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Revealed: Northern Ireland's best selling cars for August

Northern Ireland new car sales increase in August

By John Mulgrew

The number of new cars sold in Northern Ireland has increased by 2.5% while vehicles sold in other regions slumped, according to new figures.

Sales increased in August, year-on-year, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Some 4,023 drove off the forecourts of Northern Ireland dealer showrooms in August.

The Volkswagen Golf was the most popular with 126 sold.

The Ford Fiesta remains the most popular for the year, but was third for August sales.

Click through the images to see the top 10 car sales for August.

Across the UK as a whole, car sales increased by 3.5% across the UK last month.

England saw the greatest increase, rising by 4.5%.

But Scotland and Wales saw a slump, falling by 3.2% and 3.4% respectively.

Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, said: "August is traditionally one of the quietest months as consumers look ahead to the September plate change, so growth, albeit small, is good news.

“With showrooms full of exciting models featuring the very latest technology and a raft of affordable finance options, it still makes economic sense to consider buying a new car.

“The key to maintaining this strong market is consumer confidence for which we look to government to deliver the conditions for economic growth.”

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