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It is now the 2nd year of bi-annual licence plate change in Ireland, modelled on the UK, and it looks like Irish consumers are fast getting into it: July 2014 is up a massive 61% on July 2013 at 18,776 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 84,478 units, up a beautiful 30% on 2013. Brand-wise, Volkswagen confirms its domination with a 12% market share while Ford overtakes Toyota to rank #2 at 11% vs. 10.3% with Toyota keeping the year-to-date #2 spot at 10.8% vs. 10.1%. Notice also Hyundai back up to #4 with a strong 9.2% share and Opel up to 7.4% in 5th place.
In the models ranking, the VW Golf is back to its traditional pole position thanks to 804 sales and 4.3%, ahead of the Ford Focus at 4.2% and the Nissan Qashqai at 4.1%. The Ford Fiesta and Toyota Corolla follow at #4 and #5 which are also their 2014 rankings. Excellent operation of the Hyundai ix35 in 6th position, the Renault Clio is back up 31 spots on June to #9, the Opel Astra back up 18 to #11, the Dacia Duster stable at #15 vs. #19 year-to-date, the Renault Captur up to #20 vs. #29, Opel Mokka up to #22 vs. #32 and the Hyundai Santa Fe up to #32 vs. #51.
Previous month: Ireland June 2014: VW Polo leads, Dacia Sandero up to #4
Full July 2014 Top 50 models and Top 32 brands Ranking Tables below.