The most popular car in your town revealed

Vauxhall Astra - the most popular car in Corby
Vauxhall Astra - the most popular car in Corby

Corby drivers like a sporty number, while their Kettering counterparts prefer a steadier, family ride.

New figures from the DVLA have shown the most popular types of car registered in each of our towns.

Our reporter asked the government agency for the top ten cars registered in the north of the county.

They revealed that Corby’s most popular drive is the Vauxhall Astra, with 1,493 registered in the town in March 2014.

The Astra just pipped the Vauxhall Corsa into second place, with 1,492 currently registered in Corby. Once the preserve of the boy racer, the Corsa is now considered a great second-hand or first-time driver car.

In Kettering and East Northamptonshire, the most popular motor was the Ford Focus. Popular with families with young children, a new Focus will set you back £13,995. There are 2,757 Focuses registered in East Northamptonshire and 2,413 in Kettering.

Both boroughs also had the same top five cars - the Focus followed by the Ford Fiesta, the Corsa, Astra and Volkswagwen Golf.

In Wellingborough, the most popular car was the Vauxhall Corsa, with 1,988 registered in March 2014. This was closely followed by the Astra with 1,955 registrations.

The full lists are here:

Corby

VAUXHALL ASTRA 1493

VAUXHALL CORSA 1492

FORD FOCUS 1471

FORD FIESTA 1214

FIAT PUNTO 755

RENAULT CLIO 715

FORD MONDEO 681

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 663

PEUGEOT 206 648

RENAULT MEGANE 552

East Northamptonshire

FORD FOCUS 2757

FORD FIESTA 2539

VAUXHALL CORSA 2077

VAUXHALL ASTRA 1854

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1401

FORD MONDEO 1129

RENAULT CLIO 1002

BMW 3 SERIES 856

PEUGEOT 206 853

VOLKSWAGEN POLO 785

Kettering

FORD FOCUS 2413

FORD FIESTA 2372

VAUXHALL CORSA 1985

VAUXHALL ASTRA 1859

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1459

RENAULT CLIO 1301

FORD MONDEO 1066

PEUGEOT 206 891

VOLKSWAGEN POLO 855

BMW 3 SERIES 821

Wellingborough

VAUXHALL CORSA 1988

VAUXHALL ASTRA 1955

FORD FOCUS 1923

FORD FIESTA 1657

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1079

FORD MONDEO 797

RENAULT CLIO 774

VOLKSWAGEN POLO 753

PEUGEOT 206 739

VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 716