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.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Vincent Boland: Toshiba needs to be rescued from itself as it all goes wrong yet again

Susan O’Keeffe: Reality intrudes on stage-managed political theatre

World Susan O'Keeffe 2 days ago

Nadine O’Regan: The reality of vaccinated people is not mine

Emer McLysaght: Words of wisdom from a misguided geography nerd