According to The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), compared to 2014, car sales in Ireland were up 31% in the first month of 2015
This shows that January was the perfect time to buy a new car for a lot of people.
The most popular make of car in 2015 so far was Toyota.
The most popular make of car in 2015 so far was Toyota (up 38%, 3,860 sold), while the Volkswagen Golf was the most popular model (up 35%, 1,548 sold). Interestingly, electric/hybrid cars made up 1% of all of the new cars sold during January 2015, which is a first in the monthly sales figures (diesel is the most popular).
The Volkswagen Golf was the most popular model.
See below for an infographic from Liberty Insurance highlighting the Jan 2015 statistics.