Car market for December 2018

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IRL UK Nationwide Market Overview for December 2018

Car sales during December

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

This is a change from the Opel Insignia which held the number 1 spot in November.

When it came to the top ten used cars sold by Franchise dealers for the month of November, the number one spot went this time to the Volkswagen Polo which is a change from November which had in the top spot, the Volkswagen Golf.  

The trend toward sales of diesel cars in Ireland is ongoing despite the global backlash against diesel fuel.

The quickest selling car from Independent dealers in December was the Diesel Diesel Ford S-Max and the quickest selling car among the Franchise Dealers was the Diesel Mercedes-Benz CLC-Class.

The December report reveals that of the top ten cars sold privately, eight out of ten were also diesels.

Top 10 Used Cars Sold by Independent Dealers

2015 Diesel Ford Focus

2015 Diesel Volkswagen Golf

2015 Diesel BMW 5 Series

2015 Diesel Nissan Qashqai

2012 Diesel Ford Focus

2014 Diesel BMW 5 Series

2014 Diesel Volkswagen Passat

2013 Diesel BMW 5 Series

2015 Diesel Ford Mondeo

2014 Diesel Nissan Qashqai

Top 10 Used Cars Sold by Franchise Dealers

2018 Petrol Volkswagen Polo

2018 Diesel KIA Sportage

2016 Diesel Hyundai Tucson

2015 Diesel KIA Sportage

2018 Diesel BMW 5 Series

2015 Diesel Volkswagen Passat

2018 Diesel Volkswagen Tiguan

2018 Petrol Nissan Micra

2016 Diesel BMW 5 Series

2018 Diesel Renault Megane

Top 10 Quickest Sellers for Independent dealers

2014 Diesel Ford S-Max

2004 Petrol Renault Megane

2006 Petrol Renault Clio

2005 Petrol Ford Focus

2006 Petrol Ford Mondeo

2009 Diesel Audi A3

2007 Petrol Peugeot 407

2009 Diesel Mercedes-Benz CLC-Class

2009 Petrol Ford Fiesta

2012 Diesel Peugeot 508

Top 10 Quickest Sellers for Franchise dealers

2011 Diesel Mercedes-Benz CLC-Class

2016 Diesel Renault Scenic

2009 Petrol Ford Fiesta

2018 Diesel Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

2012 Diesel Volvo S40

2015 Petrol Peugeot 208

2016 Diesel SEAT Ibiza

2013 Diesel Ford Fiesta

2008 Diesel Audi A4

2015 Diesel Hyundai Tucson

Top 10 Used Cars Sold Privately

2008 Diesel BMW 5 Series

2008 Diesel BMW 3 Series

2011 Diesel BMW 5 Series

2007 Diesel Volkswagen Passat

2009 Diesel Ford Focus

2010 Diesel Volkswagen Golf

2005 Petrol Ford Focus

2011 Diesel Volkswagen Golf

2008 Diesel Volkswagen Passat

2006 Petrol Ford Focus

Top 10 Overall Cars Valued

2016 Hybrid Toyota Auris

2016 Petrol Volkswagen Golf

2003 Petrol Toyota Avensis

2013 Diesel Ford Focus

2016 Diesel Volkswagen Golf

2011 Diesel Opel Insignia

2014 Diesel BMW 5 Series

2016 Diesel Ford Focus

2016 Diesel Hyundai Tucson

2015 Diesel Volkswagen Passat


Justin Kavanagh
Justin Kavanagh is a recognised leader in automotive intelligence and vehicle data supply to the entire motor industry. He has almost 20 years experience in building systems from the ground up. As the Managing Director of Vehicle Management System, he understands the need and importance of trustworthy and reliable vehicle history and advice to both the trade and the public.
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