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After a 4.9% drop in January, new car sales in Ireland stabilise in February at -0.01% or just two units below the February 2017 result at 17.081. The brands ranking is completely reshuffled with Volkswagen (+5%) taking the lead with a strong 10.6% share, distancing Ford (+34%), Nissan (-14%), Hyundai (+4%) and Skoda (+7%) while Toyota, leader in January, is down 21% to a paltry 6th position. The Japanese carmaker however retains the YTD lead at 10.6% share above Hyundai and Volkswagen both at 10%. Dacia is up a flamboyant 113% year-on-year to crack the Irish Top 10 at #10, Peugeot is up 104% to #12, Honda up 50% to #18 and Mini up 125% to #22. Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia snaps the lead this month but ranks 5th YTD while the performance of the month is delivered by the Dacia Duster up 149% year-on-year and 25 spots on last month to land at a stunning 2nd place overall, ahead of the Nissan Qashqai (-16%), VW Golf (+12%) and Hyundai Tucson (-12%), still #1 YTD. The Ford Focus (+66%), Nissan Micra (+54%) and Ford Fiesta (+56%) also impress while the Hyundai Kona tops all recent launches (<12 months) at a record #14, followed by the VW T-Roc (#38), Skoda Karoq (#39), Kia Stonic (#43) and Skoda Kodiaq (#44).
Previous month: Ireland January 2018: Peugeot soars 70% in market down 4.9%
Full February 2018 Top 33 All-brands and Top 235 All-models below.