2 May 2014

Volkswagen leads new car sales

With new car sales maintaining growth so far this year, the top three selling car brands so far this year are Volkswagen, Toyota and Ford, writes Trish Whelan.

The top three selling models so far this year are the VW Golf (2,489), Nissan Qashqai (2,051) and Ford Focus (2,046). These are followed by Skoda Octavia (1,600), Ford Fiesta (1,588), Hyundai ix35 (1,570), Toyota Corolla (1,542), Toyota Yaris (1,130), Kia Sportage (1,124) and Toyota Auris (1,086).

Figures from SIMI show that most sales were hatchbacks, accounting for 35.24 percent. Diesels accounted for 73.87 percent, petrols at 24.81 percent and electric cars just 0.2 percent with 101 sales. Some 67.48 percent of cars sold were in C02 Band A.

Silver just pips black as the top selling colour.