The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) released statistics for new vehicle registrations in October 2023. Here are the key points:

  • New car registrations in October 2023 were down 16.8% compared to October 2022.
  • Year-to-date, new car registrations were up 15.6% compared to the same period in 2022.
  • Light commercial vehicles (LCV) registrations increased slightly in October but saw a significant year-to-date increase.
  • Heavy goods vehicle (HGV) registrations decreased in October but had a notable year-to-date increase.
  • Imported used cars saw a substantial increase in October and a moderate year-to-date increase.
  • New electric vehicle registrations decreased in October compared to the previous year, but year-to-date, they showed a significant increase.
  • Petrol remained the dominant fuel type in the new car market in October, with diesel, hybrid, and electric options also having a notable market share.
  • Toyota, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Skoda, and Kia were the top five selling new car brands in 2023.
  • The Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Yaris Cross, and Volkswagen ID.4 were the top five selling new car models in 2023.
  • The top five selling new electric vehicle (EV) car brands in 2023 were Volkswagen, Tesla, Hyundai, Kia, and MG.
  • The top five selling new electric vehicle (EV) models in 2023 were Volkswagen ID.4, Tesla Model Y, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Skoda Enyaq, and MG MG4.
  • Market share by engine type in 2023 indicated that electric vehicles were gaining ground.
  • Tables provided detailed new car and electric car registrations by county in 2023.

Source SIMI, find the full article HERE.