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14th Dec 2021

These were the most viewed cars in Ireland

Hugh Carr

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The Volkswagen Golf has been named the most popular car in Ireland in 2021.

Motoring marketplace Carzone published its list of the most viewed models on its site this year, with the humble Golf beating out BMW, Mercedes, and Audi.

Interest in electric cars has shot up since the beginning of the year, with one in four motorists looking at electric cars, compared to one in 20 at the beginning of the year.

More electric cars have found their way onto the market as well, with an increase of 109% over the same period last year.

When it comes to putting money on the table, however, diesel and petrol rule supreme, with 62% of all motorists looking for these cars.

The Hyundai Tucson is the best-selling new car in Ireland this year, followed by the Toyota Corolla in second place and the Toyota Yaris in third place

The most-viewed diesel cars are a trio of premium executive models with the BMW 5 Series taking the top spot and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6 coming in second and third.

The top-ranking petrol models are made up of compact models including the Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Polo and Ford Fiesta.

Here are the top ten most viewed models in Ireland this year;

  1. Volkswagen Golf
  2. BMW 5 Series
  3. Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  4. BMW 3 Series
  5. Audi A6
  6. Ford Focus
  7. Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  8. Audi A4
  9. Nissan Qashqai
  10. Audi A3

“This year we have seen several new models introduced to the market, but our data shows that car buyers are sticking to what they know when it comes to researching a car purchase,” said Karl Connolly, Audience Manager at Carzone.

“The most viewed cars on our platform have remained mostly unchanged from 2020.

“We have seen the most change in the EV category where the market continues to expand, and more models are made available.

“This follows the large rise in interest in EVs we have seen this year from Irish motorists, with a 109% increase in EV advert views on Carzone in November 2021 versus the same period last year.”