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4,500 Cars Licenced For The First Time In The Midlands In 2019

Nationally, the number of new private cars registered decreased by 6.5%. 

4,500 cars were licensed for the first time in the midlands in 2019. 

Nationally, the number of new private cars registered decreased by 6.5%. 

Westmeath had the greatest number of cars licensed for the first time last year at just under 2,000. 

Laois was next with 1,324. 

While Offaly was close behind with 1,307 individual vehicles registered. 

Toyota is the most popular brand in the midlands - its Corolla model makes up 5% of registrations. 

Hyundai ranks second in the popularity stakes and Volkswagon third. 

Combined, they account for one in five of cars licensed throughout the year.

Diesel is still the most favoured fuel, with over half of registrations running that engine.

While, just 3% of cars are electric. 

January was the most popular month for buyers, but only 3 cars were registered in December.  

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