Cars sales figures for October 2018

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Most Popular Cars in Ireland for October 2018

Car Market Overview for October

The Nationwide Market Overview report for the month of October 2018 shows that of the top ten used cars sold by Independent car dealers in Ireland, the number one best selling car was the Volkswagen Passat.

When it came to Franchise dealers, of the top-ten used cars sold, the number one spot again went to the Hyundai Tucson with the Nissan Qashqai coming in second and the Volkswagen Golf again coming in the third position like September.


As has shown many times before in previous market overview reports, the best-selling cars in the Republic of Ireland from Franchise and Independent dealers are all diesel fuel cars.


Another telling fact of the statistics is that of the quickest selling cars from Independent dealers was the Volkswagen Golf (Petrol) and the quickest selling car from franchised dealers for the month of October was the Renault Clio (Petrol)


Seven out of the top ten cars sold privately in October were also diesels, with eight out of the top ten overall valued cars also being diesels.


Interestingly, the top car valued overall during the month of October 2018 was a Hybrid Toyota Yaris. The Toyota Yaris Hybrid was also the second-highest quickest selling car by Franchise dealers during the same period.

Top 10 Used Cars Sold by Independent Dealers

2015 Diesel Volkswagen Passat

2014 Diesel Nissan Qashqai

2015 Diesel Volkswagen Golf

2014 Diesel BMW 5 Series

2014 Diesel Opel Insignia

2015 Diesel Opel Insignia

2014 Diesel Volkswagen Passat

2015 Diesel Nissan Qashqai

2014 Diesel Ford Focus

2012 Diesel BMW 5 Series

Top 10 Used Cars Sold by Franchise Dealers

2016 Diesel Hyundai Tucson

2015 Diesel Ford Focus

2015 Diesel Hyundai ix35

2016 Diesel Toyota Rav4

2015 Diesel Volkswagen Golf

2015 Diesel Nissan Qashqai

2016 Diesel Ford Focus

2016 Diesel Renault Kadjar

2016 Diesel Volkswagen Golf

2015 Petrol Ford Fiesta

Top 10 Quickest Sellers by Independent dealers

2013 Petrol Volkswagen Golf

2008 Petrol Audi A3

2008 Petrol Toyota Corolla

2005 Petrol BMW 1 Series

2013 Diesel Audi A7

2014 Diesel Hyundai Santa Fe

2015 Petrol Nissan Pulsar

2015 Diesel Opel Astra

2006 Petrol Ford Focus

2013 Diesel Toyota Auris

Top 10 Quickest Sellers by Franchise dealers

2012 Petrol Renault Clio

2013 Hybrid Toyota Auris

2015 Petrol Mitsubishi Outlander

2012 Petrol Audi A1

2014 Petrol Fiat 500

2012 Diesel Mercedes-Benz GLC-CLASS

2007 Petrol Lexus IS250

2016 Petrol Toyota Aygo

2015 Petrol Hyundai ix20

2011 Petrol Fiat 500

Top 10 Used Cars Sold Privately

2008 Diesel BMW 5 Series

2009 Diesel Ford Focus

2011 Diesel BMW 5 Series

2012 Diesel Volkswagen Golf

2008 Diesel Volkswagen Passat

2008 Diesel BMW 3 Series

2006 Petrol Ford Focus

2007 Petrol Volkswagen Golf

2011 Diesel Volkswagen Passat

2007 Petrol Ford Focus

Top 10 Overall Cars Valued

2016 Hybrid Toyota Auris

2012 Petrol Toyota Yaris

2014 Diesel Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

2016 Diesel Volkswagen Golf

2012 Diesel Volvo S80

2015 Diesel Ford Focus

2015 Diesel Nissan Qashqai

2012 Diesel Ford Focus

2015 Diesel Volkswagen Golf

2016 Diesel Ford Focus


Justin Kavanagh
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