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  1. erik
    October 20, 2011

    january 2003

    The sub-B segment
    Ford Ka 106
    Suzuki Swift 57
    Opel Agila 36

    The ‘B’ or supermini segment
    Ford Fiesta* 1211
    Nissan Micra 1157
    Fiat Punto 1047
    *does not include Ford Fusion

    The ‘C’ or compact family segment
    Ford Focus 1884
    Toyota Corolla 1451
    VW Golf 1239

    The ‘C/D’ or large family segment
    Ford Mondeo 873
    Renault Laguna 813
    VW Passat 786

  2. erik
    October 20, 2011

    2002 :

    The Ford Focus was Ireland’s best-selling car in 2002, and Ford also took the top spot in commercial vehicles with its Transit.

    The performance comes against a total 6.4 per cent drop in combined sales of cars and commercial vehicles compared with 2001.

    Ford was also the leading brand in total vehicle sales, with a 12 per cent share, followed by Toyota (10.8 per cent), VW (10.2), Nissan (8.6), and GM (7).

  3. erik
    October 20, 2011

    september 2002 : Car sales in September were up 13.9% on the same period last year, according to the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), slightly improving the overall car registrations for the first three-quarters of the year which are now down by 5.5%.

    Ford had the bigest market share in September, claiming 12.1%, and with 16,538 units sold since January 1, or 11.2% market share, Ford is the leading car distributor in the country this year, followed by Toyota, VW and Nissan.

    Eddie Murphy, Chairman and Managing Director, Ford Ireland, said the strong September performance is likely to see the year-end market approach 160,000 units.

    Passenger car registrations, 2002 Year-to-date: Ford 16,536 (11.2%); Toyota 16,332 (11.1%); VW 15,294 (10.4%); Nissan 13,982 (9.5%); Total 147,282.

    Passenger car registrations, September 2002: Ford 766 (12.1%); Nissan 633 (10%); VW 612 (9.6%); GM 557 (8.8%); Toyota 505 (8%); Total 6,348.

  4. erik
    October 20, 2011

    july 2002 : and first half of 20The Society of the Irish Motor Industry statistics for July 2002 show that total passenger car registrations for the month were 12,471 (+1.43% on the same period 2001) and 132,187 year to date (-6.57% on the same period 2001),

    Cyril McHugh, chief executive, SIMI stated ‘that this positive increase in new car sales for July reflects the return of confidence in the market place’ following the negatives events of Winter 2001/2002

    Predicting new passenger car sales in the region of 150,00 for 2002, Mr McHugh said ‘government income from VRT and AT from new car sales for the first seven months was 6.14% of tax revenue receipts and the contribution from the total motoring sector (including fuel excise duty and road tax) was 15.78% of taxation revenue receipts. This he said, “imposes an unacceptable burden on motorists.”

    Top Twelve Marques January to July 02: 1. Toyota 14,843, 11.23%; 2. Ford 14,728, 11.14%; 3. VW 13,883, 10.5%; 4. Nissan 12,864, 9.73%; 5. Opel 10,240, 7.75%; 6. Renault 9,654, 7.30%; 7. Fiat 7,987, 6.04%; 8. Peugeot 7,715, 5.84%; 9. Hyundai 3,996, 3.02%; 10. Citroen 3,683, 2.79%; 11. BMW 3,647, 2.76%; 12. Skoda 3,512, 2.66%.

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  5. erik
    October 20, 2011

    june 2002 The Irish car market appears to be holding fairly steady with the second consecutive month showing an overall dip against last year of between 6-7%.

    According to figures announced by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry, the market fell by 9,300 units in the first half of 2002 – a drop of 7% on the same period last year. Total registrations for the period were 119,732, with Ford ahead of Toyota as the country’s most popular car brand.

    Ford claimed over 11.1% of the market in the first six months, with 13,328 units sold. Toyota recorded 13,317 units, ahead of VW (12,519) and Nissan (11,704) and GM Opel (9,375).

    With sales of almost 7,000 units, the Ford Focus consolidated its standing as Ireland’s top-selling car.

    The market for commercials fell by 14.4% to 25,929 units in the first half of 2002. With 14.3% share, Ford is the clear market leader, ahead of VW (10.1%) and Toyota (8.9%).

  6. erik
    October 20, 2011

    may 2002 :In claiming 7.7% of the entire car market this month, the Ford Focus strengthened its position as Ireland’s best-selling car. The Focus performance in May was the strongest of any nameplate in Ireland so far this millennium.

    The Focus accounted for one in every 13 cars sold last month, and 8,214 Focus units were sold in Ireland in 2001, making it the country’s best-selling car. Nearly 32,000 models have been purchased in Ireland since its introduction in late 1998

  7. erik
    October 20, 2011

    2001 :Ford was the leading car brand in Ireland for 2001. With a market share of 11%, or 18,156 units, the blue oval claimed the number one position ahead of Toyota (10.4%, 17,115 units) and VW (10.3%, 16,990 units). Total car registrations for 2001, at 164,744, were down almost 29% on the heady levels of 2000. Sales of small cars fell by 40%.

    Ford also had the country’s best-selling car, with the Ford Focus topping the 8,000 sales mark, ahead of the Nissan Almera and Fiat Punto.

  8. erik
    October 20, 2011

    january 2002 :Renault sold 1,024 cars in the period, 24.9% ahead of last year, enjoying their success with the Laguna II’s (above) capturing of the Semperit Irish Car of the Year 2002 award.

    Peugeot, with 891 sales increased their total by 23.4%, with the European Car of the Year 2002 307 (left) model winning more than a third of all units bought. But the importers are also both pleased and surprised at the continuing and growing success of their 206 model, which is well on track to gaining more than 3.5% of the total car market.

    Citroen has gained a 2.6% penetration of the overall market with sales of 354 cars across it range in the first 10 days.

    Meantime, Ford is the overall leader with 1,583 cars sold, gaining 11.8% market share. Second place was won by Toyota with 1,555 sold, closely followed by VW at 1,510. Nissan came in fifth place with 1,009 units, but is expected to build up a strong challenge from April when its new Primera arrives in Ireland. Opel, with 982 cars sold, is also ready to have a major spring boost when the new Vectra arrives.

  9. erik
    October 20, 2011

    november 2001 : The Top Ten sellers were Ford 641, VW 589, Renault, 587, Toyota 508, Fiat 434, Opel 416, Nissan 370, Peugeot 290, Skoda 160, Audi 141.

  10. erik
    October 20, 2011

    july 2001 top 10 brands :
    The Top 10 for the period Jan-July 2001 were Ford, 15,959; Toyota, 14,844; Nissan, 14,793; VW, 14,340; Opel, 13,332; Renault, 9,385; FIAT, 9,114; Peugeot, 7,070; Hyundai, 4,070, M.-Benz, 3,952.

  11. erik
    October 20, 2011

    july 2001 in the seven months to the end of July 141,464 new cars have been registered in Ireland and 12,235 of those were registered in July alone. While those figures are down when compared to the same periods of 2000 they are ahead of the 1999 result which is regarded as the more realistic comparison.

    “On that comparison, they’re up by 1,500 units compared to 1999,” says Paddy Corcoran, Managing Director of Fiat Auto Ireland. ‘I can remember in the early 90s when everyone in this business talked of the natural sales level for the country as being somewhere between 90 – 95,000 units. Those figures seemed almost impossibly high at the time- but with the arrival of real prosperity in the mid-90s those figures are long out of date-today we do more than that in six months’.

    The Top 10 for the period Jan-July 2001 were Ford, 15,959; Toyota, 14,844; Nissan, 14,793; VW, 14,340; Opel, 13,332; Renault, 9,385; FIAT, 9,114; Peugeot, 7,070; Hyundai, 4,070, M.-Benz, 3,952.

  12. erik
    October 20, 2011

    july 2001 n the seven months to the end of July 141,464 new cars have been registered in Ireland and 12,235 of those were registered in July alone. While those figures are down when compared to the same periods of 2000 they are ahead of the 1999 result which is regarded as the more realistic comparison.

    “On that comparison, they’re up by 1,500 units compared to 1999,” says Paddy Corcoran, Managing Director of Fiat Auto Ireland. ‘I can remember in the early 90s when everyone in this business talked of the natural sales level for the country as being somewhere between 90 – 95,000 units. Those figures seemed almost impossibly high at the time- but with the arrival of real prosperity in the mid-90s those figures are long out of date-today we do more than that in six months’.

    The Top 10 for the period Jan-July 2001 were Ford, 15,959; Toyota, 14,844; Nissan, 14,793; VW, 14,340; Opel, 13,332; Renault, 9,385; FIAT, 9,114; Peugeot, 7,070; Hyundai, 4,070, M.-Benz, 3,952.

  13. erik
    October 20, 2011

    June 2001 : ford fiesta best selling car ever in ireland (this may have changed )
    Car sales have dropped 28% in the first six months of 2001, according to figures released by the SIMI but remain 3% up on 1999 figures. Ford continues to be the country’s leading car brand, accounting for 11.6% of the market in June and 11.4% for the half-year.

    A total of 129,094 cars have been registered this year, compared to 179,408 in the bumper millennium year. Ford 14,673 (11.4%), Toyota 13,728 (10.6%), Nissan 13,478 (10.4%), VW 13,197 (10.2%), GM 12,092 (9.4%).

    June sales supported suggestions of a slowdown in the market, with registrations, at 14368, down 37% on last year and 13% below the corresponding 1999 figure. Ford 1,663, Nissan 1,561, VW 1,434, GM 1,424, Toyota 1,102.

    Sales of commercial vehicles fell 10% on June 2000, but remained well ahead of June 1999. Ford was again market leader with a 14.5% share. For the first half of 2001, the commercial market was down 1.6% at 30318 units, with Ford claiming top spot with 17% of the market.

    ‘June was a sluggish month for the car industry, with sales lagging behind both 2000 and 1999 levels,’ commented Eddie Murphy, Chairman and Managing Director, Henry Ford & Son Limited. ‘It’s a month where daily rental cars are acquired for the tourist sector and this business has been severely hit by FMD.

    ‘The year to date is broadly in line with industry expectations of a full-year market of 170,000 units. If the weak June result does not signal a sharper downturn in the coming months, this will be another healthy year for car sales.

    ‘Ford’s best-selling Focus continues to buck the trend. With sales surpassing the 6,700 mark, it is Ireland’s most popular car for the half-year.’

    In the Elite Brands sector for the period Jan- June the top five sellers were M-B 3,560, BMW 3,168, Audi 1,625, Alfa Romeo 1,610, Volvo 1,482.

    “The so-called Millennium Effect and the Double Zero number-plate produced the biggest new-car market ever seen here, a wonderful and unprecedented result for our industry, but it was a freak year,” Fiat Auto Ireland’s new CEO Paolo Gagliardo said in a comment on the results.

    He points out that most industry observers and analysts now predict that the market this year will be more in line with a steady trend of growth started in the early ‘90s. “This consistent upward trend reflects the increasing affluence in the country and I believe that the year will close with total sales somewhere between 160-165,000 units. That would be another great year for the new car sales

  14. erik
    October 20, 2011

    april 2001: The leading cars in the business/large family car segment (C/D) for the month of May were Ford Mondeo (673), Toyota Avensis (485), VW Passat (446), Renault Laguna (384), Nissan Primera (258).
    first quater top 4 best selling cars 2001 ford focus 4,762, ahead of the Nissan Almera (4,701) and the Fiat Punto (4,609). Opel’s Astra sold 3,646

  15. erik
    October 20, 2011

    info on feburary 2001:
    Provisional new car sales figures for February 2001 indicate a decrease of 22.8% compared to the same month last year. The decline was from 30,429 in Feb. 2000 to 23,493 this year.

    Year-to-date, a total of 57,114 new cars were sold in Ireland, a decrease of 21% compared with the 72,307 sold in the first two months of last year.

    The ‘Top 10’ for Jan-Feb were Toyota (6,149), Ford (6,023), VW (6,020), Nissan (5,991), Opel (5,287), Fiat (3,880), Renault (3,608), Peugeot (2,851), Seat (1,702), Hyundai (1,621).

    In the Elite Brands sector of the market the figures for the period were Mercedes-Benz (1,598), BMW (1,356), Audi (670), Alfa Romeo (668), Volvo (529), Saab (301).

    Fiat Auto Ireland CEO Nicola Greco said the drop is ‘probably the inevitable return to a more normal level of sales following the huge zero-zero registration boom which broke all records’.

    “At first glance, some may see this as a sharp fall, but really 2000 was the abnormal year for our industry’,” he said today. “Many observers will recall that, not too long ago, the total of new cars we sold in these past two months – 57,144 units – was about as many cars as were sold in an entire year!” JG/BB.

  16. erik
    October 16, 2011

    march 2002 nissan primera leads with 5.5 % and almera is 2nd with 5.2 %
    source http://irishcar.com/nissanfirst030502.htm

  17. erik
    October 8, 2011

    september 2007 nissan qashqai was best seller
    http://www.nissan.ie/news/08.11.07_2.aspx

  18. erik
    October 8, 2011

    18 April 2001: The new Nissan Almera is the best selling car in Ireland this year according to the latest figures released by SIMI.

    Over 4,112 customers have bought an Almera in the first three months of this year alone.

    This information comes hot on the heels of recent results from the European Safety Test (NCAP) where the new Almera achieved a four star rating on safety tests taken last October.

    Commenting on the result, Gerard A O’Toole, executive chairman, Nissan Ireland said the company is delighted with the sales performance of the new Almera. He said ‘the overall package of the car in terms of style, performance and safety features, is absolutely first class’.

    The Nissan Micra is No 2 in its market segment while the Primera is in the top three in its segment.TW

  19. tuga
    October 5, 2011

    The Evoque is just a gorgeous, beautyful thing. I’m not even a SUV fan and i would love to have one.

  20. Max
    October 5, 2011

    Hyundai i40 is very impressive !

    I have not seen it on the road…

  21. Miguel
    October 5, 2011

    Matt, here the best selling cars in Italy from September 2011:

    Fiat Panda 10.426
    Fiat Punto 10.183
    Lancia Y 5.577
    Ford Fiesta 5.466
    Fiat 500 4.101
    Opel Corsa 4.085
    Citroën C3 3.670
    VW Polo 3.601
    VW Golf 3.381
    Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.590

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