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After the bi-annual July surge due to new license plates, the Irish new car market falls back down 21% year-on-year to 5.754 units in August, pulling the year-to-date total down 10% to 124.711. In spite of sales tumbling down 38% year-on-year, Volkswagen remains the best-selling manufacturer at 10.4% share, only 9 units above Toyota (-25%) at 10.3%. Ford (-6%) and Skoda (-4%) resist much better while Peugeot, surging up 52%, is the only manufacturer in positive in the Top 15. Nissan (-29%), Seat (-42%), Hyundai (-44%) and BMW (-65%) suffer particularly harsh declines. Subaru (+40%), Mini (+79%) and Citroen (+181%) are among the rare gainers in the market this month.
Model-wise, it’s a photo-finish for August, with the Skoda Octavia (-28%) taking the lead for just one unit ahead of the VW Golf (-39%) and five ahead of the Hyundai Tucson (-40%). The VW Tiguan is up 5 spots on July but down 26% year-on-year to #4 while the Peugeot 3008 is up 10-fold on August 2016 and 14 ranks on last month to a stunning fifth place with 2.4% share. For its fourth month in market, the Skoda Kodiaq brilliantly breaks into the Irish Top 10 at #8 with 2.3% share. Year-to-date, the Hyundai Tucson remains sovereign despite a 33$ drop, distancing the VW Golf (-13%), Nissan Qashqai (-8%), Skoda Octavia (-16%) and Ford Focus (-21%).
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