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Ireland has adopted a bi-annual licence plate change like the UK and it happens in July. This year, sales for the month are down 7% year-on-year to 27.737, leading to a year-to-date tally down 9% on the same period in 2016 to 118.914 units. Volkswagen triumphs in the brands ranking with deliveries up 21% to 10.8% share just as the next four best-seller post double-digit drops: Toyota (-12%), Hyundai (-32%), Ford (-23%) and Nissan (-23%). Renault (-0.2%) is up 10 spots on June to #6, but we have to go beyond the Top 10 to find additional carmakers sporting double-digit gains, such as Peugeot (+15%), Mercedes (+29%), Suzuki (+32%), Fiat (+34%), Seat (+36%), Land Rover (+39%), Mini (+65%), Alfa Romeo (+86%) and Porsche (+120%).
The VW Golf (+39%) takes the lead of the models ranking but the Hyundai Tucson (-42% in July) remains by far the 2017 best-seller at 3.9% share vs. 3.2% for the Golf. The Ford Focus (-16%), Nissan Qashqai (-29%) and Toyota Yaris (-2%) round up the Top 5, with the Renault Megane (+293%) and VW Tiguan (+78%) posting the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 10. Further down, the Nissan Micra (+114%) and Peugeot 3008 (+587%) make themselves noticed thanks to their new generations. Among recent launches (<12 months), the Toyota C-HR is in the lead at #16, ahead of the Skoda Kodiaq (#29), Seat Ateca (#42) and Opel Crossland X (#69).
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Full July 2017 Top 33 All-brands and Top 230 All-models below.