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Audi still top of class

CAR group Audi has retained its position as the country's most popular premium brand for the fourth year.

Sales rang in at 3,647 units for 2012. Sales have jumped by 7.1pc in the last year, giving Audi a 4.6pc market share.

Despite the car market being down over 10pc in 2012, this market share is the highest it has enjoyed in Ireland.