As Ireland celebrates the new 132 plate, Volkswagen is celebrating being the top-selling brand of the 131 plate, with the new Volkswagen Golf also the top-selling car.
According to figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry, Volkswagen claimed 12.64 per cent market share for the 131 plate with 6,730 units, ahead of Toyota in second place and Ford in third place.
The Volkswagen Golf was also the top-selling model of the 131 plate, with 2,623 units or 4.93 per cent market share, ahead of the Nissan Qashqai and Ford Focus.
Commenting on the figures, Volkswagen Ireland’s head of marketing Paul O’Sullivan said: “We are delighted with the results for the 131 plate and we would like to thank our customers for helping us maintain our number one position. For the first time, we now move on to a new ‘year’ with the 132 plate. Hopefully we can achieve similar success again with our strong product line up and finance offers. Plus, with new variants of the Golf such as the GTI and GTD just hitting forecourts, we are quietly confident of a good 132.”