Top 10 best-selling cars in January Ford

The new car market has had a positive start to 2013 with new car registrations rising 11.5% to 143,643 units overall.

This positive growth was boosted by a 15.9% rise in private registrations during the month, while demand for alternatively-fuelled cars boasted an impressive 7.9% rise in volumes, too.

"The new car market has started the year confidently with registrations climbing 11.5% in January," said Mike Baunton, Interim Chief Executive, SMMT. "Lifted by a solid rise in private demand, the new car market posted its 11th successive month of growth with motorists attracted to forecourts by the latest models and competitive deals on offer."

But what are people buying? The gallery below highlights the top ten best-selling cars in January