The Irish new-car market ends a dismal year with December results down 14.8% to just 316 units. Society of the Irish Motor Industry data indicates full-year sales fell 10.4% to 79,498 units. This after 2011 deliveries dropped 11.6%. The market showed only four monthly year-on-year gains from the already low 2011 results. Diesel-powered passenger vehicles claimed a remarkable 74.2% of industry sales. Toyota was the market leader in December, delivering 88 units, ahead of Ford with ...

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