What’s hot and what’s not – Kerry car sales league table up to end of March

New car registrations for March were up 40.7% (12,935) when compared to March 2021 (9,192). Registrations year to date are up 4% (49,928) on the same period last year (48,030).

Light Commercials vehicles (LCV) are down 32.2% (2,032) compared to March last year (2,998) and year to date are down 17.3% (9,372). HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) registrations are down 25.9% (249) in comparison to March 2021 (336). Year to date HGV’s are down 8.4% (823).

Used car imports for March (3,793) have seen a decrease of 35.1% on March 2021 (5,840). Year to date imports are down 36.8% (11,641) on 2021 (18,419).

For the month of March 1,930 new electric vehicles were registered compared to 1,034 in March 2021. So far this year 6,244 new electric cars have been registered in comparison to 2,816 on the same period 2021.

Electric Vehicle and Plug-in Hybrids and Hybrids continue to increase their market share, with a combined market share now of 44.63%. Despite a large decrease in market share for internal combustion engine type vehicles, petrol remains dominant 27.4%, with Diesel accounting for 25.83%, Hybrid 24.56%, Electric 12.51% and Plug-in Electric Hybrid 7.56%.
 
Commenting on the new vehicle registrations Brian Cooke, Director General SIMI said: 
“While new car sales are up 41% on March last year and up 4% year to date, they still remain 22% behind that of pre-COVID (2019) levels. Commercial vehicles registrations for both the heavy and light sectors are down for March and year to date. There is strong demand for new and used cars among consumers, although supply continues to remain a major challenge for the Industry, while the hire drive market continues to be well below pre-pandemic levels. The Electric Vehicle market continues to grow, with the first quarter of this year seeing over 10,000 new EVs (BEV and PHEV combined) registered, almost double the amount for Q1 2021. This acceleration in EV sales is down to both the increase in the number of models now available for sale, and the SEAI Grants supporting their purchase. We welcome the Government’s publication yesterday of their draft Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Strategy 2022-2025. It is vital that Ireland delivers a modern agile charging infrastructure that keeps pace with both the increasing number of EVs and the ongoing improvements in charging technologies. By doing this, we can work together to build consumer confidence in the EV project.”

KERRY LEAGUE TABLE

Rank Make Model 2022 Units
1 HYUNDAI TUCSON 129
2 KIA SPORTAGE 56
3 TOYOTA COROLLA 43
4 FORD PUMA 35
5 TOYOTA YARIS 32
6 HYUNDAI KONA 31
7 TOYOTA RAV 4 29
8 PEUGEOT 3008 28
9 FORD FOCUS 27
10 TOYOTA YARIS CROSS 26
11 PEUGEOT 2008 26
12 SKODA OCTAVIA 25
13 NISSAN QASHQAI 22
14 HYUNDAI IONIQ 19
15 SKODA KODIAQ 19
16 TOYOTA C-HR 19
17 PEUGEOT 5008 19
18 FORD KUGA 19
19 KIA EV6 18
20 VOLKSWAGEN T-ROC 17
21 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN 16
22 HYUNDAI I30 15
23 OPEL MOKKA 15
24 KIA CEE’D 14
25 VOLKSWAGEN ID.4 14
26 SKODA KAMIQ 13
27 NISSAN JUKE 13
28 RENAULT ARKANA 13
29 BMW 5 SERIES 12
30 PEUGEOT 208 12
31 KIA NIRO 12
32 NISSAN LEAF 10
33 DACIA SANDERO 10
34 SKODA KAROQ 9
35 OPEL CORSA 9
36 VOLKSWAGEN POLO 9
37 SKODA FABIA 9
38 SEAT IBIZA 8
39 VOLKSWAGEN T-CROSS 7
40 BMW X1 7
41 FORD FIESTA 7
42 DACIA DUSTER 7
43 KIA STONIC 7
44 VOLVO XC60 7
45 SKODA SCALA 7
46 NISSAN MICRA 7
47 SEAT ARONA 7
48 SUZUKI VITARA 6
49 TESLA MODEL 3 6
50 KIA SORENTO 6
51 HYUNDAI SANTA FE 6
52 VOLVO XC40 6
53 SEAT ATECA 5
54 BMW 3 SERIES 5
55 AUDI Q5 5
56 HYUNDAI BAYON 5
57 KIA RIO 4
58 SKODA ENYAQ 4
59 BMW X5 4
60 AUDI A4 4
61 AUDI A3 4
62 AUDI Q2 4
63 AUDI A6 4
64 HYUNDAI I10 4
65 CITROEN C5 AIRCROSS 4
66 HYUNDAI I20 4
67 MAZDA CX-5 4
68 MAZDA MAZDA3 4
69 VOLKSWAGEN ARTEON 4
70 CITROEN C3 3
71 AUDI Q3 3
72 RENAULT CAPTUR 3
73 SUZUKI IGNIS 3
74 MERCEDES-BENZ E CLASS 3
75 MERCEDES-BENZ GLC 3
76 KIA SOUL 3
77 RENAULT ZOE 3
78 BMW X3 3
79 MAZDA CX-30 3
80 SKODA SUPERB 3
81 OPEL ASTRA 2
82 SUZUKI SWACE 2
83 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 2
84 TOYOTA CAMRY 2
85 PEUGEOT 508 2
86 MERCEDES-BENZ GLA CLASS 2
87 OPEL INSIGNIA 2
88 VOLKSWAGEN ID.3 2
89 MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS 2
90 FORD GALAXY 2
91 FORD ECOSPORT 2
92 FORD TOURNEO PASS 2
93 MG HS 2
94 CITROEN GRAND C4 PICASSO 2
95 SUZUKI SX4 2
96 PEUGEOT RIFTER 2
97 FORD MUSTANG 2
98 TESLA MODEL X 2
99 OPEL CROSSLAND X 2
100 RENAULT CLIO 2
101 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY SPORT 1
102 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT RA 1
103 BMW 2 SERIES 1
104 HONDA JAZZ 1
105 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT ESTATE 1
106 DACIA JOGGER 1
107 OPEL GRANDLAND X 1
108 MERCEDES-BENZ EQA 1
109 LEXUS NX 1
110 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT SALOON 1
111 FORD S-MAX 1
112 AUDI A5 1
113 CITROEN C4 1
114 SUZUKI SWIFT 1
115 FIAT 500 1
116 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 1
117 VOLKSWAGEN TAIGO 1
118 KIA PICANTO 1
119 AUDI Q4 ETRON 1
120 SEAT TARRACO 1
121 HONDA CIVIC 1
122 MG MG ZS 1
123 CITROEN C3 AIRCROSS 1
124 HONDA CR-V 1
125 VOLVO XC90 1
126 SEAT LEON SP 1
127 MAZDA MX 1
128 RENAULT KADJAR 1
129 VOLKSWAGEN E GOLF 1
130 MG MG5 1


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