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Vauxhall's Corsa is now the UK's number one training car, according to figures released by the Driving Instructors' Association Britain's leading professional organisation for driving instructors. In a highly competitive market, the ever-popular Corsa has knocked rival Ford Fiesta off the much coveted pole position, into second place. Nissan's Micra has now slipped to third place, with Peugeot in fourth. Renault is rapidly gaining ground with its new Clio and the Toyota Yaris takes sixth. Rover, currently in seventh position, is expected to make an imminent comeback and Fiat, VW and Citroen are battling it out at the rear.

  Top manufacturer Top Model
1 Vauxhall Corsa
2 Ford Fiesta
3 Nissan Micra
4 Peugeot 206
5 Renault Clio
6 Toyota Yaris
7 Rover 25
8 Fiat Punto
9 VW Polo
10 Citroen Saxo

The figures were released by the DIA through its DIA Direct Insurance department. Training vehicles from major franchise organisations have been included.
For further information contact: Graham Fryer, Editor, Driving Instructor, telephone 020 8660 3333 or Peter Laub, DIA, 0845 345 5151

[1]The DIA organisation is the leader in road safety through education.† The DIA is 22 years old and is instrumental in raising the standard of driver education by the promotion of the DIAmond Advanced Motorists test.† The DIAmond Advanced test has Driving Standards Agency (DSA) approval, and BS EN ISO 9002 quality assurance.† The DIA jointly awards, with the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA), the Diploma in Driving Instruction, and promotes BA and BSc. degree courses.† Masters degrees and Doctorates are also available in the DIA quest for higher driving training standards.† The DIA provides the driver training industry with resource material and training aids.† The road safety publication Driving Magazine is produced for all discerning and advanced >drivers, and the newspaper Driving Instructor for the professionals in the industry.† The DIA also produces the industry standard Driving Instructors Manual, which is regularly updated.† The DIA is the largest organisation representing the 29,400 Approved Driving Instructors (ADIís) in the United Kingdom

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