The Toyota Yaris Cross hits its highest ranking in the world so far in Ireland.
After dropping -22% in September, Irish new car sales go against the general European trend and return into positive territory in October at +16.8% to 2.681 units. The year-to-date tally is now up 19.1% at 103.433 registrations. Volkswagen (+5.2%) celebrates three consecutive months in pole position but remains #2 year-to-date below Toyota (+84.1%). Skoda (+6.4%) advances three spots on September to land in 2nd place overall while Peugeot (+18.9%) and Mercedes (+169.2%) are both up eight ranks to #4 and #5 respectively. BMW (+33.3%) and Ford (+31.5%) also outpace the market in the remainder of the Top 10 while newcomer MG is up 12 spots to #11 overall vs. #24 year-to-date.
Model-wise, the Peugeot 2008 (+170.6%) adds to its win in France, Spain and Portugal with a first ever top spot in Ireland whereas it ranks #25 year-to-date. It distances the 2021 leader, the Hyundai Tucson (-2.2%) by just 3 sales. The VW ID.4 is up 12 spots on last month to climb on the third step of the podium with 3% of the market vs. 1.4% so far this year. New for the month, the Toyota Yaris Cross lands directly in 4th place with 2.6% share. The VW Golf (+29.2%) and ID.3 (-35.1%) follow while the Ford Kuga (+252.9%) is up spectacularly year-on-year at #7. Another recent launch shines: the MG5 is up a whopping 108 ranks on September to #8 ahead of the Kia Sportage (+1.9%) and Skoda Kodiaq (-18.8%). Among other recent launches, the Skoda Enyaq (#20), MG ZS (#23), Opel Mokka (#29) and Renault Arkana (#30) stand out.
Full October 2021 Top 35 All-brands and Top 175 All-models below.