What is the most popular car in Ireland
Figures for car sales in Ireland in 2017 from the motorstats, the official statistics of the Irish Motor Industry, have revealed the best selling cars in Ireland in 2017 by make, model and colour.
The best selling car was the Hyundai Tucson (pictured) followed by the Volkswagen Golf, the Nissan Qashqai and the Skoda Octavia.
Ford had the fifth and sixth best selling cars with the Focus and the Fiesta with the Kia Sportage, Toyota Yaris, Toyota Corolla and the Volkswagen Tiguan rounding out the top ten.
The Renault Megane just missed out on the top ten followed by two more Volkswagens, the Passat and the Polo.
In total, 284 different models of car were sold in 2017 including three Porsche 911s, seven Jeep Grand Cherokees and 14 Tesla Model X.
In terms of the best selling models, Volkswagen led the way with over 10% of market share with Toyota in second and Ford in third. Hyundai was the fourth most popular model with Nissan in fifth. Skoda, Kia, Renault, Opel and Mercedes completed the top ten.
The most popular colour for a new car in 2017 was grey which accounted for almost 50,000 of the vehicles sold. The second most popular colour was black followed by white, blue and red. At the other end of the colour spectrum, just over 3,000 were brown, just over 1,000 yellow cars were sold, 807 were green, 202 purple cars were sold, 189 were orange, two cars were sold that were beige, two were gold, three were purple and grey and one was the eye catching mix of grey and orange.
The figures also show that a third of all cars sold in 2017 were hatchbacks and more than 65% were diesel powered.
Putting all that together, most Irish car buyers bought a diesel powered, grey hatchback in 2017.