Market overview for December 2019

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Most popular cars in December 2019


The Nationwide Market Overview report for December 2019. Once again, the Nissan Qashqai was the number one best selling car sold by Independent dealers in Ireland.


The top-ten used cars sold by Franchise dealers for the month of December revealed the number one spot, which was once again, the Hyundai Tucson. The Hyundai Tucson continues to be the most popular vehicle in Ireland and the month of December saw the Tucson reach both first and third place in used cars sold by franchise dealers.   


Once again, diesel is the top-selling fuel type in Ireland with al top ten cars sold by Independent dealers being diesel and 9 out of ten for Franchise dealers. Diesel continues to be pushed by traders in this country despite the current global trend away from diesel fuel.


The number one quickest selling car from Independent dealers in December was 2008 Diesel Mitsubishi Colt and the quickest selling vehicle during December from franchise dealers was the 2012 diesel Audi A3.


The December report reveals that of the top ten cars sold privately, the number one spot went once again to the petrol Ford Focus came in the first, third, fifth and tenth places.


Of the top-ten cars valued during the month, the Ford Focus came out on top with the Hyundai Tucson taking the second place with the petrol Volkswagen Golf coming in 3rd place.

Top 10 Used Cars Sold by Independent Dealers

2016 Diesel Nissan Qashqai

2016 Diesel Hyundai Tucson

2015 Diesel Volkswagen Passat

2015 Diesel Audi A6

2015 Diesel Volkswagen Golf

2016 Diesel BMW 5 Series

2016 Diesel KIA Sportage

2015 Diesel Nissan Qashqai

2016 Diesel Ford Focus

2013 Diesel BMW 5 Series

Top 10 Used Cars Sold by Franchise Dealers

2016 Diesel Hyundai Tucson

2019 Diesel Volkswagen Tiguan

2017 Diesel Hyundai Tucson

2016 Diesel Nissan Qashqai

2017 Diesel Renault Megane

2018 Diesel Renault Kadjar

2016 Diesel Skoda Octavia

2016 Diesel Renault Kadjar

2019 Petrol Renault Clio

2017 Diesel Skoda Octavia

Top 10 Quickest Sellers Independent dealers

2008 Diesel Mitsubishi Colt

2015 Petrol Nissan Juke

2008 Petrol Ford Fiesta

2002 Petrol Volvo V70

2011 Diesel Peugeot 308

2007 Petrol Hyundai Tucson

2007 Petrol Audi A4

2005 Petrol Hyundai Coupe

2006 Petrol SEAT Ibiza

2013 Petrol Toyota Corolla

Top 10 Quickest Sellers by Franchise dealers

2012 Diesel Audi A3

2011 Petrol Skoda Fabia

2015 Diesel Volvo V40

2010 Petrol Ford Fiesta

2014 Petrol Hyundai i20

2007 Petrol Nissan Qashqai

2011 Petrol Hyundai i20

2014 Petrol Hyundai ix20

2016 Diesel Audi A7

2012 Petrol Skoda Fabia

Top 10 Used Cars Sold Privately

2006 Petrol Ford Focus

2007 Petrol Opel Astra

2005 Petrol Ford Focus

2011 Diesel BMW 5 Series

2007 Petrol Ford Focus

2006 Petrol Volkswagen Golf

2008 Diesel BMW 5 Series

2008 Petrol Volkswagen Golf

2008 Petrol Opel Astra

2008 Petrol Ford Focus

Top 10 Overall Cars Valued

2015 Diesel Ford Focus

2016 Diesel Hyundai Tucson

2016 Petrol Volkswagen Golf

2016 Diesel Audi A4

2015 Diesel Audi A6

2016 Diesel Ford Focus

2015 Diesel Volkswagen Golf

2016 Diesel Audi A6

2015 Diesel Volkswagen Passat

2016 Diesel Nissan Qashqai


Justin Kavanagh
Justin Kavanagh is a recognised leader in automotive intelligence and vehicle data supply to the entire motor industry. He has almost 20 years experience in building systems from the ground up. As the Managing Director of Vehicle Management System, he understands the need and importance of trustworthy and reliable vehicle history and advice to both the trade and the public.
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