UK nations March 2017: Fiesta, Tucson & Qashqai shine in record market

Hyundai Tucson Northern Ireland April 2016The Hyundai Tucson ranks #2 in Northern Ireland this month.

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It’s an all-time record month in the UK and thanks to SMMT we can now share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for each UK nation in March. Keep in mind this is only a zoom in by nation, all sales figures are already included in the UK update. For once Northern Ireland leads the growth ladder with a 9.6% year-on-year improvement this month to 7.807. England (443.874) and Scotland (46.050) both follow at +8.7% while Wales only improves by 2.1%. The good news is that all nations are now in positive territory year-to-date: England up 6.8%, Scotland up 5.2%, Northern Ireland up 0.8% and Wales up 0.3%.

The Ford Fiesta ranks #1 in three out of four nations in March.

The Ford Fiesta reclaims Northern Ireland off the VW Golf which had held the top spot for 5 consecutive months before now, making it three victories out of four nations: England, Northern Ireland and Wales where it commands an imposing 8.4% share thanks to 1.666 sales. To get a perspective on how dominant March sales figures are in the the while of the UK, let’s point out the Fiesta score for March in Wales  is almost as much as the entire Welsh February sales (2.058).

The Seat Leon ranks #4 in Northern Ireland in February. 

The only nation the Fiesta doesn’t win is Scotland, where the Vauxhall Corsa reigns as it has done so for the past few Full Year rankings, knocking the Fiesta down to #2. The Ford Focus manages to rank #2 in Wales and England and #3 in Scotland. Excellent performance of the Hyundai Tucson in Northern Ireland, bypassing the VW Golf to rank #2 overall, with other great performers this month including the Nissan Qashqai #3 in England, the Renault Captur #4 in Scotland, the Ford Kuga #4 in Wales and #5 in Northern Ireland and the Seat Leon #4 in Nothern Ireland. The Vauxhall Mokka X manages one Top 10 ranking: in Wales at #9.

 

Previous m0nth: UK nations February 2017: Vauxhall Mokka X settles in Top 10

One year ago: UK nations March 2016: Kia Sportage scores one podium, Kadjar strong

Full March 2017 Top 10 models ranking for each nation below.

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