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New car sales in Ireland are down a harsh 16.8% year-on-year in September to 3.899 units, pulling the year-to-date total down 10.2% to 128.579 registrations. Volkswagen remains the most popular brand in the country despite a 13% drop leading to a splendid 15% market share vs. 10.4% so far in 2017. Skoda surges 30% to 2nd place overall at 10.1% share vs. 6.8% and #6 year-to-date and Ford (-16%) rounds up the podium, also hit a higher 10% share vs. 9.4% so far this year. The rest of the Top 8 is in negative: Toyota (-5%), Audi (-1%), Nissan (-39%), BMW (-30%) and Kia (-22%). Alfa Romeo (+200%), Peugeot (+40%), Land Rover (+17%), Citroen (+15%), Jaguar (+15%) and Honda (+6%) are the only other carmakers managing a year-on-year gain in September.
Model-wise, the VW Golf is back on top for the second time in the past three months but drops 25%, the Skoda Octavia is down one spot to #2 but up 5% ahead of the VW Passat (-23%), Ford Focus (-16%) and VW Tiguan (-28%). The Skoda Kodiaq is once again the hero of the month, up two spots on August to a record 6th place with 2.6% share. The BMW 5 Series is up 14 ranks on last month to #7, the VW Polo is up 61% to #10 and the Peugeot 3008 up 12-fold to #11.
Previous month: Ireland August 2017: Peugeot 3008 and Skoda Kodiaq impress
One year ago: Ireland September 2016: Volkswagen monopolises podium
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