Car sales in Ireland fell 4.3% in August to 3,098 units as the country’s economic crisis continued to batter the new-vehicle market. Volkswagen, with the two best-selling models, the Golf (141 units) and Polo (124), led the market for the month with 487 units. Toyota followed with 388 units, ahead of Hyundai, gaining 28.3% to 263 and passing Ford, falling 16.9% to 261. The result left Irish year-to-date sales at 74,148 units, a 12.1% drop from year-ago. Toyota led 8-month ...

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