New figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that car sales in October (1,947) were down 13.74% compared to the same month in 2016 (2,257), and cars for the year so far (130,521) are down 10.27% compared to the same period last year (145,461).
Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) sales fell in October by 24.68% with 873 registrations compared to 1,159 in October last year. Sales for LCV’s for the the year so far were down 14.39% (23,372) compared to the same period in 2016 (27,303). The top five best selling LCV makes so far this year are: Ford (5,498), Volkswagen (4,197), Renault (3,131), Toyota (1,924) and Peugeot (1,706).
Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGC) sales were down 10.94% (114) in October compared to the same month last year (128). And sales were down 15.33% (2,348) for the year so far compared to the same period last year (2,773). The top five selling makes of HGV so far this year are: Volvo (643), Scania (492), Daf (265), Mercedes-Benz (254) and Renault (223).
Volkswagen was once again the top selling make in October with 286 units, followed by Skoda, Kia, Audi and Ford. Volkswagen was the also best selling brand for the year to date with 13,676 units with Toyota (12,641), Ford (12,199), Hyundai (11,841) and Nissan (10,303) completing the top five.
The top selling car of October was the Volkswagen Golf, followed by Skoda Octavia, the new Kia Stonic, Ford Mondeo and Volkswagen Tiguan. The top five selling car models for the year to date are the Hyundai Tucson (4,903), Volkswagen Golf (4,283), Nissan Qashqai (4,177), Skoda Octavia (3,948) and Ford Focus (3,835).
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