New Car Sales Rise By Over 200% In June Compared To Same Month Last Year

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

There were 68 new car registrations in the county in June  compared to 22 in the same month in 2021, an increase of around 210%.

So far this year 1,460 new cars have been sold in Kerry this year, up 6.96% on the same time last year. Kerry bucked the national trend as there were 2,154 new car sales last month, while in June 2021 there were 2,762 a decrease of over 22%.

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It appears the high sales last month can be attributed to one particular brand.

Hyundai was by far the most popular make of car in Kerry sold in June with 41 units, The rest of the Top 5 was made up of Kia (7), Ford (6), Skoda (5) and Toyota (3).

The Hyundai Tucson was the most popular model with 38 units sold, the Kia Sportage (6), Ford Fiesta (3), Toyota Yaris and Skoda Scala (2 each) made up the top 5.

There were 48 diesel cars sold and 11 petrol. Next is six petrol/electric hybrid vehicles, two electric and one petrol/gas.

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