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Ireland June 2021: VW Polo and Tesla Model 3 top market up 174.7%

The VW Polo is the best-selling vehicle in Ireland in June.

New car sales in Ireland shoot up 174.7% year-on-year in June to 2.764 units, logically the weakest month of the year so far as car buyers wait for the July licence plate change to register their car. The year-to-date tally is now up 20.7% to 63.861. Volkswagen (+169.7%) almost matches the market growth rate and holds a mammoth 23.8% share, nearly double its year-to-date level of 12.1%. Toyota (+345.5%) ranks 2nd at 10.6% vs. 12.7% so far this year. Tesla (+2728.6%) is up 28-fold on June 2020 and 19 spots on May to land in third place overall with a splendid 7.2% share, distancing Kia (+515.6%) and BMW (+497%) also in outstanding shape. No other Top 10 brand manages to beat the market, with Audi (+48%) and Peugeot (+96.4%) faring the worst. Further down, notice Mini (+525%), Volvo (+345%) and Honda (+225%) all posting strong gains.

Model-wise, like a year ago the VW Polo is the best-seller for the month, this time with 7.5% share vs. just 1.6% so far in 2021. Just 9 units below, the Tesla Model 3 is up 32 ranks on May to land at an excellent 2nd place with 7.2% share, while the VW Tiguan (+173%) rounds out the podium at a much more modest 3.7% share, accessing the 4th spot year-to-date as a result. Leader last month, the Toyota Corolla (+395%) is down to #4 ahead of the YTD leader, the Hyundai Tucson (+242.9%) at #5. All remaining Top 10 models outpace the market: the Kia Sportage (+600%) is the most dynamic above the Toyota RAV4 (+471.4%), Yaris (+466.7%), VW T-Cross (+387.5%) and T-Roc (+294.7%). The VW ID.4 leads recent launches at #15 ahead of the VW ID.3 (#18) and Skoda Enyaq (#58).

Previous month: Ireland May 2021: Toyota places Corolla, Yaris and RAV4 in Top 4, sales down -6.1% on two years ago

One year ago: Ireland June 2020: Volkswagen monopolises podium in market down -28.4%

Full June 2021 Top 35 All-brands and Top 160 All-models below.

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