Increase In New Car Sales In Kerry Last Month

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THERE was an increase in new car sales in Kerry last month compared to April 2021, according to the latest statistics from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI).

There were 158 new car registrations in the county in April 2022 compared to 138 in the same month in 2021, an increase of around 14.5%.

So far this year 1,277 new cars have been sold in Kerry this year, up 3.8% on the same time last year. Nationally, there were 7,886 new car sales last month, while in April 2021 there were 7,147, an increase of over 10%.

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Hyundai was the most popular make of car in Kerry in April with 35 units sold, with the rest of the Top 5 made up of Volkswagen (21), Kia (19), Toyota (16) and Skoda (13).

The Hyundai Tucson was the most popular model with 19 units sold, with the Volkswagen T-Cross (9), Peugeot 3008 (7), Toyota Corolla (7), Hyundai Kona (6), Kia Sportage (6) and Ford Puma (6) also popular.

Petrol cars are took over as the most popular engine type in April with 50 units sold compared to 49 diesel sold.

Next is 28 petrol/electric hybrid vehicles sold, up 155% on April 2021, 14 Electric vehicles (+40%); 12 petrol/plug-in electric hybrid (+140%);  three diesel electric hybrid, one diesel plug-in electric hybrid and one gas.

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