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New light commercials registrations rise by 6.3 per cent


Light commercial registration were up by 6.3 per cent (6,728) last month compared to January last year (6,329) according to official figures released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). Ford remain number one, as do Volkswagen in second place and Renault in third.

Top 10 Light Commercial Vehicles By Make

 

Rank

Make

2018 Units

2017 Units

% Change

2018 % Share

2017 % Share

1

Ford

1622

1616

0.37

24.11

25.53

2

Volkswagen

1307

1145

14.15

19.43

18.09

3

Renault

1096

741

47.91

16.29

11.71

4

Toyota

579

619

-6.46

8.61

9.78

5

Citroen

389

399

-2.51

5.78

6.3

6

Peugeot

389

413

-5.81

5.78

6.53

7

Nissan

364

355

2.54

5.41

5.61

8

Mercedes-Benz

314

181

73.48

4.67

2.86

9

Opel

214

325

-34.15

3.18

5.14

10

Mitsubishi

129

175

-26.29

1.92

2.77

The Volkswagen Caddy van was Ireland’s top selling light commercial/van model in January. It is followed by the Ford Transit Custom and the Renault Trafic in third place.

Light Commercials Vehicles By Model

Rank

Make

Model

2018 Units

2017 Units

% Change

2018 % Share

2017 % Share

1

Volkswagen

Caddy

531

541

-1.85

7.89

8.55

2

Ford

Transit Custom

494

469

5.33

7.34

7.41

3

Renault

Trafic

427

284

50.35

6.35

4.49

4

Ford

Transit 

Connect

416

402

3.48

6.18

6.35

5

Renault

Kangoo

353

191

84.82

5.25

3.02

6

Toyota

Landcruiser

335

367

-8.72

4.98

5.8

7

Citroen

Berlingo

323

337

-4.15

4.8

5.32

8

Volkswagen

Transporter

321

215

49.3

4.77

3.4

9

Ford

Transit

306

380

-19.47

4.55

6

10

Peugeot

Partner

274

306

-10.46

4.07

4.83

Latest HGV registrations down on January 2017

Meanwhile HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) registrations are down by -11.84 per cent (402) in comparison to January 2017 (456).

Heavy Commercial Vehicles By Make

Rank

Make

2018 Units

2017 Units

% Change

2018 % Share

2017 % Share

1

Volvo

86

169

-49.11

21.39

37.06

2

Scania

78

86

-9.3

19.4

18.86

3

DAF

73

42

73.81

18.16

9.21

4

MAN

47

19

147.37

11.69

4.17

5

Mercedes

-Benz

46

65

-29.23

11.44

14.25

6

Renault

25

27

-7.41

6.22

5.92

7

Iveco

12

14

-14.29

2.99

3.07

8

VDL DAF

11

16

-31.25

2.74

3.51

9

FUSO

9

5

80

2.24

1.1

10

ISUZU

5

7

1.24

1.24

1.54