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Ireland October 2011: Toyota Avensis leads weak market

Toyota Avensis

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Irish car sales are down a worrying 52% in October at 1,526 registrations, but the downwards trends towards the end of the year is a tradition in the country and the year-to-date total is still up 3% at 87,778 units. For the first time since February the Toyota Avensis is in pole position in Ireland with 86 sales and 5.6%. It is #3 year-to-date at 4%.

Very strong month for the Opel Insignia at #2 with 74 sales and 4.8% and for the VW Polo in 3rd place at 71 units and 4.7%. The VW Passat is down 2 spots on September at #4 with 4.3% while the Renault Fluence is back in the Top 5, up 11 spots t0 #5 with 4%. The 2011 leaders are struggling this month: the Ford Focus is down to #7 and the VW Golf to #8.

Excellent performances for the Kia Rio, up 13 spots to #11, the BMW 3 Series up 16 spots to #15, the Mitsubishi Lancer up to #16 and the BMW 1 Series up 29 spots to #23. The Range Rover Evoque stays in the Top 40 for the 2nd month in a row at #33.

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  1. erik
    November 30th, 2011 at 08:36 | #1

    ah yes i see the trend.

  2. erik
    November 6th, 2011 at 09:01 | #2

    one of the worst months on record?

    • matgasnier
      November 6th, 2011 at 11:25 | #3

      Hey Erik,
      Actually no, it’s just that the Irish market behaves in a very particular manner each year. It always start very strong with over 15,000 monthly sales in January (20,899 in January 2011), and slowly goes down throughout the year: in 2010 there were only 1,476 cars sold in November and 413 in December! So expect the next two months to be even worse…
      See the link below for a full year 2010 monthly sales evolution:
      http://www.beepbeep.ie/stats?sYear%5B%5D=2010&sYear%5B%5D=&sRegType=3&sMonth%5B%5D=1&sMonth%5B%5D=12&x=39&y=9

      Hope this explains a bit better
      cheers
      Mattt

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