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Ireland August 2021: Toyota (+75.8%), BMW (+137.1%), Opel (+141.7%) shine, Hyundai Tucson #1 in market up 24.9%

The Hyundai Tucson remains the best-selling vehicle in Ireland.

New car sales in Ireland gain 24.9% year-on-year in August, exactly the same growth rate as July, to 6.007 units, leading to a year-to-date tall up 22.1% to 96.298. Volkswagen (+16.8%) is up two spots on July to snap the brands pole position with 12.3% share, in line with its YTD level. Kia (+49.7%) is up three ranks to #2 and 11.8%, almost double its YTD level of 6.4% while Toyota (+75.8%) performs even better year-on-year but drops from #1 in July to #3 and can only muster a 9% share vs. 12.6% so far in 2021. Hyundai (+18.9%) and Skoda (+4.6%) lose share year-on-year and round out the Top 5. Below, Opel (+141.7%), BMW (+137.1%), Suzuki (+55.3%) and Seat (+42.1%) all beat the market.

Over in the models ranking, the Hyundai Tucson (+102.2%) remains unbeatable and cements its year-to-date lead above the Toyota Corolla (+90.2%) also in excellent shape. The Kia Sportage (+11%) is up 11 spots on last month to land on the third step of the podium, distancing the Kia Niro (+18.4%) up 23 ranks and the VW ID.3 up 19. The Toyota C-HR (+103%), Ford Puma (+83.3%) and Nissan Qashqai (+57%) also vastly outpace the market in the remainder of the Top 10. Among recent launches, below the ID.3 at #5 the Renault Arkana lands directly at #13m the VW ID.4 is up 6 spots to #15 and the Audi Q4 is up 95 to #28.

Previous month: Ireland July 2021: Hyundai Tucson triumphs in market up 25%

One year ago: Ireland August 2020: Kia shows off, Hyundai Kona roars to first win in improving market (-4.2%)

Full August 2021 Top 40 All-brands and Top 205 All-models below.

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