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Ireland April 2015: Dacia Sandero leaps up to 4th place

Dacia Sandero Ireland April 2015. Picture courtesy honestjohn.co.ukDacia Sandero

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Another very robust month for new car sales in Ireland, up 20% year-on-year to 9,466 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 73,996 units, up 28% on 2014. The Top 3 manufacturers in the country frankly outperform the market: Volkswagen leads the way with sales up 42%, followed by Nissan (+96%) and Hyundai (+47%). Toyota and Ford round up the Top 5 while Dacia (+76%) steps inside the Top 10 brands at #10. Notice also Mini up 5-fold on a year ago, Lexus up 86% and Porsche doubling its sales year-on-year.

Nissan Pulsar Ireland April 2015Nissan Pulsar

The VW Golf remains the most popular nameplate in Ireland thanks to 442 sales and 4.7% share above the Nissan Qashqai at 4%, while the VW Passat gains a fantastic 108% on April 2014 to land on the third step of the podium with 335 sales and 3.5%. The Dacia Sandero does even better: up 150% year-on-year and 22 spots on March to #4, the Hyundai ix35 is also impressive at +63% to remain at #5, the Ford Mondeo is up 81% to crack the Top 10 at #10 and the Nissan Pulsar is up a further 6 spots to #11.

Previous month: Ireland March 2015: Nissan Note and Pulsar impress

One year ago: Ireland April 2014: Toyota Corolla up to third place

Full April 2015 Top 35 All-brands and Top 50 models below.

Ireland April 2015 – brands:

PosBrandApr-15%/14Mar2015%/14PosFY14
1Volkswagen1,26613.4%42%19,16612.4%31%11
2Nissan8679.2%96%26,7789.2%56%55
3Hyundai8549.0%47%56,9769.4%40%44
4Toyota7838.3%-6%47,91410.7%28%22
5Ford6556.9%0%37,2799.8%29%33
6Skoda5966.3%22%74,6346.3%15%67
7Opel5245.5%22%64,3265.8%15%76
8Kia4995.3%13%83,2784.4%27%910
9Audi4905.2%21%103,1024.2%17%109
10Dacia4614.9%76%112,1572.9%67%1213
11BMW4074.3%25%122,5523.4%18%1111
12Renault3173.3%-34%93,7775.1%28%88
13Peugeot3063.2%9%132,0972.8%15%1312
14Seat2132.3%6%141,7522.4%8%1414
15Mercedes1811.9%10%161,6542.2%30%1515
16Citroen1601.7%10%151,1851.6%43%1717
17Mazda1511.6%41%171,2681.7%15%1616
18Honda1331.4%-13%187801.1%-2%1918
19Mitsubishi961.0%39%224910.7%29%2022
20Volvo951.0%-34%198251.1%20%1819
21Land Rover890.9%44%204220.6%31%2123
22Suzuki740.8%-43%243220.4%-29%2420
23Mini610.6%369%233610.5%83%2224
24Fiat540.6%-2%213460.5%5%2321
25Lexus520.5%86%252990.4%32%2525
26Jaguar280.3%27%261480.2%17%2626
27Subaru180.2%6%271060.1%26%2727
28Porsche100.1%100%29420.1%110%2929
29Jeep90.1%n/a28290.0%n/a30
30SsangYong80.1%-50%30480.1%-14%2828
31Alfa Romeo30.0%n/a32190.0%138%3130
32Maserati30.0%n/a3380.0%700%3333
33Chrysler20.0%n/a31120.0%140%3231
34Perodua10.0%n/a20.0%-71%3532
35Tesla00.0%new20.0%new3434

Ireland April 2015 – models:

PosModelApr-15%/14Mar2015%/14PosFY14
1VW Golf4424.7%23%13,6675.0%29%11
2Nissan Qashqai3824.0%20%32,4963.4%5%32
3VW Passat3353.5%108%72,0672.8%75%88
4Dacia Sandero2933.1%150%268611.2%173%2836
5Hyundai ix352782.9%63%52,1622.9%24%67
6Skoda Octavia2562.7%7%82,2253.0%21%56
7Kia Sportage2102.2%21%151,5992.2%23%1011
8Ford Focus2042.2%-15%22,7663.7%21%23
9Toyota Corolla2042.2%-21%42,2453.0%25%45
10Ford Mondeo1852.0%81%161,3291.8%130%1331
11Nissan Pulsar1841.9%new171,1861.6%new17130
12VW Polo1831.9%106%231,2471.7%48%1413
13Hyundai i301781.9%107%241,0701.4%-2%2117
14Toyota Yaris1721.8%13%91,7252.3%35%99
15Ford Fiesta1701.8%-25%62,0972.8%15%74
16Dacia Duster1501.6%23%191,0971.5%31%1916
17Hyundai i401441.5%106%441,1171.5%43%1820
18Toyota Auris1401.5%0%111,5272.1%25%1110
19Toyota RAV41391.5%20%291,0731.5%73%2022
20BMW 5-Series1371.4%27%308661.2%-9%2718
21Audi A31341.4%61%417781.1%27%3530
22Opel Astra1331.4%20%131,1911.6%11%1614
23Opel Corsa1291.4%14%101,2181.6%43%1521
24Opel Insignia1271.3%22%229721.3%-9%2312
25Nissan Note1231.3%151%121,0531.4%61%2228
26Audi A61221.3%61%377471.0%38%3635
27Skoda Fabia1221.3%100%356840.9%33%3744
28VW Jetta1101.2%38%336470.9%28%3834
29Renault Captur1001.1%-14%388881.2%53%2424
30Renault Clio991.0%-49%211,3351.8%24%1215
31Skoda Superb961.0%7%318011.1%9%3223
32Seat Leon921.0%33%516210.8%21%4137
33Opel Mokka890.9%53%326330.9%24%3933
34Audi A4870.9%-24%466250.8%-3%4029
35Nissan Juke850.9%n/a207951.1%94%3346
36VW Tiguan800.8%4%257911.1%17%3426
37Toyota Avensis790.8%-31%348751.2%-9%2519
38Hyundai Santa Fe790.8%52%n/a5590.8%110%4350
39Renault Fluence740.8%-24%278741.2%26%2625
40Hyundai i10740.8%-36%148021.1%112%3239
41Seat Ibiza740.8%12%405780.8%4%4238
42Hyundai i20720.8%n/a188531.2%180%2951
43BMW 3-Series710.8%-25%494650.6%-13%4532
44Mercedes CLA670.7%n/an/a3520.5%155%5876
45Kia Cee’d660.7%-31%424610.6%3%4740
46Citroen C4 Picasso640.7%n/a454420.6%80%4953
47Peugeot 208620.7%-10%n/a4380.6%-7%5043
48Honda Civic600.6%0%433720.5%2%4748
49Honda CR-V580.6%9%n/a2780.4%18%6660
50Mazda6570.6%n/an/a4300.6%34%5252

Source: SIMI via beepbeep.ie

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