SIMI: November new car sales down 4pc, year to date up 15pc

New car registrations for the month of November were down four per cent (947) when compared to November 2022 (985), according to new figures released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI).

Registrations for the year to date are up 15 per cent (121,430) on the same period last year (105,189), SIMI said.

For the month of November, 355 new electric vehicles were registered compared to 343 in November 2022 (+3.50%). So far this year 22,629 new electric cars have been registered in comparison to 15,590 (+45.15%) on the same period 2022.

Electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and hybrids continue to increase their market share, with a combined market share (year to date) now of 45.48 per cent.

Petrol remains dominant at 30.17 per cent, with diesel accounting for 22.11 per cent, electric 18.64 per cent, hybrid 18.57 per cent and plug-in electric hybrid 8.27 per cent.

2023 total new vehicle stats:

Top selling car brands:
1. Toyota; 2. VW; 3. Hyundai; 4. Skoda; 5. Kia

Top car models:
1. Hyundai Tuscon; 2. Kia Sportage; 3. Toyota Corolla; 4. Toyota Yaris Cross; 5. Volkswagen ID.4.

Top 5 selling EV brands:
1. VW; 2. Tesla; 3. Hyundai; 4. MG; 5. Kia.

Top 5 selling EVs:
1.VW ID.4; 2. Tesla Model Y; 3. Hyundai Ioniq 5; 4. Skoda Enyaq; 5. MG MG4.

Top selling car (November):
Tesla Model Y

Top selling EV (November):
Tesla Model Y

Meanwhile, light commercial vehicle (LCV) sales are down 12.7 per cent (764) compared to November last year (875) and for the year to date are up 27 per cent (29,408).

HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) registrations are showing a decrease for November of 10.2 per cent (106) in comparison to November 2022 (118). for the year to date, this segment is up 20.1 per cent (2,605).

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