Ireland 2017. Auto market down 10%

Irish cars market Renault-Megane-2016

Irish cars market fell down 10.4% in the 2017 with consumer confidence hit by EC focus on reducing the fiscal impact of internet company based in the country and government is negotiating for BREXIT effects. While losing 10% Volkswagen was market leader.

Ireland experienced several tumultuous weeks ahead of crucial Brexit negotiations in the first half of December. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar’s minority government narrowly avoided a collapse after the deputy prime minister resigned on 28 November, averting a no-confidence vote in parliament that would have likely triggered snap elections before the end of the year. The minister’s decision to step down was aimed at upholding a stable government with a firm stance on contentious Brexit issues, just as talks were entering a decisive stage.

The Automotive industry has scored a strong recovery since the 2014, both in car and light commercial segments, ending the 2016 at best level out of the last 8 years. However, in the 2017 the market fell down again losing 10.4% with 131.336 car sold.

  Sales 2012 Sales 2013 Sales 2014 Sales 2015 Sales 2016 Sales 2017 Sales 2018 e
Car 79.574 74.395 96.282 125.161 146.602 131.336 124.901
LCV 10.798 11.007 16.639 23.689 23.085 24.147 23.028
Total 90.372 85.402 112.921 148.850 169.687 155.483 147.929

  2012 Var 2013 Var 2014 Var 2015 Var 2016 Var 2017 Var 2018 var e
Car -11,7% -6,5% 29,4% 29,8% 17,3% -10,4% -4,9%
LCV -4,4% 1,9% 51,0% 38,9% 0,0% 4,9% -4,9%
Total -10,9% -5,5% 32,2% 31,1% 14,6% -8,3% -4,9%

At brand-wise, the market leader was Volkswagen selling 13.830 cars (-10.3%) ahead of Toyota with 12.684 (-18.3%), Ford with 12.243 (-16.2%) and Hyundai with 11.917 (-22.8%).

To see the data of the top 100 models, please refer to the report we dedicated.

Rank 2017 Ran Dec Brand Sales 2017 Sales Dec Variation 2017 Variation Dec Share 2017 Share Dec
1 1 Volkswagen 13.830 77 -10,3% 413,3% 10,5% 33,8%
2 4 Toyota 12.684 14 -18,3% -94,3% 9,7% 6,1%
3 2 Ford 12.243 32 -16,2% 128,6% 9,3% 14,0%
4 3 Hyundai 11.917 15 -22,8% 114,3% 9,1% 6,6%
5 10 Nissan 10.348 4 -12,9% 7,9% 1,8%
6 5 Skoda 9.030 12 -4,4% 6,9% 5,3%
7 11 Renault 8.328 3 -0,6% 6,3% 1,3%
8 8 Kia 7.132 6 6,3% 200,0% 5,4% 2,6%
9 10 Opel 6.526 4 -17,3% -33,3% 5,0% 1,8%
10 9 Audi 5.544 5 -8,6% 4,2% 2,2%
11 10 Mercedes 4.838 4 27,6% 33,3% 3,7% 1,8%
12 10 BMW 4.652 4 -15,6% 300,0% 3,5% 1,8%
13 9 Peugeot 3.892 5 -5,4% -91,2% 3,0% 2,2%
14 13 Dacia 3.641 1 -17,0% -50,0% 2,8% 0,4%
15 7 Seat 3.301 7 18,3% 2,5% 3,1%
16 10 Mazda 2.678 4 -11,1% 2,0% 1,8%
17 9 Volvo 1.809 5 -9,4% 66,7% 1,4% 2,2%
18 13 Honda 1.356 1 -14,7% -66,7% 1,0% 0,4%
19 13 Suzuki 1.341 1 6,2% -50,0% 1,0% 0,4%
20 Citroen 1.291 -8,3% 1,0% 0,0%
21 10 Land Rover 1.218 4 4,4% 300,0% 0,9% 1,8%
22 11 Fiat 761 3 6,1% -50,0% 0,6% 1,3%
23 13 Mitsubishi 661 1 -29,8% 0,5% 0,4%
24 13 Jaguar 656 1 17,8% 0,5% 0,4%
25 6 Mini 624 9 -19,4% 125,0% 0,5% 3,9%
26 13 Lexus 443 1 -25,2% 0,3% 0,4%
27 Subaru 169 -6,1% 0,1% 0,0%
28 SsangYong 103 -52,5% 0,1% 0,0%
29 12 Alfa Romeo 99 2 130,2% 0,1% 0,9%
30 Porsche 79 12,9% 0,1% 0,0%
31 12 Jeep 56 2 -43,4% 0,0% 0,9%
32 13 Tesla 51 1 628,6% 0,0% 0,4%
33 DS 35 169,2% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank 2017 Ran Dec Group Sales 2017 Sales Dec Variation 2017 Variation Dec Share 2017 Share Dec
1 1 Volkswagen Group 31.784 101 -5,9% 573,3% 24,2% 44,3%
2 6 Renault Nissan Alliance 22.978 9 -10,2% 50,0% 17,5% 3,9%
3 3 Hyundai-Kia 19.049 21 -14,0% 133,3% 14,5% 9,2%
4 4 Toyota M.C. 13.127 15 -18,6% -93,9% 10,0% 6,6%
5 2 Ford M.C. 12.243 32 -16,2% 128,6% 9,3% 14,0%
6 6 P.S.A. 11.744 9 -12,5% -85,7% 8,9% 3,9%
7 5 BMW 5.276 13 -16,1% 160,0% 4,0% 5,7%
8 9 Mercedes Benz 4.838 4 27,6% 33,3% 3,7% 1,8%
9 9 Mazda 2.678 4 -11,1% 0,0% 2,0% 1,8%
10 8 Tata 1.874 5 8,7% 400,0% 1,4% 2,2%

Rank 2017 Rank Dec Model Sales 2017 Sales Dec Variation 2017
1 11 Hyundai Tucson 4.893 -34,1%
2 11 Volkswagen Golf 4.321 -16,0%
3 4 Nissan Qashqai 4.196 12 -8,6%
4 3 Skoda Octavia 3.980 13 -14,6%
5 11 Ford Focus 3.850 -20,4%
6 11 Ford Fiesta 3.217 -15,9%
7 7 Kia Sportage 3.066 4 6,8%
8 10 Toyota Yaris 2.881 1 -22,7%
9 11 Toyota Corolla 2.790 -25,6%
10 7 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.480 4 52,0%
11 8 Volkswagen Passat 2.319 3 -35,1%
12 7 Renault Mégane 2.300 4 241,8%
13 2 Volkswagen Polo 2.037 16 -11,2%
14 11 Opel Astra 2.033 -19,9%
15 11 Toyota C-HR 1.965 758,1%
16 6 Toyota Auris 1.885 5 -34,0%
17 11 Renault Captur 1.836 -6,4%
18 11 Dacia Duster 1.746 -16,5%
18 6 Skoda Superb 1.746 5 -5,6%
19 10 Renault Clio 1.736 1 -8,8%
20 11 BMW 5 Series 1.717 8,5%
21 9 Nissan Micra 1.670 2 29,2%
22 9 Opel Corsa 1.647 2 -13,1%
23 11 Hyundai i30 1.646 -20,8%
24 9 Ford Kuga 1.641 2 -25,6%
25 11 Renault Kadjar 1.628 -35,6%
26 10 Mercedes E Class 1.600 1 63,6%
27 9 Dacia Sandero 1.561 2 -19,9%
28 11 Hyundai i20 1.510 -15,5%
29 9 Skoda Fabia 1.487 2 -4,1%

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