New figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that car sales in July (27,748) were down 7.14% compared to the same month in 2016 (29,880), and cars for the year so far (118,925) are down 9.36% compared to the same period last year (131,207).
Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) sales fell in July by 8.48% with 3,963 registrations compared to 4,330 in July last year. Sales for LCV’s for the the year so far were down 13.13% (19,746) compared to the same period in 2016 (22,731). The top five best selling LCV makes so far this year are: Ford (4,732), Volkswagen (3,647), Renault (2,534), Toyota (1,683) and Peugeot (1,404).
Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGC) sales were down 21.77% (309) in July compared to the same month last year (395). And sales were down 13.02% (1,892) for the year so far compared to the same period last year (2,182). The top five selling makes of HGV so far this year are: Volvo (480), Scania (397), Daf (228), Mercedes-Benz (227) and Renault (171).
Volkswagen was the top selling make in July with 2,996 units, followed by Toyota, Hyundai, Ford and Nissan. Volkswagen was the also best selling brand for the year to date with 12,215 units with Toyota (11,671), Hyundai (11,322), Ford (11,140) and Nissan (9,691) completing the top five.
The top selling car of the month was Volkswagen Golf, followed by Hyundai Tucson, Ford Focus, Nissan Qashqai and Toyota Yaris. The five top car model’s for the year to date are the Hyundai Tucson (4,636), Nissan Qashqai (3,929), Volkswagen Golf (3,849), Ford Focus (3,609) and Skoda Octavia (3,547).
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