New car sales: January car registrations rise by 27%

February 10, 2022 by

New car sales have started strong, with a 27% rise in January 2022 over the same month in 2021. Read on for full details.

  • 115,087 new car sales in January 2022
  • 27% rise compared with January 2021

New car sales have surged at the start of 2021, with a rise of 27.5% in January 2022’s figures over the first month of 2021.

In total, 115,087 cars were registered throughout the month.

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Alternatively-fuelled cars saw the biggest growth with a 92.5% increase in hybrid and electric car sales to 36,972. In c0ntrast, diesel declined by 45.8% to just 6,008.

New car sales: biggest sellers in January

The Kia Sportage took top honours in the first month of 2021, tallying 3,458 new registrations.

Another SUV, the Ford Puma, followed in second at 2,608.

Third place goes to another SUV, the Kia Niro, that recorded 2,372 registrations.

January new car registrations
Kia Sportage 3,458 Latest deals
Ford Puma 2,608 Latest deals
Kia Niro 2,372 Latest deals
MINI 2,313 Latest deals
Vauxhall Corsa 2,285 Latest deals
Hyundai Tucson 2,236 Latest deals
Vauxhall Mokka 2,194 Latest deals
Ford Focus 1,822 Latest deals
VW T-Roc 1,813 Latest deals
Toyota Corolla 1,767 Latest deals

New car sales: biggest sellers in 2022

2022 new car registrations
Kia Sportage 3,458 Latest deals
Ford Puma 2,608 Latest deals
Kia Niro 2,372 Latest deals
MINI 2,313 Latest deals
Vauxhall Corsa 2,285 Latest deals
Hyundai Tucson 2,236 Latest deals
Vauxhall Mokka 2,194 Latest deals
Ford Focus 1,822 Latest deals
VW T-Roc 1,813 Latest deals
Toyota Corolla 1,767 Latest deals