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Carzone reveals the most popular cars of the year.

Carzone data examines the most viewed car makes and models in 2021

Carzone, Ireland’s trusted motoring marketplace, has revealed this year’s most viewed vehicles based on data from the platform throughout 2021. Despite a host of new models arriving on the market in 2021, the Volkswagen Golf remains the most-viewed model on Carzone this year, followed by the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class respectively.  Of those motorists currently looking to buy a car, 31% are planning to buy a diesel model and another 31% are planning to buy a petrol model. Nonetheless, a significant 15% are planning to purchase a hybrid model and another 9% are hoping to buy a fully electric model as their next car.

The most-viewed diesel cars are a trio of premium executive models with the BMW 5 Series taking the top spot and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6 coming in second and third.

The top-ranking petrol models are made up of compact models including the Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Polo and Ford Fiesta.

According to recent data from Carzone, one in four new cars searched on Carzone are electric, compared to one in 20 at the beginning of this year. The search data also found that the total EV (electric vehicle) adverts viewed on Carzone increased by 109% in November 2021 versus the same period last year. This year, the ever-popular Nissan LEAF retains its spot as the most-viewed electric model on Carzone for the last 12 months with the premium Audi e-tron high on the EV wish list in second place, and the Volkswagen ID.3 in third. The most viewed plug-in-hybrid models are the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 3 Series and the BMW X5, while Toyota ‘s Corolla, RAV 4 and C-HR are the most viewed petrol-electric hybrid models.

This year, the Hyundai Tucson is the best-selling new car in Ireland, followed by the Toyota Corolla in second place and the Toyota Yaris in third place. The Volkswagen Tiguan rounds out the top four places (source SIMI Motorstats).

Commenting on the search data, Karl Connolly, Audience Manager Carzone said: “This year we have seen several new models introduced to the market, but our data shows that car buyers are sticking to what they know when it comes to researching a car purchase. The most viewed cars on our platform have remained mostly unchanged from 2020. We have seen the most change in the EV category where the market continues to expand, and more models are made available. This follows the large rise in interest in EVs we have seen this year from Irish motorists, with a 109% increase in EV advert views on Carzone in November 2021 versus the same period last year.”


Overall Most Viewed Models in 2021    
1. Volkswagen Golf    
2. BMW 5 Series    
3. Mercedes-Benz E-Class    
4. BMW 3 Series    
5. Audi A6    
6. Ford Focus    
7. Mercedes-Benz C-Class    
8. Audi A4    
9. Nissan Qashqai    
10. Audi A3    
Most Viewed Hybrid Models in 2021   Most Viewed Electric Models in 2021
1. BMW 5 Series   1. Nissan LEAF
2. BMW 3 Series   2. Audi e-tron
3. BMW X5   3. Volkswagen ID.4
4. Toyota Corolla   4. Tesla Model S
5. Mercedes-Benz C-Class   5. Volkswagen ID.3
6. Toyota RAV4   6. Tesla Model 3
7. Toyota C-HR   7. Hyundai IONIQ
8. Volvo XC90   8. Porsche Taycan
9. Mitsubishi Outlander   9. Renault ZOE
10. Porsche Panamera   10. Hyundai KONA
Most Viewed Petrol Models in 2021        Most Viewed Diesel Models in 2021   
1. Volkswagen Golf       1. BMW 5 Series  
2. Volkswagen Polo       2. Mercedes-Benz E-Class  
3. Ford Fiesta       3. Audi A6  
4. Nissan Qashqai       4. Volkswagen Golf  
5. Ford Focus       5. Audi A4  
6. Audi A3       6. Ford Focus  
7. Porsche 911       7. Volkswagen Passat  
8. Renault Clio       8. Hyundai Tucson  
9. Audi A1       9. BMW 3 Series  
10. MINI Hatch       10. Volkswagen Tiguan  






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