REVEALED: The best selling 182 cars in Offaly in July

New car sales up from last year

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REVEALED: The best selling 182 cars in Offaly in July

Official statistics released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) have revealed the best selling 182 cars in Offaly in July. 

Toyota was the bestselling brand in Offaly in July showing a 3.5% increase from last year. In total Toyota had a 17.6% market share in the county. Hyundai had a 39.3% increase in sales this July bringing it to 11.6% market share and making it the second most popular brand in Offaly. In third was Renault followed by Nissan and then Kia.

The most popular colour this year was grey followed by maroon. White was a close third just ahead of blue and then in fifth was black. There was also four green cars sold in Offaly this year compared to one last year.

The two bestselling models were Toyotas. The Toyota Yaris topped the list closely followed by the Toyota C-HR which had an increase of 62% in sales this year. Next up was the Nissan QASHQAI with the Renault Megane coming in a close fourth and the Kia Sportage coming fifth.

The most popular engine type sold this year by far is diesel engines. Petrol engines followed second with less than half of what diesel sold. Petrol electric engines saw a massive 161.5% increase from last year and there were just two fully electric cars sold in Offaly in July.