Since January, 73,781 new private cars have been sold in Ireland, a decrease of 7% on the same time last year.
Just over 9,100 new cars were licensed last month – a 2.5% drop compared to May 2018.
The most popular makes of new cars sold in Ireland are :
- Volkswagen (1,141)
- Toyota (1,015)
- Renault (674)
- Opel (668)
- Ford (610)
The top five car makes represent just 45% of all new cars sold in May 2019.
Only 47% of those cars sold in 2019 were diesel, down from 55.5% last year.
There were just over 1,800 new electric cars licensed between January and May of this year, compared to 490 in 2018.