1 June 2017

Car registrations still down

At the end of the first five months of the year, new car registrations remain down by 10pc compared to the same trading period last year, writes Brian Byrne.

According to figures released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry, registrations of light commercial vehjicles are also down, by 14pc.

The top registered brands are Volkswagen, Toyota, Hyundai, Ford and Nissan.

The top registered car models are Hyundai Tucson, Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus.

SIMI’s director general Alan Nolan says the figures reflect ‘the unpredictable nature of the market at present’.