These are the five most popular cars in Ireland in 2016 4 years ago

These are the five most popular cars in Ireland in 2016

If you own one of these, you’re in good company.

One of the most telling signs that an economy is showing signs of improvement is new car sales and if the 2016 figures are anything to go by, then the boom is very much back.


That might be exaggerating things slightly but the figures are certainly looking pretty healthy, with a 19% increase in new car sales in 2016 so far compared to the same period in 2015.

131,264 new cars have been purchased in Ireland in 2016 according to The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), an increase of over 20,000 on the first seven months of 2015.


Hyundai is the top-selling brand in Ireland in 2016, followed by Toyota, Ford, Volkswagen and Nissan, while the five most popular models are the Hyundai Tucson, Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf, Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Octavia.

Not surprisingly, meanwhile, there were more new cars sold in Dublin (51,274) than anywhere else, followed by Cork (17,089) and Kildare (5,398), while by far the most important finding from the SIMI review was that the most popular colour for new cars in 2016 was grey.

5 Top Selling Makes for the Year 2016

  1. Hyundai
  2. Toyota
  3. Ford
  4. Volkswagen
  5. Nissan

5 Top Selling Models for the Year 2016

  1. Hyundai Tucson
  2. Ford Focus
  3. Volkswagen Golf
  4. Nissan Qashqai
  5. Skoda Octavia