Carzone has identified the most viewed vehicles of this quarter, with the Volkswagen Golf in first place.
Despite the growing interest in electric and hybrid vehicles this year, gasoline and diesel fuel types remain the most popular.
Since 2016, the Volkswagen Golf is the most viewed car at Carzone, closely followed by the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, respectively.
In the first quarter of 2022, the Volkswagen Golf remains the most viewed car, with the Audi A6 at number five and the Ford Focus at number seven.
Data shows that electric and hybrid vehicles are the most popular choice for those looking to buy a new car this year.
Six of the ten most viewed new cars at Carzone so far this year are electric and one is hybrid.
Interest in new powertrain vehicles is reflected in recent Carzone research that highlights that 1 in 2 (49 percent) of those switching cars in the next 12 months plan to buy an electric or hybrid.
The electric Hyundai Ioniq is the most viewed new car in Ireland (221), followed by the Kia Sportage in second place and the Volkswagen ID.4 in third place.
The Ioniq has surged in popularity this year, jumping from the seventh most popular electric vehicle on the site (both new and used electric vehicles) in 2021 to the most wanted electric vehicle in the first quarter of 2022.
The premium Audi e-tron also ranks high on the EV wish list in second place, and the Nissan Leaf in third. The most popular hybrid models are the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 3 Series and the Toyota Corolla.
The most viewed diesel cars are, once again, a trio of premium executive models with the BMW 5 Series taking first place and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6 in second and third places.
The most popular gasoline models are made up of hatchback models, including the Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Polo and Ford Fiesta.
Commenting on the data, Karl Connolly, Audience Manager at Carzone, said: “So far this year we have seen several new models introduced to the market, but our data shows that car buyers are sticking with what they know. when it comes to researching a car. buy.
“The most viewed cars on our platform have remained largely unchanged since 2021. However, we have seen the biggest change in the EV category, where the market continues to expand rapidly in line with consumer demand, and more models are available. “.