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Ireland July 2012: Renault Fluence takes the lead

Renault Fluence

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After dropping 42% in June, the Irish new car market is back up 9% year-on-year in July to 4,431 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 71,065 units, down 12% on 2011. For the second time ever in Ireland after October 2010, the Renault Fluence is the most popular model in the country this month with 246 sales and 5.4%, up a massive 23 spots on June. It now ranks #10 year-to-date at 1,730 units and 2.4%. The VW Golf follows with 242 sales and 5.3% and the Opel Insignia rounds up the podium, up 5 ranks to 154 units and 3.5%.

Ford Galaxy

Leader last month and year-to-date, the Ford Focus is down to #4 in July with 145 sales and 3.3%, ahead of the Ford Fiesta (-1), Toyota Yaris (-4) and Avensis (-2). Great performers this month also include the Audi A4 at #12 vs. #28 year-to-date, the Kia Sportage up 8 spots to #14, the Hyundai i30 up 10 to #17, the Skoda Fabia up 12 to #22, the Ford Galaxy up a massive 80 ranks to #27 and the Mercedes C-Class up 33 to #30.

Previous month: Ireland June 2012: Toyota Yaris up to #2

One year ago: Ireland July 2011: BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 shine in weak market

Full July 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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  1. SEATfan
    August 5th, 2012 at 05:29 | #1

    Always amazes me how different the Irish market is to the neighbouring British one and indeed to Western Europe as a whole. As a saloon (sedan), the Renault Fluence is a minor player everywhere in Western Europe, but in Ireland it’s number 1.
    No Fiats at all in the top 50 at all, whereas the 500 is often in the UK top ten….

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