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Ireland Full Year 2020: Toyota Corolla repeats at #1, VW ID.3 wins two months in market down -24.6%

The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling vehicle in Ireland again in 2020.

The Irish new car market is down -24.6% year-on-year in 2020 to 88.324 units, even though the last four months were in positive: September was up 65.3%, October up 5.4%, November up 20% and December up 168.3% albeit still on very low numbers for the last two months of the year. Volkswagen (-20.9%) remains the best-selling carmaker in the country and improves its share from 11.5% to 12.1%, while Toyota (+17.3%) is catching up from 10.4% to 11.3% and Hyundai (-26%) stays third at 9.3%. Skoda (-20.2%) overtakes Ford (-29.5%) to take the 4th spot, with Kia (-18.3%) up two ranks to #6 and Peugeot (-17.2%) up one to #8. Tesla (+188.9%), Porsche (+64.2%) and Ssangyong (+19.1%) are the only gainers in the entire market in 2020.

The VW ID.3 was #1 in both September and October.

In the models ranking, the Toyota Corolla (-14.8%) repeats at #1 and improves to 4.2% share, distancing once again the Hyundai Tucson (-15.7%). The VW Tiguan (-7%) edges up one spot to land on the podium at #3 while the Ford Focus (-9.5%) is up four to #4, the Hyundai Kona (-21%) up two to #5 and the Toyota C-HR (-17%) up three to #7. The Nissan Qashqai (-48.5%), Skoda Octavia (-36.1%) and VW Golf (-29.1%) are the hardest hit in the Top 10. The Ford Puma (#35) is the most successful 2020 launch but all eyes are on the VW ID.3 which (#73) was #1 for its first two months in market in September and October, the last truly significant months of the year in Ireland. The ID.3 could therefore be a potential contender for the title of best-selling vehicle in Ireland in 2021.

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

Previous year: Ireland 2019: Toyota Corolla grabs first win in 15 years in third straight market decline

Two years ago: Ireland 2018: Hyundai Tucson snaps last minute third crown in a row

Full Year 2020 Top 35 All-brands and Top 285 All-models vs. Full Year 2018 figures below.

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