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Used Car Sales Report - March 2022

The 2014 Petrol Volkswagen Polo was the best-selling car in the Republic of Ireland during the month of March at Independent dealerships. 

The 2014 Petrol Volkswagen Golf came in second place with the 2016 Volkswagen Passat coming in third place at Independent dealerships. 

We see hybrid vehicles coming into the top-ten list for Independent dealers. In Seventh place is the 2018 Hybrid Bmw 5 series, Diesel continues to be the most popular engine type in Ireland. 

The 2019 Diesel Hyundai Tucson was by far the best-selling car at Franchise dealerships coming in first, Sixth and Eight places. The VW Polo, Sportage, Tucson, Golf, Qashqai, Kuga and Corolla were all very popular cars at franchise dealerships. 

The quickest-selling car at Independent dealerships in March was the 2007 Petrol Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class with the 2010 Diesel Skoda Yeti coming in second. The quickest-selling car from the franchise dealers was 2020 Diesel Ford Galaxy and the 2020 Hybrid BMW X5 coming in second place and also the Diesel version of the 2019 Volkswagen Touran in third place.

The March report reveals that of the top ten cars sold privately, the 2011 Diesel Volkswagen Passat was by far the most popular car in Ireland sold privately. The VW Golf came in second, Fifth, Sixth and Eight places. 

Of the top-ten cars valued during the month of March was the 2014 Petrol Nissan Micra with the 2020 Electric Mercedes-Benz EQC and the 2016 Diesel Hyundai Tucson coming in second and third place respectively.

Top 10 Used Cars Sold by Indep. Dealers

2014 Petrol Volkswagen Polo

2014 Petrol Volkswagen Golf

2016 Diesel Volkswagen Passat

2018 Diesel Nissan Qashqai

2017 Diesel Nissan Qashqai

2019 Diesel BMW 5 Series

2018 Hybrid BMW 5 Series

2017 Diesel Ford Focus

2017 Diesel Volkswagen Passat

2018 Diesel Volkswagen Passat


Top 10 Used Cars Sold by Franchise Dealers

2019 Diesel Hyundai Tucson

2019 Hybrid Toyota Corolla

2019 Petrol Volkswagen Polo

2019 Diesel KIA Sportage

2019 Diesel Skoda Octavia

2018 Diesel Hyundai Tucson

2019 Diesel Volkswagen Tiguan

2020 Diesel Hyundai Tucson

2020 Hybrid Toyota Corolla

2019 Diesel Ford Kuga


Top 10 Quickest Sellers (Indep. dealers)

2007 Petrol Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

2010 Diesel Skoda Yeti

2007 Diesel Volkswagen Passat

2012 Petrol Ford C-Max

2009 Diesel MINI Cooper

2015 Diesel Citroen C4 Picasso

2008 Diesel Suzuki SX4

2009 Diesel Honda Civic

2007 Petrol KIA Ceed

2007 Petrol Volkswagen Golf


Top 10 Quickest Sellers (Franchise dealers)

2020 Diesel Ford Galaxy

2020 Hybrid BMW X5

2019 Diesel Volkswagen Touran

2018 Petrol BMW 5 Series

2016 Diesel KIA Sorento

2017 Diesel KIA Sorento

2012 Petrol Nissan Micra

2020 Diesel Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

2014 Petrol Nissan Qashqai

2019 Diesel Audi Q2


Top 10 Used Cars Sold Privately

2011 Diesel Volkswagen Passat

2011 Diesel Volkswagen Golf

2011 Diesel Ford Focus

2011 Diesel BMW 5 Series

2013 Diesel Volkswagen Golf

2015 Diesel Volkswagen Golf

2007 Petrol Ford Focus

2012 Diesel Volkswagen Golf

2013 Diesel BMW 5 Series

2013 Diesel BMW 3 Series

Top 10 Overall Cars Valued

2014 Petrol Nissan Micra

2020 Electric Mercedes-Benz EQC

2016 Diesel Hyundai Tucson

2017 Diesel Volvo XC60

2002 Petrol SEAT Ibiza

2019 Diesel Audi A6

2019 Diesel Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2019 Petrol Peugeot 3008

2016 Diesel Nissan Qashqai

2016 Diesel Ford Focus


Justin Kavanagh
Justin Kavanagh is a recognised leader in automotive intelligence and vehicle data supply to the entire motor industry. He has almost 20 years experience in building systems from the ground up. As the Managing Director of Vehicle Management System, he understands the need and importance of trustworthy and reliable vehicle history and advice to both the trade and the public.
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