108 New Cars Sold In Kerry In September

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NEW car sales remained almost the same in Kerry last month compared to September 2020, according to the latest statistics from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI).

There were 108 new car registrations in the county in August 2021 compared to 109 in the same month last year, an drop of less than one per cent.

In the first nine months of this year there have been 2,121 new car sales in Kerry while last year there were 1,867 in the same period, an increase of 13.6%. Nationally, new car registrations are up just over 19% at over 100,000 sold.

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So far this year, Hyundai is the most popular make of car in Kerry with 281 units sold so far this year, with the other Top 5 made up of Toyota (277), Volkswagen (239) Ford (220) and KIA (217).

The Hyundai Tucson is the most popular model sold this year on 148 units, with Kia Sportage (93), Toyota Corolla (80), Ford Focus (76) and Volkswagen Tiguan (70) making up the top five.

Diesel cars were the most popular engine type in 835 units with 638 petrol. Next is 334 petrol/electric vehicles sold, a rise of nearly 54% on the same nine-month period in 2020, 102 petrol/plug-in electric hybrid (+143%), 102 Electric vehicles (+96%) 100 diesel electric (+809%), ,  eight petrol/gas and two Diesel/Plug-In Electric Hybrid.

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