Best selling car brands in Ireland 2018

Volkswagen was the most popular car brand in Ireland. In 2018, the German automobile company had sold 13,775 passenger cars on the Irish market and was followed by two Asian competitors, Toyota and Hyundai.
Volkswagen’s sales in the country in the country have seen a decline in recent years, with 2018 figures nearly 11 percent lower than those at its peak in 2016. This echoed a general negative trend in car sales.

Hyundai Tucson most popular model

The leading model sold that same year was the Hyundai Tucson. The crossover SUV has been in production since 2004 and is fitted either with a gasoline or diesel engine. Volkswagen’s frontrunners were the Golf and Tiguan, accounting for a combined sale of 6,635 units, nearly half of all Volkswagen sales.

Diesel on the decline

Despite a significant fall in popularity, diesel still made up the lion’s share of new passenger car types. Between 2017 and 2018, diesel car sales declined by 20 percent, while petrol and petrol electric had recorded a noticeable surge.

Number of passenger cars sold by leading brands in the Republic of Ireland in 2018

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