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Thanks to SMMT we can now share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for each UK nation in May. Keep in mind this is only a zoom in by nation, all sales figures are already included in the UK update. The overall UK market is down 8.6% but only one nation does better than this: England, down 7.6% to 161.619 registrations or 87% of the UK tally for May. Northern Ireland (-9.4%), Wales (-12.9%) and Scotland (-16.9%) all fall faster than the overall UK market this month and are all in negative year-to-date. England on the other hand is stable at 996.432 units so far in 2017 vs. 996.268 over the same period last year.
The Ford Fiesta tops three out of four nations this month, with the VW Golf reclaiming the top spot it holds year-to-date in Northern Ireland. In England, the Mercedes C-Class is up to #5 instead of #8 overall in the UK and the Mercedes A-Class is up to #9 vs. #10. In Northern Ireland, Renault places the Kadjar at #7, the Captur at #9 and the Clio at #10, with the Kadjar breaking into the year-to-date Top 10. The Hyundai Tucson is down one spot on last month to #2. In Scotland, the Ford Fiesta is #1 for the firs time since last February with the Vauxhall Corsa down to #3 but still faraway leader year-to-date. The Renault Clio is strong at #5 and the Hyundai Tucson makes a rare appearance inside Top 10 at #10. Finally in Wales, the VW Polo shoots up to #2 and now rank #4 year-to-date, while the Dacia Sandero (#7) and Vauxhall Mokka X (#8) remain strong.
Previous month: UK nations April 2017: Vauxhall Mokka X on Scottish podium
One year ago: UK nations May 2016: Dacia Sandero consistently strong
Full May 2017 Top 10 best-selling models for each UK nation below.