Car market overview for April 2019

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Market Overview Flag April 2019

Most popular cars in April 2019

The Nationwide Market Overview report for April 2019 shows that of the top ten used cars sold by Independent dealers in Ireland, the number one best selling car was once again the Volkswagen Passat.

In the March 2019 marketing report, the number one spot was held by the Ford Focus but this month the Focus holds both the 9th and 10th place.

The number one spot was held by the Opel Insignia back in the month of February, so we can see a variation on the top spot for Independents.

When it came to the top-ten used cars sold by Franchise dealers for the month of March, the number one spot, once again, is the Hyundai Tucson. This vehicle continues to be the most popular vehicle in Ireland.

Despite the current global trend away from diesel fuel, every top-ten car sold by both independent dealers and franchise dealers in the month of April 2019 were diesel.

The quickest selling car from Independent dealers in April was the petrol Citroen C4 Cactu and the quickest selling vehicle from franchise dealers was the petrol Opel Corsa.

The April report reveals that of the top ten cars sold privately, the Ford Focus came in at first (2005) and second place (2006) revealing once again the popularity of this car in Ireland.

It would seem that the most popular cars in the private market place in April were Golfs, Focus's, Astra’s and BMW’s.

Of the top-ten cars valued during the month, the number one was the Toyota Auris Hybrid with the Volkswagen Golf taking the 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 8th places.

Top 10 Used Cars Sold by Independent Dealers

  1. 2015 Diesel Volkswagen Passat
  2. 2016 Diesel BMW 5 Series
  3. 2015 Diesel Nissan Qashqai
  4. 2012 Diesel Ford Focus
  5. 2015 Diesel Audi A6
  6. 2016 Diesel Nissan Qashqai
  7. 2011 Diesel Ford Focus
  8. 2014 Diesel Volkswagen Passat
  9. 2014 Diesel Ford Focus
  10. 2015 Diesel Ford Focus

Top 10 Used Cars Sold by Franchise Dealers

  1. 2016 Diesel Hyundai Tucson
  2. 2016 Diesel Skoda Octavia
  3. 2016 Diesel Volkswagen Passat
  4. 2016 Diesel Ford Focus
  5. 2017 Diesel Hyundai Tucson
  6. 2016 Diesel Volkswagen Golf
  7. 2016 Diesel Nissan Qashqai
  8. 2016 Diesel Renault Kadjar
  9. 2017 Diesel Renault Megane
  10. 2017 Diesel KIA Sportage

Top 10 Quickest Sellers by Independent Dealers

  1. 2016 Petrol Citroen C4 Cactus
  2. 2002 Petrol Hyundai Coupe
  3. 2007 Petrol Hyundai Tucson
  4. 2002 Petrol Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  5. 2007 Diesel Volkswagen Jetta
  6. 2013 Diesel Audi A7
  7. 2009 Petrol Nissan Tiida
  8. 2003 Diesel Renault Trafic
  9. 2010 Diesel Opel Corsa
  10. 2011 Petrol Toyota Avensis

Top 10 Quickest Sellers (Franchise dealers)

  1. 2007 Petrol Opel Corsa
  2. 2015 Petrol BMW 4 Series
  3. 2008 Hybrid Lexus RX400h
  4. 2016 Petrol Hyundai ix20
  5. 2011 Diesel Volkswagen Tiguan
  6. 2014 Petrol Opel Astra
  7. 2016 Diesel Jeep Renegade
  8. 2018 Diesel Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  9. 2018 Petrol BMW X1
  10. 2012 Petrol Fiat 500

Top 10 Used Cars Sold Privately

  1. 2005 Petrol Ford Focus
  2. 2006 Petrol Ford Focus
  3. 2006 Petrol Volkswagen Golf
  4. 2007 Petrol Opel Astra
  5. 2007 Petrol Volkswagen Golf
  6. 2007 Petrol Ford Focus
  7. 2005 Petrol Volkswagen Golf
  8. 2008 Petrol Opel Astra
  9. 2006 Petrol Opel Astra
  10. 2007 Petrol BMW 3 Series

Top 10 Overall Cars Valued

  1. 2016 Hybrid Toyota Auris
  2. 2016 Petrol Volkswagen Golf
  3. 2016 Diesel Volkswagen Golf
  4. 2016 Diesel Hyundai Tucson
  5. 2015 Diesel Volkswagen Golf
  6. 2016 Diesel Nissan Qashqai
  7. 2016 Diesel KIA Sportage
  8. 2014 Diesel Volkswagen Golf
  9. 2016 Diesel Ford Focus
  10. 2015 Diesel Nissan Qashqai


Justin Kavanagh
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