172 Cars and The Most Desirable Models

172 Cars and The Most Desirable Models

Jun 19, 2017

172 Cars and The Most Desirable Models

On July 1st, newly-registered 172 cars will hit Irish roads for the first time. It’s always interesting in the lead up to the new car registration period here at Carzone, as thousands of new car buyers use our websites and mobile apps to research new models and find their ideal next car.

With this in mind, we have compiled a list of some of the top-searched new 2017 cars on Carzone so far in June; models which you can expect to see on the road with a shiny 172 registration plate from July onwards.


Skoda Kodiaq

The Kodiaq is Skoda’s new large seven seat SUV that everyone is talking about. With sharp styling, a range of economical engines and a family-friendly interior, the Kodiaq will be high on Irish new car buyers shopping lists during the coming months.

Skoda Kodiaq Ireland 2017

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

A luxurious and practical executive option, the E-Class remains one of Carzone’s most-searched saloon and estate cars and it’s easy to see why too. Few cars can match the E-Class when it comes to comfort and interior finish.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate 2017

Volkswagen Golf

The all-new Golf has just recently arrived and it’s packed with more exciting technology and equipment than ever before. The Golf’s styling has been subtly updated with sharper features and it’s likely to remain one of the best selling cars in its class. 

2017 Volkswagen Golf Hathcback

BMW 5 Series

The hotly-anticipated new BMW 5 Series went on sale in Ireland this year and quickly became one of Carzone’s top-searched executive cars. It’s more luxurious, powerful and filled with exciting technology than ever before! 

2017 BMW 5 Series Saloon Ireland

Peugeot 3008

Peugeot’s stylish new crossover is one that will certainly appeal to buyers during 172. With striking design inside and out, lively petrol and diesel engines and a high quality cabin, the 3008 has become one of the top searched models since it arrived in Ireland earlier this year.

2017 Peugeot 3008 SUV ireland

Opel Insignia Grand Sport

The new Opel Insignia Grand Sport arrives in Ireland this summer and will be on top of buyer’s wish lists for 172. It’s one of the best-looking Opel cars ever and boasts incredible connectivity and driver assist systems too.

Opel Insginia Grand Sport Ireland

Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar’s new SUV is incredibly stylish and one of the most luxurious options in its class. With economical diesel options to choose from, an eye-catching cabin and great storage space inside, it is one of the most practical Jaguar models ever!

Jaguar F Pace 2017 SUV

Land Rover Discovery

The new fifth generation Land Rover Discovery is striking in every way. It’s larger, more economical and better off road than ever before, which makes it one of the best SUV choices on the market. Now with seven electrically controlled seats, it’s also well suited to family life. 

Land Rover Discovery Ireland 2017

Audi A5

The new Audi A5 range arrived in Ireland earlier this year and it offers more road presence and exciting technology inside. With Sportback, Coupe and Cabriolet models to choose from, there is a new A5 to suit every occasion too.

Audi A5 2017 Ireland

Ford Mondeo

The new Mondeo remains one of Ford’s most-searched 2017 models on Carzone and it’s easy to see why with a spacious and comfortable interior, a refined feel and incredibly efficient engins. Buyers also love the Mondeo’s great safety ratings and standard kit.

Ford Mondeo 2017 Saloon

Toyota C-HR

The C-HR is Toyota’s exciting new Compact SUV that stands out on the road like few other cars in its class. With futuristic styling and lots of impressive standard equipment, the C-HR is great fun to drive and will appeal to lots of buyers during 172.  

Toyota CHR Ireland SUV

Renault Megane

The new Renault Megane range brings exciting styling, lots of interior technology and an excellent range of engines to choose from. With Hatchback, Gran Coupe and Sport Tourer versions to choose from, the new Megane range is more impressive than ever before.

New Renault Megane Hatchback Ireland

SEAT Ateca

SEAT’s first SUV is an impressive one too, with striking styling, a strong engine line-up and a highly-practical interior. The Ateca has quickly become the most-searched new SEAT on Carzone and for good reason too.

2017 SEAT Ateca SUV Ireland

Kia Sportage

Kia’s mid-sized SUV continues to be one of the best-selling cars in its class with its desirable looks, a well-finished interior and frugal diesel engine options. Top this off with a standard seven year warranty and it certainly makes for an enticing proposition.

2017 Kia Sportage SUV

Volvo S90

The new Volvo S90 is the most technologically-advanced and best-looking saloon that Volvo has ever made. With excellent standard equipment and competitive prices, the luxury saloon has been gaining lots of new fans in 2017. 

2017 Volvo S90 Saloon Ireland

Hyundai Tucson

The Tucson was one of Ireland’s best-selling new cars in 2016 and it’s likely that this will continue for 2017, as it’s a highly practical, comfortable and stylish SUV package.

New Hyundai Tucson Ireland

Dacia Duster

The Duster is the most affordable option in its class with practical storage, a range of frugal engines and most importantly, a very appealing price tag.

Dacia Duster 2017 SUV

Honda Civic

Honda’s striking new Civic recently arrived in Ireland and it’s sportier, more engaging to drive and available with a new range of powerful petrol engines. What’s more, it’s more connected with safety systems and integrated smartphone technology.

2017 Honda Civic Ireland

Nissan Micra

The new Nissan Micra went on sale in Ireland earlier this year and it’s more stylish, spacious and kitted out with smart technology than ever before. What’s more, its more customisable with over 100 different styling configuration possible.

2017 Nissan Micra Ireland

Mazda CX-5

Mazda’s CX-5 has always been a popular SUV choice with Irish buyers, and there is a brand new model in town for 172. With sharpened styling, new interior design catered towards the drive and lots of different displays and technology on board, it should catch buyers attention during 172.

2017 Mazda CX-5 SUV