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Irish new car sales are down 8% year-on-year in February at 11,400 registrations, bringing the 2012 year-to-date total into negative at 32,561 units, down 2% on 2011. The Toyota Avensis adds Ireland to its February 2012 hunting board, being already the best-selling model in Norway and Finland this month. It sells 519 units for a 4.6% market share but stays #2 year-to-date at 1,582 sales and 4.9% behind the Ford Focus, #2 this month, at 1,739 units and 5.3%.
The VW Golf climbs onto the podium with 441 sales and 3.9%, ahead of the Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Octavia and VW Passat all at 3.4%. The Toyota Yaris is down 4 spots on January to #7 and 3% but is still #4 year-t0-date with a brilliant 3.8% share. The Kia Sportage is up a massive 17 ranks on last month to #11, the Fiat Panda goes from #111 in January to #19 this month, the Skoda Superb is up to #20 and the Hyundai i40 up to #22.
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Full February 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.