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Ireland February 2011: Avensis keeps the lead, Passat #3

Irish car sales are up again in February at +5% with 12,457 registrations. Excellent performance for the Toyota Avensis, # 1 in both January and February (most likely the two strongest months of the year), it now takes a strong option towards the 2011 Irish best-seller title. With 551 sales and 4.4% share in February it totals 1,714 units and 5.1% in 2011 to date.

The VW Golf stays strong at #2 (4.4% over 2011), the VW Passat jumps 7 spots to #3 (4.2%) and is now #4 in 2011 (3.3%). Renault places two models in the Top 5 this month: the Clio in 4th (3.8%) and the Fluence in 5th (3.7% and now 6th YTD). The Megane, #1 in 2011, is only 12th in February. Very strong month for the BMW 5 Series (#7 at 3.6%).

Full Top 30 Ranking Table below.

Ireland February 2011:

PosModelFeb%Jan2011%Pos2010
1Toyota Avensis5514.4%11,7145.1%16
2VW Golf5234.2%21,4654.4%22
3VW Passat5194.2%101,1103.3%414
4Renault Clio4783.8%218212.5%157
5Renault Fluence4663.7%111,0393.1%619
6Skoda Octavia4503.6%159022.7%129
7BMW 5-Series4273.4%168632.6%1420
8Toyota Corolla3823.1%31,2713.8%311
9Nissan Qashqai3542.8%89873.0%105
10Opel Astra3472.8%128982.7%1312
11Toyota Auris3282.6%71,0043.0%717
12Renault Megane3172.5%99392.8%111
13VW Polo3092.5%147742.3%1610
14Toyota Yaris3022.4%69923.0%98
15Ford Focus2902.3%51,0013.0%83
16Ford Fiesta2892.3%41,1043.3%54
17Opel Corsa2572.1%225861.8%2016
18Opel Insignia2321.9%176582.0%1813
19Hyundai ix352241.8%195741.7%2149
20Mercedes E Class2121.7%205581.7%2218
21Nissan Juke2061.7%185901.8%19133
22Audi A41961.6%273921.2%2621
23Seat Ibiza1851.5%244691.4%2327
24Ford Mondeo1701.4%136582.0%1715
25Skoda Fabia1701.4%293631.1%2828
26Skoda Superb1701.4%313561.1%2925
27Mazda31491.2%263821.1%2722
28Nissan Micra1381.1%234561.4%2424
29Ford C-Max1211.0%253961.2%2588
30Kia Cee’d1150.9%362520.8%3429

Source: SIMI

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