Small cars to get big market share

Environmental concerns, coupled with the new financial reality, mean that small-engined cars are set to take over the roads, writes John Cradden

21st February, 2009

Although new car registrations dropped by 66 per cent overall in January, figures from the Department of Finance show there has been a marked rise in the sale of small-engined cars that qualify for the lowest rate of VRT and motor tax.

Registrations of cars in Band A - those that emit less than 121g/km of CO2 and qualify for annual motor tax of €104 and a 14 per centVRT rate - increased by 114 per...

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