The 10 best selling cars in the UK

Car registrations jumped by a whopping seven per cent in November, to 159,581 units - the month's best performance since 2004, according to new SMMT data.

That brings the total registered to date up to 2,111,819 - up 9.9 per cent and already ahead of 2012's full year registrations of 2,044,609.

"Motorists have bought more than two million cars so far in 2013, a tremendous success for the industry", said Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive.

10. Peugeot 208

Listed price: £9,995 - £18,890
Registered in the year to November: 36,303

9. Volkswagen Polo

Listed price: £10,890 - £20,345
Registered in the year to November: 39,202

8. BMW 1 Series

Listed price: £17,895 - £39,655
Registered in the year to November: 39,204

7. BMW 3 Series

Listed price: £22,690 - £61,060
Registered in the year to November:40,065

6. Nissan Qashqai

Listed price: £15,713 - £28,730
Registered in the year to November:47,695

5. Volkswagen Golf

Listed price: £13,610 - £33,465
Registered in the year to November: 60,431

4. Vauxhall Astra

Listed price: £13,115 - £26,750
Registered in the year to November: 62,835

3. Vauxhall Corsa

Listed price: £9,030 - £22,230
Registered in the year to November: 77,861

2. Ford Focus

Listed price: £13,990 - £33,580
Registered in the year to November: 81,791

1. Ford Fiesta

Listed price: £9,915 - £17,990
Registered in the year to November: 113,417