Slight Increase In New Car Sales In Kerry Last Month Compared To May 2021

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

There were 116 new car registrations in the county in May 2022 compared to 113 in the same month in 2021, an increase of around 2.65%.

So far this year 1,392 new cars have been sold in Kerry this year, up 3.65% on the same time last year. Kerry bucked the national trend as there were 5,303 new car sales last month, while in May 2021 there were 5,914 a decrease of over 10%.

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Volkswagen was the most popular make of car in Kerry in May with 30 units sold, with the rest of the Top 5 made up of Hyundai (23), Peugeot (13), Kia (11) and Toyota (6).

The Volkswagen Polo and Hyundai Tucson were the most popular model with 9 units sold each, the Peugeot 3008 and Volkswagen T-Cross both sold 6 each and the Hyundai Bayon and Hyundai 120 also sold 5 each.

Petrol cars are took over as the most popular engine type in May with 54 units sold compared to 33 diesel sold.

Next is 12 Electric vehicles (+140% on May 2021); 10 petrol/electric hybrid vehicles sold, down 47% on May 2021, ; five petrol/plug-in electric hybrid (+25%) and two gas.

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