2016*
Car sales in Ireland
*Jan-Nov
TOTAL NEW CAR SALES
146,175
+17%
TOP 3 CAR BRANDS
1
HYUNDAI
15,435 cars sold
2
VOLKSWAGEN
15,397 cars sold
3
TOYOTA
15,272 cars sold
TOP 3 CAR MODELS
1
HYUNDAI TUCSON
7,422 sold .
2
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF
5,009 sold
3
FORD FOCUS
4,834 sold
ENGINE TYPE
70%
DIESEL
28%
PETROL
2%
ELECTRIC & HYBRID
CROSSOVER/SUV SALES
+52%
V 2015
FUEL PRICES
Dec 2016 v Dec 2015
-8%
Petrol
-9%
Diesel
AVERAGE COST OF A NEW CAR
-26%
V 2008
motor insurance COSTS
+69%
Sept 2016 V Sept 2013
MOST POPULAR CAR COLOUR
GREY
LEAST POPULAR CAR COLOUR
BLACK & YELLOW
CO2 emissions
-31%
V 2008. As of Q3 2016.
COUNTIES WITH THE LARGEST INCREASE IN CAR SALES
Roscommon
+31%
Waterford
+23%
Cork
+23%
Information sourced from the SIMI Quarterly Report, beepbeep.ie, The AA
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