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Ireland August 2011: VW Golf takes off in quiet market

VW Golf Cabrio

* See the Top 50 best-selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ at end of post! *

Irish car sales are down 34% in August at 3,143 registrations, but still up 8% year-to-date at 83,565 units. For the first time since June 2010, the VW Golf is in pole position in Ireland this month with 187 sales and a very strong 5.9% market share, helped by the arrival of the Cabrio version (32 sales for its first month).

Hyundai i40

The Ford Focus, #2 in August at 142 units and 4.5%, still leads year-to-date with 3,998 sales and 4.8% vs. 3,817 and 4.6% for the Golf. The Toyota Avensis rounds up the podium at 140 units and 4.5%, ahead of the VW Passat (3.5%). The Audi A4, #5 at 3.1% and A6, #6 at 2.7%, both deliver excellent scores way ahead of their overall 2011 levels, and the Hyundai i40 lands directly in 12th position with 72 sales for its very first month in Ireland!

Previous month: see the July 2011 Irish Top 50 best-selling models here.

Full August 2011 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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