The new TESLA Model 3
The new TESLA Model 3 sold well in November!

New vehicle registration statistics from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) for Ireland in November 2019 show that the total new car registrations for November are up 19.2% (769) when compared with November 2018 (645).

New car registrations year to date are down 7% (116,888) on the same period last year (125,529).

Imported Used Cars for November saw an increase of 14.7% (10,011) on the same month last year (8,729). Year to date imports are up 9.2% (103,902) surpassing the full year total of 2018 (100,755).

The top five selling car brands year to date are 1. Volkswagen, 2. Toyota, 3. Hyundai, 4. Ford and 5. Skoda.

The top five selling car models year to date are the 1. Toyota Corolla, 2. Hyundai Tucson, 3. Nissan Qashqai, 4. Volkswagen Tiguan and 5. Skoda Octavia.

Ireland’s bestselling car in November 2019 was the Tesla Model 3.

Currently 3,420 new electric vehicles have been registered so far this year compared to 1,224 in 2018

New Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) registrations are up 50.4% (856) on November 2018 (569), however registrations year to date are down 0.2% (25,179). While New Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HGV) increased 51.3% (121) in comparison to November 2018 (80) and year to date are up 2.6% (2,603).

Commenting on the new vehicle registrations figures Brian Cooke, SIMI Director General said:
Despite a small increase in November, new car registrations are down 7% on 2018, underlining what has been a disappointing year for the Irish Motor Industry. For the second consecutive year, used car imports have exceed 100,000, which is having a dampening impact on new car sales. With the 201 registration plate on the horizon, focus has already turned to January. With generous incentives for customers to buy a new car across all brands and across all market segments, members are hopeful for the busy start to 2020”.