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Northern Ireland (UK) Full Year 2017: VW Golf #1 for first time in 6 years

The VW Golf is #1 in Northern Ireland for the first time since 2011. 

* See the Top 10 best-selling models by clicking on the title *

Consult seven years worth of Northern Irish Historical Data here

Our partnership with SMMT enables us to share with you today December and Full Year 2017 data for Northern Ireland. Keep in mind this is a zoom in for each UK nation, these figures will be included in the upcoming December and Full Year 2017 UK Reports. New car sales in Northern Ireland are down 5.2% this year to 54.356 units, representing 2.1% of the total UK market, the same rate as in 2016. 2017 is a milestone year for the Northern Irish models ranking: for the first time since 2011, the VW Golf (+5%) is the best-selling vehicle in the nation, putting an end to five consecutive years of Ford Fiesta domination and topping the monthly ranking 7 times. In fact, the Fiesta (-18%) drops to #3, also overtaken by the Hyundai Tucson (-4%). Both nameplates topped the monthly charts twice. Ford manages to places three nameplates in the 2017 Top 5 with the Focus at #4 and Kuga at #5, both up 6%. The Kia Sportage (-3%), Nissan Qashqai (-13%) and VW Polo (-22%) all drop in the ranking, while the Vauxhall Corsa and Skoda Fabia both break into the annual Top 10. Finally, notice the Citroen C3 surprise leader in December.

Previous month: UK nations November 2017: DS 3 storms into Northern Irish Top 10

Previous year: Northern Ireland (UK) Full Year 2016: Tucson and Kadjar in Top 10

Two years ago: Northern Ireland (UK) Full Year 2015: Ford Fiesta #1, Mokka and Kuga in Top 10

Full Year 2017 Top 10 models vs. Full Year 2016 figures below.

Full December 2017 Top 10 models ranking below.

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