These are the best-selling 2022 car models so far

These are the best-selling 2022 car models so far

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has announced the best-selling car models of 2022.

21,902 new cars were registered in July, compared to 26,477 in July 2021 and 24,681 in July 2019.

There has also been a decline in new car registrations to date, with 87,075 new cars registered in 2022.

This compares to 105,439 new cars registered in 2019.

Electric cars have grown significantly in popularity since last year, with 2,738 new electric vehicles registered in July 2022, compared to 1,895 in the same period last year.

Electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and hybrid cars now have a combined market share of 40.9%. However, petrol remains the best car in the country, accounting for 29.9% of cars in Ireland.

Without further ado, here are the top five brands, car models and electric vehicles in Ireland in 2022.

Top five car brands of 2022:

  1. Toyota
  2. Hyundai
  3. Volkswagen
  4. kia
  5. skoda

Top five car models of 2022:

  1. Hyundai Tucson
  2. Toyota Corolla
  3. Toyota C-HR
  4. Kia Sportage
  5. Toyota Rav4

Top five electric car models of 2022:

  1. Volkswagen ID.4
  2. Hyundai Ioniq
  3. Kia EV6
  4. Volkswagen ID.3
  5. Nissan Leaf

The Hyundai Tucson was also the best-selling car of July.

Brian Cooke, director general of SIMI, described the level of new car registrations as “disappointing”.

“New car registrations [in July]our second-highest sales period, was down 17.3% from July 2021. This means the new car market is now 4% behind the year to date and 17% behind pre-Covid 2019.

“The electric vehicle segment continues to grow, both in quantity and relative to the new car market, growing at 80% year-over-year and with a 13% market share. In both new and used cars, supply issues are hampering overall activity.

“The impact of this has been another year of underperformance in the Irish new car market, leading to an increasingly older Irish car fleet. The underlying new car market needs to grow significantly in the coming years if we are to optimize emissions reductions in transport .

“Government policies must include appropriate measures to support and encourage the transition to lower and zero-emission vehicles.”

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