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The Irish new car market starts 2014 in the best possible way: up by a gigantic 33% year-on-year in January to 22,927 registrations. When we take into account the fact that January is traditionally by far the biggest month of the year in Ireland (it accounted for 1/4 of annual sales in 2013), we can safely say that 2014 is going to be a great year for new car sales in Ireland. Needless to say the brands and models that do well this month have taken a great step towards shining over the Full Year. Toyota takes the lead of the brands ranking thanks to 2,796 sales and 12.2% vs. 10.3% in 2013 while Volkswagen dives to 11.7% vs. 12.8% in 2013, Hyundai steps onto the podium with an excellent 2,320 units and 10.1% share vs. 7.9% while Dacia is up to #14 with 2.3% share vs. 1.7% over the Full Year 2013.
If the VW Golf keeps the lead of the models ranking (as it did over the Full Year 2013), the star of the month is the Toyota Corolla, up to a fantastic 2nd place thanks to the new generation with 872 sales and 3.8%, taking a serious option on finishing the year on the podium, whereas it ranked ‘only’ #20 in 2013. The Ford Focus follows just below at 861 units while the Hyundai ix35 snaps up an incredible 4th place thanks to 772 sales and 3.4% share vs. #15 and 1.9% in 2013 and the Hyundai i30 is up to #7 with 643 units and 2.8% vs. #18 and 1.5% in 2013. Other great performers in Ireland this month include the Kia Sportage at #10 and 2.4%, the Dacia Duster at #19, Audi A3 at #23, Mercedes E-Class at #26, Renault Captur at #27, VW CC at #33 vs. #59 in 2013 and the Peugeot 2008 at #54.
Full January 2014 Top 60 models Ranking Table below.