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Ireland October 2010: Fluence #1!

The Irish market follows a very particular pattern every year: it starts with all guns blazing in January (16,617 sales in 2010) and progressively dies away throughout the year (only 500 sales in Dec 09). Even if October 2010 is at +191% vs. Oct 09 it only totals 3,546 sales. Over 10 months, the market is up 63% vs. 2009 at 88,598 sales.

In this context, after a 1-2 in September (Megane/Clio), Renault scores an amazing 1-2-3 this month with the Fluence at 9.6%, the Megane at 8.3% and the Clio at 8.1%!

In the year-to-date rankings, the VW Golf edges to #1 thanks to a very weak month from the Ford Focus, and the Renault Megane grabs the 2nd spot at 3,879 sales, just one sale above the Focus. Three more cars are above 4% market share: the Ford Fiesta, the Toyota Avensis and the Nissan Qashqai.

Amazingly #1 in October, the Renault Fluence is still only 21st in the year-to-date ranking because its great performance occurred in a very weak month.

2010 year-to-date Top15 ranking below.

Pos Model 10m 2010 pdm Oct pdm Pos
1 VW Golf 3,963 4.5% 216 6.1% 4
2 Renault Megane 3,879 4.4% 294 8.3% 2
3 Ford Focus 3,878 4.4% 100 2.8% 7
4 Ford Fiesta 3,682 4.2% 67 1.9% 11
5 Toyota Avensis 3,615 4.1% 108 3.0% 6
6 Nissan Qashqai 3,513 4.0% 66 1.9% 12
7 Renault Clio 3,341 3.8% 288 8.1% 3
8 Toyota Yaris 2,583 2.9% 119 3.4% 5
9 Skoda Octavia 2,528 2.9% 77 2.2% 9
10 VW Polo 2,462 2.8% 60 1.7% 15
11 Toyota Corolla 2,228 2.5% 64 1.8% 13
12 Opel Astra 2,217 2.5% 38 1.1% 27
13 Opel Insignia 2,157 2.4% 74 2.1% 10
14 VW Passat 2,064 2.3% 57 1.6% 17
15 Ford Mondeo 1,639 1.8% 47 1.3% 21
21 Renault Fluence 1,260 1.4% 341 9.6% 1

Source: www.motorcheck.ie

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