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Ireland October 2020: VW ID.3 repeats at #1, sales up 5.4%

The VW ID.3 is the most popular vehicle in Ireland for the 2nd month running. Picture

As the year comes to an end, new car sales in Ireland dwindle to a trickle as a bi-annual license plate system encourages buyers to wait until January to get a 21 licence plate that will start with the car forever. As a result volumes from October onwards are particularly low. Irish new car sales however manage a second consecutive year-on-year gain at +5.4% to 2.297 units. The year-to-date tally remains frankly in negative at -25.2% to 86.815.

In the brands ranking, Volkswagen (+4.3%) is the only carmaker in positive on the podium, followed by struggling Toyota (-40.2%) and Hyundai (-18.5%). On the other hand Kia (+103.5%), Peugeot (+51.4%), Renault (+25.7%) and Skoda (-17.3%) all stun with fantastic gains. Model-wise, the VW ID.3 takes advantage of the slow month to repeat at #1 and only needed 94 sales to do so. It distances the Hyundai Tucson (+42.2%), Skoda Octavia (+30.2%) and Kodiaq (+8.5%). Below the VW Tiguan (-12.9%), the Kia Niro (+253.3%), Sportage (+152.4%) and Dacia Duster (+117.9%) all more than double their sales year-on-year.

Previous month: Ireland September 2020: VW ID.3 scores instant win in market up 66.3%

One year ago: Ireland October 2019: Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Kona top market up 29.2%

Full August 2020 Top 32 All-brands and Top 180 All-models below.

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