Used car imports soar in June
New official figures show used-car imports were up 36.7pc for June.
At the same time, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures show new-car sales slumped 39.9pc.
But new-car registrations for the first four days of the 132-reg era have soared to 3,995, according to Motorcheck.ie figures.
That is only a few hundred short of the total for all of July 2012 and shows a remarkable response to the mid-year registration.