New car registrations fell by 2.1% in October when compared to the same month of last year, according to the Society of the Irish Motor Industry.

There were 2,624 new cars registered in the month, 56 fewer than in October 2021.

It brings to 104,056 the total number of new cars registered in Ireland in the first ten months of 2022, up 0.6% on the same period of last year.

Though the figure is 10.4% lower than it was before the start of the Covid pandemic.

Meanwhile used car imports fell by 24.2% in the month, with imports down 26.6% in the year-to-date.

During the month, electric cars represented 14.6% of all new registrations. Electric cars have made up more than 8% of all registrations so far this year, according to SIMI.

Plug-in hybrid vehicles made up 6.8% of registrations in the month, while hybrid vehicles represented 19.4% of registrations.

Petrol continued to be the most popular fuel-type, representing 30.2% of registrations, while diesel accounted for 26.9%.

According to the SIMI data, Toyota is the most popular make of car so far this year - with its vehicles making up 15.1% of all registrations.

However the Hyundai Tucson has been the most popular vehicle type, taking a 6.1% share of the market.