New car registrations in Ireland total 101,248 in the 1st half of 2016. This is up 23.1% of the previous year totalling 82,261.
Statistics from MyVehicle.ie show that in the 1st half of 2016 there was a total of 2,492 new cars registered in County Donegal. This is 2.5% of total new registrations for the first half of 2016. These figures are up 565 vehicles compared to 2015 which saw a total of 1,927 car being sold.
The analysis show that in the first three months of 2016 there was an improvement in car sales compared to 2015, up 50.5% in January from 745 cars to 1,121, 64.2% in February and only 0.5% in March. But this figure declined in April and June. June saw a decline in sales from 34 vehicles being registered in 2015 to 19 in 2016.
Toyota topped the table in 2016 with a total of 412 cars being registered in Donegal, this is up from 295 cars in 2015.
White followed by black and grey were the favoured colours for the people of Donegal with 534 cars registered in the colour white, 406 for black and 403 for grey cars. MPV’s were the most popular type of vehicle with over 735 registered, up 36.6% from 2015.
Statistics show that the most loved petrol car in Donegal was the Toyota Yaris (pictured) with 75 registrations in total for the 1st half of the year. The Hyundai i20, Opel Corsa, Volkswagen Polo and Ford Fiesta followed as the best selling cars.
The Hyundai Tucson came out on top for the Diesel cars with 161 being registered in the county in total. The Kia Sportage, Volkswagen Golf, Skoda Octavia and Toyota Rav-4 were also deemed popular as the number is estimated at nearly 345 cars sold between them.
Commenting on these figures, MyVehicle.ie Managing director Justin Kavanagh says “It’s extremely positive to see the increase in new car sales across every County throughout Ireland and hopefully this will continue in the second half of this year.”