Wednesday 23 August 2017

New car registrations soared by 37pc last month, according to figures

Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Tucson
Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

New car registrations soared by 37pc last month, new figures reveal.

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) statistics for February show a 37pc increase (to 21,625).

Registrations for the year-to-date are up 35pc (to 61,350 compared with 45,586 for the first two months of 2015).

SIMI Deputy Director General Brian Cooke says the figures “clearly indicate” consumer and business confidence remain strong.

The five top-selling brands this year are: Hyundai, Toyota, Ford, Volkswagen and Nissan.

The top-five selling models are: The Hyundai Tucson, Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf, Skoda Octavia and Toyota Corolla.

Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) are up 39pc so far this year.

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