Toyota is the Best-Selling Car Brand for 2021 in Kerry while Hyundai’s Tucson is best individual model – full 2021 figures from the most popular to rarest cars on Kerry.  

Toyota has closed out 2021 as the most popular car brand both in Ireland and here in Kerry. With 12.44% share of the passenger car market and four of its models (RAV4, Corolla, C-HR and Yaris) in the top ten best-sellers list, this success underpins the continued popularity of Toyota self-charging hybrids.

Tim Kelliher, of Kellihers Toyota Tralee – the sole Toyota dealer for the Kingdom has welcomed the news saying “The standout fact for me is that 98.25% of all the Toyota cars we sold in Kerry last year were self-charging hybrids. Our customers trusted us and trusted Toyota years ago in the switch away from diesel and that trust is now paying off, with lower running and maintenance costs along with higher resale values – 3 core principles of Toyota ownership. We here at Kellihers look forward to supplying the county with superior Toyota products in the years ahead.”

1              TOYOTA               299         13.45%

2              HYUNDAI             284         12.78%

3              VOLKSWAGEN  250         11.25%

4              FORD                     232         10.44%

5              KIA                         230         10.35%

6              SKODA                  208         9.36%

7              PEUGEOT            182         8.19%

8              NISSAN                 98           4.41%

9              SEAT                      66           2.97%

10           BMW                     61           2.74%

Hyundai’s Tucson remains the county’s best-welling individual model, has it has been every month since Kerry Motorsport News started publishing records in July 2020.

But this list also includes the rarest cars in Kerry…. Five Tesla Model 3s and one Audi E-tron gets our vote for rarity – full list below


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1 HYUNDAI TUCSON 150
2 KIA SPORTAGE 101
3 TOYOTA COROLLA 90
4 FORD FOCUS 79
5 TOYOTA C-HR 72
6 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN 71
7 PEUGEOT 3008 66
8 FORD KUGA 63
9 TOYOTA RAV 4 61
10 TOYOTA YARIS 57
11 PEUGEOT 2008 56
12 HYUNDAI KONA 53
13 FORD PUMA 51
14 HYUNDAI I20 50
15 SKODA OCTAVIA 46
16 SKODA KAROQ 40
17 SKODA KODIAQ 39
18 NISSAN QASHQAI 39
19 SKODA S KAMIQ 34
20 KIA NIRO 33
21 VOLKSWAGEN T-ROC 32
22 PEUGEOT 5008 32
23 KIA CEE’D 31
24 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 30
25 FORD FIESTA 30
26 VOLKSWAGEN POLO 29
27 VOLKSWAGEN ID.3 26
28 KIA SORENTO 26
29 NISSAN JUKE 24
30 VOLKSWAGEN T-CROSS 24
31 SEAT ARONA 23
32 NISSAN MICRA 23
33 SKODA SUPERB 21
34 BMW 5 SERIES 20
35 VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 20
36 DACIA DUSTER 19
37 KIA STONIC 19
38 SKODA FABIA 18
39 DACIA SANDERO 14
40 SEAT IBIZA 13
41 OPEL GRANDLAND X 13
42 SEAT TARRACO 13
43 KIA RIO 12
44 NISSAN LEAF 12
45 OPEL CORSA 11
46 HYUNDAI I30 11
47 PEUGEOT 208 11
48 SEAT ATECA 11
49 OPEL MOKKA 11
50 TOYOTA AYGO 11
51 VOLVO XC60 10
52 CITROEN C5 AIRCROSS 10
53 SUZUKI VITARA 10
54 RENAULT CAPTUR 9
55 OPEL CROSSLAND X 9
56 HYUNDAI SANTA FE 9
57 RENAULT KADJAR 8
58 BMW 2 SERIES 8
59 BMW X3 8
60 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT ESTATE 8
61 HONDA HR-V 8
62 AUDI Q3 8
63 BMW 3 SERIES 8
64 MERCEDES- GLC 7
65 PEUGEOT 508 7
66 MAZDA CX- 5 7
67 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT SALOON 7
68 HONDA CIVIC 6
69 SKODA SCALA 6
70 OPEL ASTRA 6
71 SEAT LEON 6
72 VOLVO XC40 6
73 RENAULT CLIO 6
74 BMW X5 6
75 CITROEN C3 6
76 MAZDA CX-30 6
77 AUDI A3 6
78 MERCEDES E CLASS 6
79 PEUGEOT RIFTER 5
80 TESLA MODEL 3 5
81 HYUNDAI I10 5
82 LAND ROVER EVOQUE R 5
83 MAZDA 3 5
84 BMW X1 5
85 TOYOTA CAMRY 4
86 HONDA JAZZ 4
87 SKODA ENYAQ 4
88 HYUNDAI IONIQ 4
89 HONDA CR-V 4
90 AUDI A6 4
91 KIA PICANTO 4
92 KIA SOUL 4
93 MERCEDES- GLA CLASS 4
94 OPEL INSIGNIA 4
95 AUDI A4 3
96 AUDI Q2 3
97 CITROEN C3 AIRCROSS 3
98 MERCEDES- CLA CLASS 3
99 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS 3
100 CITROEN C4 3
101 AUDI Q5 3
102 RENAULT ZOE 3
103 MERCEDES-BENZ GLB 3
104 SUZUKI IGNIS 3
105 MERCEDES-BENZ GLE CLASS 3
106 AUDI A5 2
107 CITROEN GRAND C4 PICASSO 2
108 TOYOTA YARIS CROSS 2
109 CITROEN BERLINGO PASS 2
110 VOLVO S90 2
111 MINI MINI HATCH 2
112 LEXUS NX 2
113 VOLVO V90 2
114 BMW 4 SERIES 2
115 BMW 1 SERIES 2
116 MAZDA MAZDA2 2
117 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG 2
118 FORD MONDEO 2
119 FORD TRANSIT CUSTOM 2
120 RENAULT MEGANE 2
121 PEUGEOT EXPERT 2
122 PEUGEOT 308 2
123 MG HS 2
124 AUDI Q4 ETRON 2
125 MITSUBISHI SPACESTAR 2
126 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 1
127 FORD HEARSE 1
128 BMW 7 SERIES 1
129 DACIA LOGAN MCV 1
130 FORD TOURNEO PASS 1
131 JEEP COMPASS 1
132 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY SPORT 1
133 TOYOTA PRIUS HYBRID 1
134 BMW I3 1
135 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT 1
136 MERCEDES-BENZ A CLASS 1
137 FORD GALAXY 1
138 MITSUBISHI ASX 1
139 FORD ECOSPORT 1
140 HYUNDAI BAYON 1
141 AUDI E-TRON 1
142 VOLKSWAGEN ARTEON 1
143 RENAULT KOLEOS PASS 1
144 HYUNDAI I IONIQ 5 1
145 MAZDA MX 1
146 CITROEN C4 PICASSO 1
147 FORD S-MAX 1
148 AUDI S3 1
149 VOLVO S60 1
150 FIAT 500 1
151 AUDI A1 1
152 RENAULT ARKANA 1
153 CITROEN C4 CACTUS 1
154 MG MG5 1
155 LEXUS UX 1
156 PEUGEOT 108 1
157 AUDI A8 1

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