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Ireland May 2012: Ford Focus back in command

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Irish car sales are wobbly again in May at -18% year-on-year to 7,698 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 59,946 units, down 9% on 2011. For the first time since January, the Ford Focus is back in pole position with 463 sales and a shiny 6% market share. It also leads the 2012 year-to-date ranking at 2,893 units and 4.8%. Leader last month, the VW Golf is down to #2 in May with 366 sales and 4.8%, followed by the Nissan Qashqai at 306 units and 4%.

BMW 1 Series

Very strong month for the Renault Megane, up 6 spots on April to #4, the Ford Fiesta up 11 to #6, the Opel Insignia up 12 to #10, the Seat Ibiza up 6 to #18, the Hyundai i30 up 7 to #22, the BMW 3 Series up 2 to #26, the Kia Cee’d up 16 to #27, the BMW 1 Series up a huge 60 ranks to #28 and the Opel Zafira up 16 to #46. Notice also the very good hold of the Hyundai ix35 at #13, the Hyundai i40 at 17 and the Honda Civic at #24.

Previous month: Ireland April 2012: VW Golf in the lead, Hyundai i40 #7

One year ago: Ireland May 2011: Ford Focus and Renault Fluence take off

Full May 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

Ireland May 2012:

PosModelMay%Apr2012%Pos2011
1Ford Focus4636.0%112,8934.8%11
2VW Golf3664.8%12,6194.4%32
3Nissan Qashqai3064.0%152,6864.5%27
4Renault Megane3013.9%121,4422.4%109
5Skoda Octavia2893.8%81,8673.1%612
6Ford Fiesta2673.5%171,5972.7%86
7Toyota Auris2503.2%31,5142.5%913
8VW Passat2323.0%41,8783.1%54
9Toyota Yaris2142.8%91,8263.0%710
10Opel Insignia2122.8%221,1742.0%1714
11Toyota Avensis1992.6%22,3063.8%43
12VW Polo1802.3%161,2812.1%1315
13Hyundai ix351682.2%101,1651.9%1821
14Opel Astra1602.1%131,2442.1%1416
15Toyota Corolla1522.0%141,3632.3%128
16Opel Corsa1471.9%301,0681.8%1919
17Hyundai i401471.9%79261.5%2199
18Seat Ibiza1471.9%246691.1%2925
19BMW 5-Series1411.8%191,2322.1%1517
20Ford Mondeo1361.8%359101.5%2220
21VW Jetta1151.5%397041.2%2841
22Hyundai i301041.4%294740.8%3732
23Audi A6871.1%257221.2%2735
24Honda Civic851.1%234040.7%4145
25Kia Sportage841.1%278251.4%2337
26BMW 3-Series801.0%283820.6%4436
27Kia Cee’d781.0%434800.8%3631
28BMW 1-Series751.0%883690.6%4685
29Mercedes E Class741.0%347321.2%2624
30Skoda Fabia730.9%426631.1%3026
31Skoda Superb720.9%317861.3%2527
32Audi A4720.9%216211.0%3123
33Peugeot 207710.9%333940.7%4233
34Ford C-Max700.9%514470.7%3828
35Renault Clio690.9%201,1732.0%1611
36Renault Fluence670.9%51,3972.3%115
37Peugeot 508630.8%465010.8%3253
38Hyundai ix20610.8%264880.8%3442
39Mazda3610.8%484870.8%3529
40Nissan Juke530.7%328121.4%2422
41Audi A1510.7%182490.4%5748
42Kia Rio460.6%405000.8%3330
43VW Tiguan450.6%374240.7%3951
44Skoda Yeti450.6%473930.7%4344
45Mercedes C Class440.6%384050.7%4039
46Opel Zafira440.6%621820.3%64n/a
47Nissan Micra430.6%61,0641.8%2018
48Audi A3430.6%442850.5%5146
49Peugeot 308410.5%413710.6%4538
50Renault Scenic410.5%363010.5%4843

Source: www.beepbeep.ie

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