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

Dacia Sandero Ireland April 2015. Picture courtesy 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.

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