Best-Selling Cars in Ireland in 2023

In this comprehensive update, we explore the ever-evolving Irish automotive market, now with a full-year perspective on 2023 and updating our existing article (The Most Popular Cars in Ireland in 2023) from June last year. 2023 has seen a significant transformation in consumer preferences and the rise of new trends, marking an exciting phase in the automotive industry for 2024.

 

A Glimpse into the Irish Automotive Market in 2023

The market in 2023 has been vibrant, with a notable rise in electric and hybrid vehicles. This shift towards sustainable transportation reflects global environmental concerns and advancements in technology. With changes in government incentives and consumer awareness, the demand for eco-friendly vehicles has significantly increased, reshaping the Irish car market landscape.

 

Best Selling Cars by Type

In the dynamic landscape of Ireland's automotive market in 2023, consumer preferences varied widely across different car types. This section explores the best-selling cars by type, shedding light on the specific models that captivated Irish drivers in various categories. From compact and electric cars to hybrids and family vehicles, we delve into the standout models in each segment, highlighting their unique features and the reasons behind their popularity. These insights offer a closer look at the evolving tastes and priorities of car buyers in Ireland.

 

Best Selling Compact Car

The Toyota Yaris leads the compact car segment, reflecting a growing preference for smaller, more efficient vehicles in urban settings. Its popularity showcases a shift in urban mobility trends, with a focus on sustainability and advanced technology.

Best Selling Electric Car

Volkswagen's ID.4 has made a significant impact on the electric car market, with its combination of range, performance, and state-of-the-art features. This model's success highlights the increasing consumer shift towards electric vehicles, driven by a desire for eco-friendly and innovative transportation solutions.

Best Selling Hybrid Car

The Toyota Yaris Cross, with its fuel efficiency and modern design, has become the top-selling hybrid car in Ireland. Hybrid vehicles have gained popularity for their balance of traditional fuel and electric power, offering a practical solution for those transitioning to electric vehicles.

Best Selling Family Car

The Hyundai Tucson, known for its spacious interior and advanced safety features, has been the preferred choice for families, making it the best-selling family car. Its combination of comfort, versatility, and technology makes it an ideal vehicle for family needs.

 

Most Popular Cars in Ireland Overall

This section provides a detailed look at the top-selling cars in Ireland, considering factors like sales figures, consumer preferences, and market trends. The list of best-selling cars offers valuable insights into what Irish drivers value in their vehicles.

 

  1. Hyundai Tucson
  2. Toyota Corolla
  3. Toyota Yaris
  4. Kia Sportage
  5. Volkswagen ID.4

 

Introduction to the Quarterly Sales Table

In 2023, the Irish automotive market showcased diverse preferences, with different models leading the sales charts each month. The tables below provide a detailed breakdown of the top 5 best-selling cars for each month in Ireland, offering insights into the dynamic market trends. All information were sourced from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), accessible at CSO Website.

 

Q1 Top Car Sales

 

January

February

March

1st Place

Toyota Yaris

Hyundai Tucson

Kia Sportage

2nd Place

Hyundai Tucson

Kia Sportage

Nissan Qashqai

3rd Place

Toyota C-HR

Toyota Yaris

Volkswagen ID.4

4th Place

Toyota Corolla

Toyota RAV4

Hyundai Tucson

5th Place

Toyota Yaris Cross

Toyota C-HR

Dacia Duster

 

Q2 Top Car Sales

 

April

May

June

1st Place

Volkswagen ID.4

Toyota Corolla

Tesla Model Y

2nd Place

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Yaris

Tesla Model 3

3rd Place

Kia Sportage

Volkswagen ID.4

Hyundai Tucson

4th Place

Nissan Qashqai

Dacia Sandero

Toyota Corolla

5th Place

Skoda Octavia

Kia Sportage

Volkswagen ID.4

 

 

Q3 Top Car Sales

 

July

August

September

1st Place

Toyota Corolla

Hyundai Tucson

Toyota Corolla

2nd Place

Hyundai Tucson

Toyota Corolla

Hyundai Kona

3rd Place

Toyota Yaris

Hyundai Kona

Skoda Octavia

4th Place

Kia Sportage

Volkswagen T-Roc

Volkswagen T-Roc

5th Place

Nissan Qashqai

Skoda Octavia

Tesla Model Y

 

Q4 Top Car Sales

 

October

November

December

1st Place

Volkswagen T-Roc

Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y

2nd Place

Toyota Corolla

Volkswagen T-Roc

Volkswagen T-Roc

3rd Place

MG MG4

Renault Arkana

Ford Kuga

4th Place

Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage

Volkswagen Polo

5th Place

Volkswagen ID.4

Dacia Sandero

Volkswagen Tiguan

 

What to Expect in 2024

The automotive market in 2024 is expected to see continued growth in electric and hybrid vehicle segments. Technological advancements, particularly in autonomous driving and connectivity, are likely to shape the future of the industry. Consumers can anticipate a wider range of eco-friendly options, along with features that enhance the driving experience and safety. If you want to learn more on what to expect in 2024, check out 7 Automotive Industry Trends to watch in 2024.

 

Wrapping Up

As we conclude our analysis of Ireland's automotive market in 2023, it's evident that the preferences of Irish consumers are as diverse as the range of vehicles available. From the eco-friendly electric cars to the family-oriented models, each type of vehicle has found its place in the hearts of drivers across the country. However, the number one car for 2023 must be the Hyundai Tucson for its reliability and protection for passengers.  For further insights into making informed choices when purchasing a vehicle, be sure to visit our guide to buying a new car.

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