The Citroen C3 scores its first annual Top 10 finish in Northern Ireland.
Our partnership with SMMT enables us to share with you December and Full Year 2019 Northern Ireland data. Keep in mind this is only a zoom in by UK nation, all sales figures are included in our upcoming UK Full Year 2019 update. New car sales in Northern Ireland drop just -1.9% in 2018, that’s better than the UK average of -2.4%. The Ford Fiesta (-13.3%) claims a 7th win in the past 8 years despite a steep fall and only winning 3 months (June, August and September) The VW Golf (-1.5%) steps above the Ford Kuga (-7%) with the Hyundai Tucson (-1.1%), Nissan Qashqai (+1.9%) and Ford Focus (-0.9%) in tow like in 2018. The Kuga won 3 times (April, October and November), the Golf won twice (January and February) and the Nissan won in July. Despite winning 3 times – as much as the Fiesta and Kuga, the Citroen C3 can’t pop higher than #8 over the Full Year which is still, according to our files, the nameplate’s first appearance in the Northern Irish annual Top 10, same for the Ford Ecosport at #9. Other great performers throughout the year include the Vauxhall Grandland X up to #2 in December, the Renault Kadjar up to #3 in November, the Citroen C4 Cactus up to #3 in March, the Skoda Octavia up to #3 in May, the Citroen C4 Spacetourer up to #4 in May, the Seat Ibiza up to #4 in January, the Citroen C3 Aircross up to #5 in May and the Seat Arona up to #5 in November.
Full Year 2019 Top 10 models ranking vs. Full Year 2018 figures below.
Full December 2019 Top 10 models ranking below.