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Irish Auto Market

From Gasgoo.com| April 03,2007

Irish new car sales in 2006 grew by 4.1% for a total of 178,826 units, a rise of 7,904 cars, compared to 2005. Toyota gained top 1 in the sales volume list, Ford and Volkswagen found their places of number two and three respectively. Despite environmental concerns and higher petrol prices, sales of gas-guzzling SUVs were up by a thumping 21%. Diesel models accounted for most of the market growth.

Marque

Sales Volume

Market Share

Toyota

25,538

14.28

Ford

20,223

11.3

VW

20,150

11.3

Nissan

13,660

7.6

Opel

13.660

7.6

Renault

9,031

5

Peugeot

7,738

4.3

Hyundai

7.088

4

Mercedes-Benz

6,016

3.4

Skoda

5,385

3

      Sales Volume of  Main Players in Irland

The total number of licensed vehicles now stands at 2,138,700.incluinge 1,662,200 private cars, 286,500 goods vehicles, 66,700 agricultural tractors and 34,300 motor cycles. 219,300 new vehicles were licensed in 2005,which represents an increase of 23,800 (12.2%) on the 2004 figure, however down one third on the level experienced in the year 2000. It is expected that continued low consumer confidence will keep new car registrations at the same level next year.

Irish Auto Market

New Car price Rising faster than EU prices, the average price of a new car in Ireland increased by 1.9 per cent during the 12 months to September 2006, according to the Roadtodata Euro Index. By comparison, average new car prices across Europe as a whole increased by 0.9 per cent over the same period. New car prices in Ireland, after tax, are now 29 per cent higher than the average price of new cars in the euro currency zone.

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