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Ireland February 2022: Hyundai scores first win in 3 years, Ioniq 5 up to #5, market down -12.5%

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is up to 5th place in Ireland in February. Picture

New car sales in Ireland drop -12.5% year-on-year in February to 11,990 units, leading to a year-to-date volume off -4.7% to 37,013. Hyundai (+21.6%) defies the market slump to sign its first monthly win in over three years: since January 2019. It holds 14.3% share and distances the traditional #1 Toyota (-5.9%) at 13.9% of the market. Kia (+39.4%) is up two spots on January to land on the third step of the podium. Both Skoda (-19.8%) and Volkswagen (-42.7%) suffer and lose more ground than the market, as does Peugeot (-14.9%) below. Audi (-4.4%) and Nissan (-8.9%) resist but Mercedes (-22.4%) struggles in the remainder of the Top 10. Below, Fiat (+170%), Citroen (+147.1%), Suzuki (+111.8%), Cupra (+106.3%), MG (+63.2%), Mini (+31.3%), Tesla (+19.4%) and Volvo (+7.6%) shine with upticks.

Model-wise, the Hyundai Tucson (+6.9%) cements its domination with 6.8% share, while its cousin the Kia Sportage (+90.7%) almost doubles its sales year-on-year thanks to the new generation and is up 16 spots on January to #2. The Toyota Corolla (-7.6%) slides one rank to #3 ahead of the Skoda Octavia (-14.8%). The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is up 9 spots on last month to break into the Top 5 for the first time at #5. The other two gainers in the Top 10 are the Skoda Kodiaq (+16.4%) and Hyundai Kona (+56.9%). Among recent launches, below the Ioniq 5 we find the Renault Arkana (#14), VW ID.4 (#16), Toyota Yaris Cross (#17) and Kia EV6 (#21).

Previous month: Ireland January 2022: Hyundai Tucson leads, 4 Toyotas in Top 5 in stable market (-0.5%)

One year ago: Ireland February 2021: Toyota, Hyundai Tucson repeat at #1 in market back up 4.9%

Full February 2022 Top 33 All-brands and Top 200 All-models below.

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