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Ireland Full Year 2021: Hyundai Tucson reclaims top spot, Toyota topples VW in market up 18.5%

The Hyundai Tucson is the best-selling vehicle in Ireland for the 4th time in the past 6 years.

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The Irish new car market is up a fantastic 18.5% year-on-year in 2021 to 104,669 units, with only January (-18%), September (-21.2%) and December (-82.4%) down, in contrast with most of Europe. This year Toyota (+29.7%) outpaces the market to snatch the brands pole position off Volkswagen (+17.9%) at 12.4% share vs. 12%. Hyundai (+31.2%) is also strong but remains in third place, ahead of Skoda (+21.6%), Ford (+9.3%) and Kia (+25.8%) all camping on their 2020 ranking from #4 to #6. Peugeot (+17.3%) overtakes Nissan (-7.8%) to 7th place while BMW (+42.4%) posts the largest gain in the Top 10 and climbs three spots to #9. Further down, MG (+1732%) ends up its first fill year in market at #24, Cupra (+9000%) at #28 while Porsche (+60.9%), Opel (+43.6%) and Suzuki (+38.6%) shine further down.

Model-wise, the Hyundai Tucson (+69.4%) is lifted by the new generation to claim a 4th win in the past 6 years, dislodging the Toyota Corolla (+15.1%) down to 4.1% share. The Toyota Yaris (+41%) also benefits from a new generation and surges seven spots on last year to end on the third step of the podium. The VW Tiguan (-10.4%) is knocked down to #4 ahead of two Toyotas: the C-HR (+24%) up two ranks to #5 and the RAV4 (+77.2%) up 9 to #6. The Skoda Octavia (+24.9%) also outpaces the market to #7 but no other Top 10 nameplate does it, with the Kia Sportage (+17.8%) faring best. The VW ID.4 (#19) is the best-selling 2021 launch, well above the Renault Arkana (#95) and Skoda Enyaq (#100).

Previous month: Ireland November 2021: Toyota monopolises podium in market up 23.1%

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

Two years ago: Ireland 2019: Toyota Corolla grabs first win in 15 years in third straight market decline

Full Year 2021 Top 40 All-brands and Top 280 All-models vs. Full Year 2020 figures below.

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