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Volkswagen remains the most popular make of car among Wicklow motorists

Volkswagen remains the most popular make of car among Wicklow motorists

Volkswagen remains the most popular make of car among Wicklow motorists

A total of 70,619 private vehicles were licensed in County Wicklow last year according to the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport's annual bulletin of vehicle and driver statistics.

Volkswagen remains the most popular make among motorists from the Garden County, accounting for 9,052 vehicles. The next most popular is Toyota with 7,011, followed by Ford with 6,542 vehicles.

The number of private cars by make in the county include 117 Alfa Romeo, 3,630 Audi, 3,101 BMW, 225 Chevrolet, 36 Chrsyler, 1,116 Citroen, 718 Dacia, 76 Daihatsu, 1,218 Fiat, 1,698 Honda, 4,411 Hyundai, 295 Jaguar, 46 Jeep, 2,311 Kia, 785 Landrover, 437 Lexus, 1,375 Mazda, 2,357 Mercedes Benz, 701 Mini, 766 Mitsubishi, 5,692 Nissan, 3,074 Opel, 2,590 Peugeot, 72 Porsche, 2,822 Renault, 55 Rover, 234 Saab, 1,325 SEAT, 3,282 Skoda, 31 Smart, 28 Ssangyong, 287 Subaru, 1,064 Suzuki, 33 Tesla, 733 Vauxhall, 1,180 Volvo, 85 other makes and one make unspecified.

There was a total of 10,180 goods vehicles licensed in Wicklow last year. Ford was the most popular make with 1,757 goods vehicles, followed by Toyota with 1,555 and Volkswagen with 1,168.

1,585 tractors were registered, and the most popular makes were John Deere (290), Massey Ferguson (277), New Holland (277) and Ford (170),

There were 1,724 motorcycles based in Wicklow during 2019. The most popular motorcycles were Honda (534), Yamaha (246) and Suzuki (240).

3,193 vehicles were licensed for the first time last year, which was down on the previous four years.

The total number of licensed vehicles recorded on Irish roads by December 31 2019 was 2,805,839.

This represents an increase of 88,117 vehicles (3.24 per cent) on the previous year.

The main components of the vehicle fleet include 2,174,779 private cars, 366,760 goods vehicles, 75,863 agricultural tractors, 50,447 vintage vehicles and 42,492 motorcycles.

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