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


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