Figures reveal hike in car sales and Ireland’s most popular car…

first_imgFigures released by Motorstats today show the most popular vehicles sold in Ireland from January to August, and recorded a massive boom in vehicle sales from 2013.Total car sales amounted to 138,538 this year, a massive increase from 2013’s 68,599 units.Donegal accounted for 3,375 passenger car units (2.44% of the market), 586 (2.39%) of light commercial vehicles, and 62 (2.51%) of heavy commercial vehicles (tractors, coaches, trucks) The most popular time of the year to buy a car was January and July – as the new number plates are issued on these months.As for CO2 rating, 78% of passenger cars now have an A rating, with only 0.02% on the other end of the scale with a G rating. Electric cars have slightly increased in popularity. 0.26% of cars (1 in 400) on the roads today are electric, compared to 2013’s 0.06% (one in 1,666).The most dramatic fall in sales in recent years was between 2008 and 2009 following the economic crash. Vehicle sales decreased from 145,436 to 52,572 – a little more than a third of what had been sold in 2008.   2016’s most popular vehiclesThe top selling cars are;(1) Hyundai Tucson such sold 7,229 units(2) Volkswagen Golf, 4,682 units(3) Ford Focus, 4,662 unitsHyundai TucsonThe most popular light commercial vehicles are;(1) Ford Transit Van, 3,112 units(2) Ford Transit Connect, 1,910 units(3) Volkswagen Caddy, 1,590 unitsFord Transit Van The top selling heavy commercial vehicles are;(1) Volvo 3 Axle, 729 units(2) Mercedes-Benz 2 Axle, 367 units(3) Renault 4 Axle Rigid, 233 unitsVolvo 3 Axle  2016’s most popular body types 2016’s most popular coloursFigures reveal hike in car sales and Ireland’s most popular car… was last modified: September 1st, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Car salesirelands most popular carmost popular cartractorsVehicleslast_img

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