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Ireland June 2013: Podium 100% VW in market down 74%

VW Polo Ireland June 2013VW Polo

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June sales data is starting to come through and Ireland is the first cab off the rank. This year the Irish license plate system switched to bi-annual (instead of annual), meaning if you register your car from July 1 onwards it will devalue much less than if you do so beforehand. As a result, June new car sales came to an almost complete halt in the country: down 74% year-on-year and 72% on May to just 1,673 units. The year-to-date total now stands at 53,230 sales, down 21% on 2012. You would think that with such low volumes the models ranking would go out of control but it is surprisingly stable vs. last month.

BMW 3 Series Ireland May 2013BMW 3 Series

Volkswagen once again makes its imprint and this time places 3 models on the Irish podium: the Polo at #1 with 4.5% share, followed by the Golf and Passat both at 4% of the market. VW is also the #1 brand at 15.8% share this month. Other great performers this month include the BMW 3 Series up 25 ranks to #4, the Opel Insignia up 11 to #7, the BMW 1 Series up from outside the Top 50 in May directly to #11, the Toyota RAV4 up 6 spots to #13 and the Seat Mii up 10 to #22. Dacia, launched last January in the country, continues to progress and now passes Mercedes to rank #13 brand overall with 2.3% share. The Duster is up 5 ranks to #19 while the Sandero is up 11 to #37.

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

One year ago: Ireland June 2012: Toyota Yaris up to #2

Full June 2013 Top 50 models and Top 30 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

Ireland June 2013 – brands:

PosBrandJune%May2013%Pos2012
1Volkswagen26415.8%26,69112.6%11
2Toyota23914.3%15,76710.8%22
3BMW1418.4%102,3654.4%1110
4Ford1177.0%35,0809.5%33
5Opel1156.9%63,4346.5%77
6Nissan845.0%54,2297.9%54
7Renault845.0%112,4564.6%105
8Skoda804.8%73,5336.6%68
9Hyundai774.6%44,3168.1%46
10Kia674.0%92,4904.7%911
11Seat623.7%131,6283.1%1315
12Audi593.5%82,7725.2%89
13Dacia392.3%146901.3%18 –
14Mazda352.1%169461.8%1614
15Honda311.9%187311.4%1718
16Mercedes291.7%121,0061.9%1413
17Peugeot271.6%151,6493.1%1212
18Volvo261.6%195821.1%1917
19Mini161.0%243370.6%2222
20Citroen150.9%179801.8%1516
21Mitsubishi150.9%203560.7%2023
22Suzuki150.9%213420.6%2120
23Fiat140.8%233090.6%2319
24Land Rover90.5%223080.6%2421
25Lexus60.4%251060.2%2624
26Subaru20.1%27540.1%2726
27Porsche20.1%32200.0%2830
28Jaguar10.1%261190.2%2525
29SsangYong10.1%28120.0%29 –
30Chrysler10.1%2950.0%3228

Ireland June 2013 – models:

PosModelJune%May2013%Pos2012
1VW Polo754.5%99351.8%1512
2VW Golf674.0%22,6234.9%12
3VW Passat674.0%71,4702.8%67
4BMW 3-Series653.9%297951.5%2032
5Toyota Auris623.7%31,6073.0%59
6Toyota Yaris462.7%61,3602.6%85
7Opel Insignia452.7%189281.7%1613
8Nissan Qashqai382.3%12,4044.5%23
9Skoda Octavia382.3%121,3722.6%76
10Toyota Corolla382.3%147641.4%2311
11BMW 1-Series372.2%n/a3170.6%4545
12Renault Clio362.2%288961.7%1722
13Toyota RAV4352.1%193590.7%4269
14Toyota Avensis311.9%151,2502.3%104
15Ford Focus291.7%41,9403.6%31
16Opel Corsa291.7%277251.4%2418
17Ford Mondeo291.7%115741.1%3121
18Opel Astra281.7%211,2692.4%917
19Dacia Duster251.5%244690.9%36 –
20BMW 5-Series231.4%131,0001.9%1315
21Renault Fluence231.4%387821.5%2110
22Seat Mii231.4%422400.5%58126
23Ford Fiesta221.3%51,6183.0%48
24Kia Sportage221.3%171,0812.0%1220
25Nissan Micra201.2%89671.8%1423
26Audi A4191.1%257121.3%2526
27Hyundai ix35181.1%161,1592.2%1116
28Skoda Superb181.1%266791.3%2624
29Honda Civic181.1%374580.9%3841
30Nissan Juke171.0%405701.1%3225
31Seat Toledo171.0%n/a3200.6%44181
32Hyundai i40161.0%208021.5%1919
33Renault Megane161.0%225791.1%3014
34Kia Cee’d150.9%336261.2%2734
35Audi A1150.9%492360.4%6157
36Mazda3140.8%453090.6%4639
37Dacia Sandero140.8%482030.4%66 –
38VW Jetta130.8%315331.0%3330
39Hyundai Santa Fe130.8%365081.0%3466
40VW Tiguan130.8%472990.6%5042
41Hyundai i30120.7%108371.6%1833
42Mercedes E Class120.7%323960.7%4128
43Fiat 500120.7%n/a1760.3%7395
44VW CC120.7%n/a1360.3%8667
45Toyota Verso120.7%n/a1200.2%9283
46BMW X3110.7%n/a1310.2%8978
47Ford Galaxy110.7%n/a640.1%11580
48Seat Ibiza100.6%305801.1%2931
49Seat Leon100.6%n/a3530.7%4365
50Skoda Yeti100.6%n/a2960.6%5243
51Volvo V40100.6%n/a2190.4%63 –

Source: SIMI, www.beepbeep.ie

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