Finance Levels Way Up As PCPs Expire And Hit The Market

Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is 12.5% – up from 11.5% in January and 9.5% in June 2016. Cartell.ie also reports that more vehicles for certain key registration years are being offered for sale with finance outstanding than in 2016. From a sample of […]

Seat Sales Shoot Up To Their Highest Level Since 2001

 SEAT concluded the first half of 2017 with the best commercial result since 2001. The brand’s global sales grew by 13.7% compared to the same period in 2016, to stand at a total figure of 246,500 vehicles (2016: 216,800), nearly 30,000 more cars. In the month of June, SEAT sold 45,200 units, an increase of […]

Steady start for 171 with registration numbers close to 2016

January 2017 car sales (39,019), on January 2016 (39,722) -1.7% 2017 forecast of new car sales, 142,000 New car sales total in 2016 (146,603) up 17.5% on 2015 €1.5 Billion Exchequer contribution in 2016 from car sales Cost of Motoring: Average price of a new car -5.5% lower (Dec 2016 v Dec 2015), Petrol prices […]

10% Reduction Being Applied Across The New Car Model Range

Mercedes-Benz in Ireland has announced that it is introducing a 10% reduction in the price of all Mercedes-Benz passenger cars with immediate effect.   The reduction, which will apply for a limited period, will be implemented evenly across all models and all model segments, free of any terms and conditions.     The intention behind […]

SIMI/DoneDeal Motor Report Indicates Strong 2016, But Urges Caution For 2017

 New car sales for 2016 expected to finish at 147,000 New car sales at 143,190 for first three quarters of 2016, 18.4% higher than 2015. €1.25 billion contributed to the Exchequer from new car sales, 24.1% ahead of 2015. Strongest car sales growth in first 9 months – Roscommon, 30.9%. Lowest – Leitrim, 11.5% 48,943 […]

Slowdown In October New Car Sales

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued the official 162 car sales figures for the month of October. Total new car registrations Year to Date (145,433) are up 21,913 units or +18%, on the same period last year (123,520).However new car registrations for the month of October (2,243) decreased by 316 units […]

Good start for new car registrations as Industry moves towards normality

New car sales total in first 3 months 2016 (82,830) up 28% on 2015 Strongest Growth in Car Sales Q1 2016: Roscommon 45.1%, Longford lowest 17.7% €752 million Exchequer contribution from car sales Q1 of 2016 up 31.4% Commercial Vehicles Q1 2016: Light Commercials +33.6% (13,460) and Heavy Commercial Vehicles    62.8% (1,063) Employment currently […]

Spring arrives early for the Motor Industry as February car sales blossom

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations for the month of February were up 37%( 21,625) compared to February 2015 (15,778) while total new car sales are up 35% (61,350) on the same period last year (45,586). Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV), are currently up 50% […]

Car Sales Up 33% In January 2016

• New car sales total in 2015 (124,945) up 30 % on 2014 • €1.19 Billion Exchequer contribution in 2015 from car sales • Employment currently 43,400 2016 forecast new jobs to increase by 3% • Petrol prices down -8.2 %, Diesel prices down -11.4%, Insurance Costs up +30.7 % • January 2016 car sales […]

Audi Ireland Achieves Record July Sales With Expanded Dealer Network

Doubling of employee numbers reflects “increasing demand for the Audi brand” 35% year-on-year increase on the first month of sales for the 152-reg period Audi’s A1, A3 and A6 models recording strong sales Audi Ireland, the country’s number one premium car brand, today reported a record first month of sales for the 152-reg period. In […]

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