Carzone predicts 16th January as the day we are most likely to consider buying a new car
With New Year’s resolutions in full swing and as we inch closer to pay day, it seems that mid-January is the time many of us start to think about buying a new car.
According to the latest Carzone Motoring Report almost half of us (45%) intend to buy a new car this year and based on data from previous years and monitoring traffic visiting the site, Carzone predicts that Monday 16th January is the day when we are most likely to consider buying a car.
When it comes to the type of car we want to purchase, the car buying experts at Carzone have put together a list of the most popular cars by segment based on searches on the site year-to-date.
The Volkswagen Golf, which was the most searched for car on the website last year, is the most popular car within the family hatchback segment year to date while the Nissan Leaf is the most searched for electric car.
The Dacia Duster takes the top spot in the budget car category while the Lexus IS300H is the most searched for hybrid car in its category.
The most searched for cars on Carzone year-to-date by segment
Family Hatchback - Volkswagen Golf
Budget Car - Dacia Duster
Executive Saloon - Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Midsize Saloon - Audi A4
Compact SUV - Nissan Qashqai
Family Saloon - Toyota Avensis
Large SUV - BMW X5
Hybrid Car - Lexus IS300H
Electric Car - Nissan LEAF
Commenting Karl Connolly, audience manager Carzone said: “January is traditionally a time of change and as we reach the half way point of January, many of us start looking to upgrade our car. Based on previous years we know that the third Monday of January is the day when people start to think seriously about this and start looking. For those who want to change their car this year, Carzone offers the best selection of new and used cars in Ireland. Whether you are looking for a family saloon, a hybrid car or a car under a certain price point this January, Carzone has a car to suit all tastes and budgets.”