New car sales are soaring – and Hyundai is the top selling manufacturer in Donegal for the first ten days of sales in 2015.

Figures just released show that 53 new Hyundai cars were sold in Donegal.

In second place was Toyota with 49 while Volkswagen was third with 32.

The rest of the top ten reads: 4th, Kia, 28; 5th, Ford, 22; 6th, Renault 16; 7th, Opel, 14; 8, Skoda, 13; 9th, Suzuki 11; Tied 10th, Audi, Nissan and Citroen 10.

The most popular model was the Hyundai ix35 – 17 of which were sold.

A total of 330 new cars were sold in the county, according to beep.ie

Expressing delight with the figures, Terence Diver of T. Diver & Sons Ltd, main Hyundai Dealers, Letterkenny, said it was the third year in a row that Hyundai has topped the sales charts for the beginning of January.

He is optimistic about the year ahead and says there is a definite pick up in trade with more people buying new models having held off in recent years.

The motor industry is expecting sales this year to be up by around 15% or more on last year.

Hyundai’s growing popularity is put down to a number of factors, including value for money, range of models, and five year warranty and reliability.

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