New car sales up 34% as Hyundai topples VW from top spot

Hyundai is the best-selling new car brand on the Irish market this year, with the Tucson being the most popular model on the market last month.

New car sales rose 33.6 per cent in January compared to the same month last year, with 39,812 new 161 registrations.

Hyundai finished the month as the best-selling brand with 5,062 registrations, ahead of Toyota with 4,852. Ford took third place with 4,383 but Volkswagen has slipped down to fourth with 3,748. The German brand, at the centre of an emissions scandal since last September, previously led the Irish car market for several years.

Of the rest, Nissan takes fifth place with Renault in sixth and Skoda – another brand in the VW Group – slipping to seventh.


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