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Towards the end of the year, the Irish new car market slows down to a standstill, with just 747 units in November, down 21% year-on-year. However the year-to-date tally is safe: up 17% on the same period in 2015 to 146.175 units. In the brands ranking, Toyota is up 3-fold to hold 16.5% of the market with 123 sales, and is now just 111 units below Volkswagen and 150 below Hyundai at 15.285 vs. 15.396. The battle for the title of most popular manufacturer in Ireland will remain open until the last days of December this year. Opel (+42%), Volvo (+42%) and Mini (+275%) impress. Model-wise, the small size of the November market triggers a big surprise: for its first month in market, the Toyota C-HR instantly takes the lead – granted, only 73 sales were enough – making Ireland the first country in the world to crown the Japanese manufacturer’s all-new small crossover. The Opel Zafira and VW Polo complete a surreal podium.
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