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Ireland August 2018: Stock clearing lifts Renault Kadjar up 564% to #2

A large stock of non WLTP-compliant Renault Kadjar was cleared before the arrival of the facelift.

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The Irish new car market jumps back into positive in August at +2.9% to 5.922 registrations, yet the year-to-dat tally remains in decline at -3.8% to 119.926. Volkswagen (+27%) holds onto the top for the third straight month at 12.9% share, two percentage points above its YTD level and distancing this time Ford (+13%), Toyota (-8%) and Skoda (-6%). Nissan (+47%), Renault (+43%) and Peugeot (+24%) post the largest gains in the Top 10 while further down, Volvo (+58%), BMW (+52%), Mitsubishi (+30%), Lexus (+27%), Subaru (+21%) and Seat (+14%) stand out but Mini (-67%), Tesla (-47%), Opel (-45%), Land Rover (-44%), Dacia (-37%), Fiat (-36%), Mercedes (-36%), Jaguar (-33%), Mazda (-26%) and Citroen (-24%) all sink. If the brands ranking isn’t visibly impacted by pre-WLTP stock clearances as per most other European Union market, the models charts is. The Ford Focus (+192%) leaps to pole position followed by the VW Golf (+34%) while the Renault Kadjar (+564%) is artificially up 16 spots on July to land on the third step of the podium whereas it drops 12% YTD. The VW Tiguan (+28%) and Toyota Corolla (+44%) complete the Top 5 ahead of the Peugeot 308 (+12%) with the Nissan Leaf (+1767%) breaking into the Top 10 thanks to the new generation. The Hyundai Kona (#20) and VW T-Roc (#21) top recent launches above the Skoda Karoq (#23) and Seat Arona (#28).

Previous month: Ireland July 2018: Peugeot (+34%) defies market down 2.9%

One year ago: Ireland August 2017: Peugeot 3008 and Skoda Kodiaq impress

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