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Ireland Full Year 2012: Ford Focus retains crown

Ford Focus

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The Irish new car market is down 11% in 2012 to 79,498 registrations and for the 2nd year running the Ford Focus is the most popular model in the country thanks to 3,748 sales and 4.7%, behaving exactly like the market at -11%. In fact the Ford Focus has been the #1 car in Ireland every year since 2001 except in 2004 (Toyota Corolla) and 2010 (Renault Megane)... Like in 2011 the VW Golf takes the 2nd spot at 3,397 units and 4.3% (-15%).

Nissan Qashqai

Excellent performance of the Nissan Qashqai landing on the year-end podium for the first time in Ireland, up 4 spots and 26% to 3,298 sales and 4.1%. It passes the Toyota Avensis, down one rank and 18% to #4. The Toyota Yaris (+6%) and Skoda Octavia (+12%) also shine at #5 and #6 respectively, while the VW Passat (-32%), Ford Fiesta (-27%) and Renault Fluence (-37%) fall heavily. The Hyundai ix35 up 13% to #16, the Hyundai i40 up a huge 847% and 81 spots to #19 and 1,307 units for its first full year in market and the Kia Sportage up 109% and 17 ranks to #20.

Sales of VW Jetta are up 83% in 2012 in Ireland

Notice also the Audi A6 up 55% to #27, VW Jetta up 83% to #30, BMW 3 Series up 35% to #32, Peugeot 508 up 64% to #34 and the BMW 1 Series up a massive 118% and 29 spots to #45. There are 12 newcomers in the Irish Top 100 this year, among them the Audi Q3 up 149 ranks to #60, the VW Up! landing directly at #62, Range Rover Evoque up 72 to #68, VW CC arriving at #67 and the Mercedes B-Class up 154% and 43 spots to #94.

Previous month: Ireland November 2012: Toyota Auris #1, Skoda+Seat newbies up

Previous year: Ireland Full Year 2011: Ford Focus reclaims pole position

Full Year 2012 Top 100 models, All-brands and December Top 10 Ranking Tables below.

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  1. erik
    January 5th, 2013 at 05:20 | #1

    this year ireland will adapt the UKs registration system, instead of 13, it will be 131 for the first 6 months and 132 for the second 6th months.

  2. Marc-It
    January 5th, 2013 at 00:56 | #2

    Chrysler/Lancia had a good +505% to start the new selling of Lancia models like Delta and Ypsilon in Ireland. in few month they sell more than alfaromeo, is sad Fiat don’t use Lancia brand in Ireland and UK: many buyers in these countries have ordered from Italy the famous LanciaKit (grill and steering) to sobstitute Grille and steering Chrysler from their Delta and Ypsilon (and 300c&Voyager also..) :)

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