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Ireland Full Year 2008: Focus, Corolla & Mondeo dominate

The Irish car market struggles in 2008, down 19% at 149,855 registrations. The Ford Focus conserves its pole position, but with 7,156 sales (4.8% share) it falls more than the market at -29%. The Toyota Corolla gains one spot at #2 with 6,791 sales (4.5%).

Very impressive jump for the Ford Mondeo, up 83% and going from #13 to #3 with 6,737 sales (4.5%). The VW Golf is stable at #4, followed by the Toyota Avensis and Opel Astra. Excellent performances of the Nissan Qashqai at #8 (+ 8 spots), the Nissan Tiida at #13 (+25 spots) and the Renault Laguna at #18 (+83 spots!).

Full Top 30 Ranking Table below.

Ireland Full Year 2008:

Pos Model 2008 % 08/07 2007 % Pos
1 Ford Focus 7,156 4.8% -29% 10,101 5.5% 1
2 Toyota Corolla 6,791 4.5% -15% 7,963 4.3% 3
3 Ford Mondeo 6,737 4.5% 83% 3,689 2.0% 13
4 VW Golf 6,474 4.3% -17% 7,844 4.2% 4
5 Toyota Avensis 5,038 3.4% -38% 8,068 4.4% 2
6 Opel Astra 5,000 3.3% -19% 6,145 3.3% 6
7 VW Passat 4,733 3.2% -34% 7,162 3.9% 5
8 Nissan Qashqai 4,274 2.9% 58% 2,706 1.5% 16
9 Toyota Auris 3,877 2.6% -8% 4,200 2.3% 10
10 Opel Corsa 3,854 2.6% -22% 4,926 2.7% 8
11 Toyota Yaris 3,687 2.5% -26% 5,001 2.7% 7
12 Skoda Octavia 3,176 2.1% -31% 4,574 2.5% 9
13 Nissan Tiida 2,621 1.7% 86% 1,408 0.8% 38
14 BMW 3 Series 2,530 1.7% -27% 3,460 1.9% 14
15 Ford Fiesta 2,455 1.6% -36% 3,855 2.1% 11
16 Audi A4 2,366 1.6% 20% 1,969 1.1% 28
17 Peugeot 207 2,359 1.6% -37% 3,716 2.0% 12
18 Renault Laguna 2,039 1.4% 537% 320 0.2% 101
19 Nissan Micra 1,906 1.3% -20% 2,389 1.3% 19
20 VW Polo 1,886 1.3% -25% 2,501 1.4% 17
21 BMW 5-Series 1,864 1.2% -12% 2,120 1.1% 23
22 Honda Civic 1,811 1.2% -18% 2,219 1.2% 21
23 Kia Cee’d 1,758 1.2% 98% 889 0.5% 57
24 Mercedes C Class 1,732 1.2% 35% 1,281 0.7% 41
25 Opel Zafira 1,684 1.1% -30% 2,391 1.3% 18
26 Mazda3 1,655 1.1% -5% 1,746 0.9% 31
27 Hyundai i30 1,536 1.0% new 52 0.0% 180
28 Mazda6 1,500 1.0% 11% 1,351 0.7% 40
29 Hyundai Santa Fe 1,456 1.0% -37% 2,307 1.2% 20
30 VW Jetta 1,428 1.0% -31% 2,063 1.1% 24

Source: SIMI

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