Over 2,900 New Cars Registered In Co. Tipp Last Year

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry, (SIMI) today released their official new vehicle registrations statistics for 2023. 

Total new car registrations for 2023, finished at 121,850, up 16% on 2022 (105,398) and up 4% on 2019 (117,109).  2,915 new cars were registered in county Tipperary last year.

Imported Used Cars saw 50,716 registrations in 2023, an increase of 9.09% on 2022 (46,490), However the 50, 716 used car imports last year is a  decrease of 55% on 2019’s  total of 113,926 units imported.

New Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) registrations in 2023 saw an increase of 25.1% to 29,403 units while New Heavy Commercial Vehicle registrations (HGV) saw an increase of 20.4% to 2,655 units.

A total of 22,789 new electric cars were registered in 2023, an increase on the 15,678 registrations seen in 2022 (+45.4%) and 3,444 in 2019 (+561.7%).

 Petrol engines retain 30.07% of the market, Diesel 22.16%, Electric 18.70%, Hybrid 18.54% and Plug-In Hybrid 8.28%.  Electric, Hybrid, and Plug-in Hybrid account for 45.5% of the market.  

Automatic transmissions now account for (65%) of market share, while manual transmissions have declined (35%). The hatchback continues to remain Ireland’s top selling car body type of 2023. While grey retains the top selling colour title for the eight year running