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 […]

New Vehicle Sales Set To Eclipse Total For 2014

Vehicle history expert CARTELL.IE reports today (July 17) that new vehicle sales so far this year are set to eclipse last year’s total – with more than 5 months of the year remaining. There have been 118,083 New Vehicle Sales (all types) in the year to date. Last year’s total was 119,172. The month of […]

2015: New Vehicle Sales Up 32%: Used Market Up 11%

Vehicle history expert report today (April 17) that in Q1 2015 there have been 75,655 new vehicles sold. The number includes all new vehicles registered in the State in 2015 and includes private, hackney, taxi as well as light and heavy commercial vehicles and all other classes of vehicle. The figure represents a strong […]

“Clocking” Set To Be Criminalised On Wednesday

Vehicle History Check Expert today (January 13) welcomes the news that the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport is set to move amendments to the Road Traffic (No. 2) Bill 2013 on Wednesday which will introduce the offence of “interference with the odometer of a motor vehicle” into Irish law. That legislation is already […]

Car sales for the first quarter of the year are down 14% on last year

Car sales for the first quarter of the year are down 14% on last year. 39,511 new cars were sold in the first 3 months of the year, compared to 45,840 last year, a decline of 6,329. Sales in March were down 10% with 1,356 fewer cars sold in the month. Alan Nolan, SIMI’s Director […]

Tuesday Most Popular Day to Buy a Car

Vehicle data expert reports today that Tuesday is the most popular day of the week to buy or sell a used car. The result is based on analysis of daily transaction figures for used vehicles over the past 5 years. In terms of yearly breakdown consistently the most popular day of the year to […]

« Previous Page