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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.
Full October 2011 Top 50 Ranking Table below.