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Ireland September 2018: Ford and Focus top market down 18.3%

The Ford Focus is the best-selling vehicle in Ireland in September.

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Post-WLTP rush means Irish new car sales drop 18.3% year-on-year in September to 3.187 registrations, pulling the year-to-date volume down 4.3% to 123.087 units. Ford (-1%) stands out with a slim drop to catch the #1 spot off Volkswagen (-34%) for just three sales, with Skoda (-35%) rounding up the podium with 8% share despite a devastating loss. Hyundai (+38%), Nissan (+11%) and Peugeot (+9%) impress with year-on-year gains inside the Top 10 whereas Toyota (-48%) and Audi (-44%) implode. Further down, Suzuki (+67%), Volvo (+36%), Mitsubishi (+26%) and Seat (+24%) shine. The Ford Focus (+9%) climbs to the top of the models charts this month ahead of 3 VWs: the Polo (+49%), Golf (-55%) and Tiguan (-30%). The Dacia Duster (+4%) leaps up 24 spots on August to #5, with the Nissan Leaf (+788%), Peugeot 5008 (+154%) and Nissan Qashqai (+17%) also spectacular inside the Top 15. Note the VW T-Roc is equal #10 with the Peugeot 3008, its first ever Top 10 appearance in Ireland.

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

One year ago: Ireland September 2017: Kodiaq up to #6, pushes Skoda up 30%

Full September 2018 Top 35 All-brands and Top 205 All-models below.

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