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

Nissan Qashqai 2013Nissan Qashqai

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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 mirror.co.ukDacia 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.

Ireland May 2013 – brands:

PosBrandMay%Apr2013%Pos2012
1Toyota77813.1%25,52810.7%22
2Volkswagen73712.4%16,42712.5%11
3Ford61710.4%34,9639.6%33
4Hyundai5469.2%44,2398.2%46
5Nissan4587.7%104,1458.0%54
6Opel3295.5%63,3196.4%77
7Skoda3175.3%53,4536.7%68
8Audi3055.1%92,7135.3%89
9Kia2894.9%112,4234.7%911
10BMW2574.3%82,2244.3%1110
11Renault2193.7%72,3724.6%105
12Mercedes1813.0%169771.9%1413
13Seat1492.5%131,5663.0%1315
14Dacia1131.9%156511.3%18 –
15Peugeot1081.8%121,6223.1%1212
16Mazda1051.8%179111.8%1614
17Citroen881.5%149651.9%1516
18Honda881.5%187001.4%1718
19Volvo540.9%195561.1%1917
20Mitsubishi500.8%223410.7%2023
21Suzuki340.6%233270.6%2120
22Land Rover320.5%242990.6%2321
23Fiat320.5%212950.6%2419
24Mini210.4%203210.6%2222
25Lexus140.2%261000.2%2624
26Jaguar120.2%251180.2%2525
27Subaru120.2%27520.1%2726
28SsangYong40.1%30110.0%29 –
29Chrysler40.1% –40.0%3228
30Alfa Romeo20.0%2960.0%3127
31Perodua10.0%3180.0%3032

Ireland May 2013 – models:

PosModelMay%Apr2013%Pos2012
1Nissan Qashqai2203.7%32,3664.6%23
2VW Golf2013.4%12,5595.0%12
3Toyota Auris1903.2%91,5473.0%59
4Ford Focus1873.1%21,9123.7%31
5Ford Fiesta1763.0%231,5963.1%48
6Toyota Yaris1763.0%171,3152.6%85
7VW Passat1692.8%41,4032.7%67
8Nissan Micra1672.8%339471.8%1423
9VW Polo1532.6%198601.7%1712
10Hyundai i301442.4%418251.6%1833
11Ford Mondeo1442.4%255451.1%3221
12Skoda Octavia1402.4%61,3342.6%76
13BMW 5-Series1352.3%59771.9%1315
14Toyota Corolla1262.1%227261.4%2311
15Toyota Avensis1232.1%111,2192.4%104
16Hyundai ix351202.0%151,1412.2%1116
17Kia Sportage1192.0%81,0592.1%1220
18Opel Insignia1151.9%148851.7%1513
19Toyota RAV41121.9%213240.6%4369
20Hyundai i401061.8%357861.5%1919
21Opel Astra891.5%161,2412.4%917
22Renault Megane841.4%315631.1%3014
23Mercedes C Class831.4%n/a2760.5%5340
24Dacia Duster771.3%124440.9%37 –
25Audi A4751.3%186941.3%2526
26Skoda Superb721.2%296651.3%2624
27Opel Corsa711.2%406961.3%2418
28Renault Clio691.2%108601.7%1622
29BMW 3-Series681.1%247301.4%2232
30Seat Ibiza631.1%425701.1%2931
31VW Jetta611.0%345201.0%3330
32Mercedes E Class611.0%303850.7%4128
33Kia Cee’d581.0%376111.2%2734
34Audi A3581.0%274560.9%3647
35Hyundai i20581.0%434020.8%4051
36Hyundai Santa Fe571.0%204951.0%3466
37Honda Civic510.9%394400.9%3841
38Renault Fluence500.8%77591.5%2110
39Citroen C1500.8%n/a1030.2%100n/a
40Nissan Juke460.8%n/a5531.1%3125
41Peugeot 208410.7%137601.5%20107
42Seat Mii410.7%282170.4%62126
43Audi Q3400.7%n/a2340.5%5960
44Skoda Fabia390.7%364150.8%3929
45Mazda3390.7%n/a2950.6%4739
46Audi A6380.6%265961.2%2827
47VW Tiguan370.6%472860.6%5042
48Dacia Sandero360.6%n/a1890.4%68 –
49Audi A1350.6%n/a2210.4%6057
50Ford Ka330.6%n/a1100.2%95n/a

Source: SIMI, www.beepbeep.ie

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