nd place, the VW Polo drops to 5th with 29,006 units sold.
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