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Now that new licence plates are a bi-annual affair in Ireland like in the UK, June sales logically go South. Stable year-on-year but down 73% on May to 1,689 registrations. The year-to-date total is still way above 2013 though at 65,715 units, up 27%. Brand-wise, Volkswagen reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date off Toyota thanks to a 15.3% market share vs. 14.5%, with Ford (10.8%), Nissan (6.7%) and Skoda (6.2%) following. Dacia is up to a fantastic 6th place with a round 100 sales and a very impressive 5.9% market share, way above all French manufacturers: Peugeot is #10 at 3.7%, Renault #14 with 1.7% and Citroen #19 with 1%!
With a smaller market comes a much more volatile models ranking: the VW Polo and Golf dominate, enabling the Golf to hold onto its year-to-date leadership, the Toyota Corolla is very strong again at #3, but the big surprise is the Dacia Sandero up 17 ranks on May to record 4th place. Notice also the Toyota RAV4 at #12 vs. #24 year-to-date, the Peugeot 5008 at #17 vs. #82, the VW Up at #19 vs. #68 and the Ford Galaxy at #32 vs. #107.
Previous month: Ireland May 2014: Toyota Corolla takes the lead
One year ago: Ireland June 2013: Podium 100% VW in market 74% down
Full June 2014 Top 50 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.