New car registrations for last month dropped 72.3% when compared to May 2019, according to the latest figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry.  1,751 new cars were registered last month, compared to 6,320 in May 2019. The figures reveal that Covid-19 has heavily impacted on sales, with retailer’s showrooms remaining closed until the 18th of […]
European passenger car sales slumped in April as the first full month with restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic across the continent dragged sales to a record drop, data showed today.  In April, new car registrations dropped by 78.3% to 292,182 vehicles in the European Union, Britain and the European Free Trade Association countries. This […]
European passenger car registrations rose 4.5% in November, marking the third consecutive month of growth this year, thanks to robust demand in Germany and France and a rebound in demand for VW, Audi and Porsche.  Registrations rose to 1,210,860 million cars in the countries of the European Union and the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA), […]
Passenger car registrations in Europe rose 8.6% in October, to their highest level since 2009, driven by robust demand in Germany and France. The figures were also boosted by a rebound in demand for Volkswagen cars, which posted a 29% gain. Registrations rose to 1.214 million cars in the countries of the European Union and […]
UK car imports spend races 181% higher in summer months – Fexco New figures show that Irish motorists increased their spending on cars imported from the UK by 181% in July and August compared to the same two months in 2018. The figures show that the country’s car import boom is picking up speed as […]
UK car industry warns next PM no-deal Brexit is not an option Britain’s car industry has warned the next prime minister against a “seismic” no-deal Brexit in October, which it said could add billions of pounds in tariffs and cause border disruption, crippling the sector. Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to succeed Theresa May, and his […]
New car sales slow again in May – CSO The number of new private cars licensed for the first time fell again in May as imports continued to rise, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show. A total of 9,126 new private cars were licensed in May, down 2.5% from the 9,362 registered the […]
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