New car sales continue the strong upwards trajectory

With 92,601 new car sales registered so far this year the industry is up 27% year on year

(figures to October 31st 2014)
The latest new car sales stats released today show that 2014 sales are outstripping all earlier forecasts. Most commentators in the industry were predicting sales of between 85,000-90,000 units at the start of this year. However with two full months left in 2014 the motor trade has already accounted for almost 93,000 new registrations.
This has been a really positive year for the Motor Trade in Ireland and with continued strong sales we should begin to see the shortage of stock in the used car market begin to ease with used values returning to normal.
Volkswagen, Toyota and Ford retaining the top three respective manufacturer positions for new car registrations, continuing the trend of recent years
The Volkswagen Golf, Nissan Quasqai, Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta respectively retaining the top four model spots, unchanged from 2013 standings (figures year to date to 31st October 2014)

New Car Sales Stats Highlights:

  • The number of new registrations for 2014, year to date, to October 31st are 92,601, up 27% (26.56%) or 19,434 units on the same period in 2013
  • The ytd monthly figures for 2014 compared to 2013 are;
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2014 22,932 12,747 14,290 7,861 6,241 1,705 16,260 4,696 3,871 1,998 92,601
2013 17,279 10,607 11,680 6,112 5,676 1,663 11,620 3,680 3,161 1,689 73,167
+/- Volume 32.72% 20.18% 22.35% 28.62% 9.95% 2.53% 39.93% 27.61% 22.46% 18.29% N/A N/A 26.56%
  • The top three makes remain unchanged since 2012 with Volkswagen, Toyota and Ford leading the manufacturers for new car registrations. The Makes in fourth and fifth spots remain unchanged since 2013 with Hyundai and Nissan respectively
Top "MAKES" by Year - January 1st to 31st October
Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
1 Toyota Ford Ford Toyota Volkswagen Volkswagen Volkswagen
2 Ford Toyota Toyota Volkswagen Toyota Toyota Toyota
3 Volkswagen Volkswagen Volkswagen Ford Ford Ford Ford
4 Opel Nissan Renault Renault Nissan Hyundai Hyundai
5 Nissan Opel Opel Nissan Renault Nissan Nissan
  • The Volkswagen Golf retains the number one position for the second year as the top new car registrations, to October 31st The rest of the top four models remains unchanged for a second year with the Quasqai, Focus and Fiesta retaining the 2nd to fourth position respectively.
Top "MODELS" by Year - January 1st to 31st October
Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
1 Ford Focus Ford Focus Volkswagen Golf Ford Focus Ford Focus Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen Golf
2 Toyota Corolla Toyota Avensis Renault Megane Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen Golf Nissan Quasqai Nissan Quasqai
3 Ford Mondeo Ford Fiesta Ford Focus Toyota Avensis Nissan Quasqai Ford Focus Ford Focus
4 Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen Golf Ford Fiesta Volkswagen Passat Toyota Avensis Ford Fiesta Ford Fiesta
5 Toyota Avensis Nissan Quasqai Nissan Quasqai Renault Fluence Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Passat Toyota Corolla
  • The number of new car registrations are up by 27% or 19,434 units over YTD 2013 figures. The 2014 figures, at 92,601 units, are the higher than each of the last five years, with only the “boom year” of 2008 exceeding the 2014 figures
Total new registrations by Year to October 31st
Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total ytd                142,199                  50,005                  85,008                      88,014                      77,942                      73,167                  92,601