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As is the tradition in Ireland, as we approach the end of the year the new car market slows down to an almost stop, awaiting the new license plates and model year in January. Sales are down 12% year-on-year in October to 2.245 units, but the year-to-date tally is still comfortably up 18% year-on-year to 145.435 units. Volkswagen follows the market at -12% to 12.2% share while Audi surges 62% to a fantastic 10.3% share, distancing Skoda (-3%), BMW (-37%) and Opel (-23%). Year-to-date, the market leader is still Hyundai (15.410) but with a paltry 9th place in October, its lead over Volkswagen (15.322) and Toyota (15.162) has reduced drastically. Models analysis will follow shortly.
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Full October 2016 Top 32 All-brands and Top 188 All-models below.