Brexit effect may put brakes on car sales

Motor industry report projects slight 2017 drop after strong growth last year

1st February, 2017
2017 may not be as strong for new car sales. Pic: Rollingnews.ie

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has forecast a more difficult year for new car sales after a strong 2016.

New car sales in January came to 39,019, down 1.7 per cent compared with the same month last year.

The SIMI/Done Deal review of 2016 reported that 146,603 new cars were sold last year, up 17.5 per cent from 2015 and the best figure since 2009.

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