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Ireland May 2013: Nissan Qashqai #1, two Dacias in Top 50

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Tough month for new car sales in Ireland, down 23% year-on-year to 5,956 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 51,567 units, down 14% on 2012. For the third time ever after March 2012 and last February, the Nissan Qashqai is the most popular vehicle in Ireland thanks to 220 sales and 3.7%, however the VW Golf, down to #2 and 3.4% this month, remains the top seller so far in 2013 at 2,559 units and 5% vs. 2,366 and 4.6% for the Qashqai at #2. The Toyota Auris jumps into the podium at #3 with 190 sales and 3.2%, followed by the Ford Focus, Fiesta and Toyota Yaris.

Dacia Sandero Ireland May 2013. Picture courtesy of Sandero

Other great performers in Ireland this month include the Nissan Micra back up 25 spots to #8, the Hyundai i30 up 31 to #10, the Ford Mondeo up 14 to #11, Toyota RAV4 up a further two ranks to #19, Mercedes C-Class up to #23 and Citroen C1 up to #39. Update on newly launched brand Dacia: it is now the #14 brand in the country ahead of Peugeot, Mazda, Citroen and Honda! If the Duster is down 12 spots on last month to a still impressive 24th place with 77 sales and 1.3%, the Dacia Sandero breaks into the Irish monthly Top 50 for the very first time, up to #48 at 36 units and 0.6%.

Previous month: Ireland April 2013: BMW 5 Series and Dacia Duster impress

One year ago: Ireland May 2012: Ford Focus back in command

Full May 2013 Top 50 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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