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UK nations March 2018: First podium for Seat Leon

The Seat Leon ranks third in Norther Ireland in March.

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Thanks to our partnership with SMMT we can share with you the Top 10 best-sellers for all UK nations in March. Keep in mind this is a zoom in by nation, all sales figures are included in the March 2018 UK update. This month all UK nations endure double-digit declines, with England (-15%) the best performing at 410.366 sales, followed by Northern Ireland (-16.8%) at 7.122 sales, Wales (-19.5%) at 16.340 and Scotland the hardest hit (-20.8%) at 39.646. Year-to-date, only Northern Ireland drops in the single-digits (-9.3%) at 17.200 units while England is down a relatively moderate 11.8% at 619.968 but Wales (-14.5%) at 23.924 and Scotland (-17.7%) at 55.994 both underperform. The Ford Fiesta tops 3 out of 4 nations: England, Northern Ireland and Wales where it posts it highest share as usual at 6.4% despite sales down 37% year-on-year, and ranks #2 in Scotland (-9%). The Vauxhall Corsa snaps the Scottish lead even though it falls 45%.

The VW Golf (+34%) is #2 in England and the Ford Focus (-31%) #2 Wales while the Ford Kuga (+20%) steps up to #2 in Northern Ireland, its highest ranking there since November 2015, and is #3 in Wales, making the podium 100% Ford like YTD. Two nameplates stand out with their March performances: the Seat Leon climbs on the Northern Irish podium with 3.1% share, its highest ranking since we started following all UK nations in 2011 and beating the #4 it hit both in March and July 2017. It’s the Leon’s third Top 10 finish in Northern Ireland since December 2014. The other great performer is the Fiat 500 up 99% to #3 in Scotland, its highest ranking there since last August (#2).

Previous month: UK nations February 2018: BMW 2 Series in Top 10, Vauxhall Crossland X in Top 5

One year ago: UK nations March 2017: Fiesta, Tucson and Qashqai shine in record market

Full March 2018 Top 10 models for each nation below.

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