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Ireland March 2012: Nissan Qashqai leads at 8.8% market share!

Nissan Qashqai

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The Irish new car market is down 9% year-on-year in March at 13,010 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 45,628 units, down 4% on 2011. Big surprise on top of the models ranking: the Nissan Qashqai has a huge month, clocking up 1,140 sales for an enormous 8.8% market share and leading Irish sales for the first time ever... It jumps up to #2 in the 2012 year-to-date ranking at 2,255 units, only 14 below the Ford Focus, #3 this month with 529 sales.

Nissan Juke

The VW Golf is up one spot to #2 at 642 units and 4.9%, the VW Passat is up two to #4 and 2.8%, the Skoda Octavia stays 5th and the Renault Fluence is up 4 ranks to #6. The rest of the Top 10 is in big progression on February, including the Opel Astra at +10 to #7, the Nissan Micra at +16 to #8 and most impressive of all, the Nissan Juke up 21 spots to #10. This makes it 3 Nissans in the Top 10 and to celebrate, Nissan leads the brands ranking this month at 14.4% share!

Nissan Note

Further down, the Audi Q3 breaks into the Irish Top 50 for the first time, up 17 ranks to #37 with 102 sales and 0.8%, the Seat Leon is up a massive 66 spots to #40 and the Nissan Note is up 28 ranks to #46.

Previous month: Ireland February 2012: Toyota Avensis ahead of Ford Focus

One year ago: Ireland March 2011: Ford Focus takes the lead

Full March 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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  1. April 19th, 2012 at 21:46 | #1

    Hello Carsmetics, it is great that the Qashqai is doing so well in Ireland and all over Europe, like most of the rest of Europe we in the UK are in recession it is nice to have cars made here, the Qashqai and Evoque that are successes, the 208 has had good reviews here so far so maybe it will change Peugeot’s fortunes, keep up the good work Matt, love the site, please send us some Australian weather it is raining here for a change.

    • matgasnier
      April 19th, 2012 at 23:26 | #2

      Thanks very much for your praise Ian!
      Unfortunately the weather is not great at all here so i wouldn’t do you a favour by sending some your way! :-)

  2. April 2nd, 2012 at 23:16 | #3

    The Qashqai is killing it in Ireland! If it can end 2012 in this position, that will be a HUGE step-up from 2011. That being said, I would hate to be the Peugot right about now.

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