The Renault Arkana ranks inside the Irish Top 10 in September.
In September, the Irish new car market endures its first year-on-year decline since January at -22% to 4.409 registrations, suffering from a high year-ago comparison base when the market was up 66.3% and leading to a year-to-date tally up 19% to 100.618. At the top of the brands ranking, Volkswagen (-32.7%) and Toyota (-33.9%) both fall even faster than the market and hold 11.2% and 10.1% share respectively. In complete contrast, Hyundai surges 50.9% year-on-year but fails to match its year-to-date share level at 9.5% vs. 10.5%. Ford (-47.6%) implodes year-on-year but holds a solid 8.1% share. In the remainder of the Top 10, BMW (+12.1%) is up, Tesla (-5.7%), Nissan (-8.1%) and Skoda (-12.3%) resist while Audi (-46.1%) and Kia (-23.6%) struggle. Further down, Land Rover (+202.3%) triples its volume year-on-year.
Over in the models ranking, the Hyundai Tucson (+101.7%) once again tops the charts with a strong 5.4% share, distancing the Tesla Model 3 (+2.5%) up 151 spots on August to #2. The Toyota Corolla (-35%) is down one rank to #3, the Toyota C-HR (-15%) up two to #4, the Ford Puma (-6.4%) up three to #5 and the VW Tiguan (-14.7%) up 14 to #6. The VW Golf (+13%) and Nissan Qashqai (+7.4%) post the two additional year-on-year gains in the Top 10. We welcome a new entrant inside the Irish Top 10 this month: the Renault Arkana slips into 9th place with 2.5% share and is the most popular recent launch (<12 months) in the country ahead of the VW ID.4 (#15), BMW iX3 (#24) and Audi Q4 (#35).
Full September 2021 Top 35 All-brands and Top XXX All-models below.