Strong July ‘152’ sales drive up new car registrations

Strong July ‘152’ sales drive up new car registrations
SIMI president Mark Boggan, Minister of State Damien English and SIMI director general Alan Nolan.

SIMI figures highlight 25.4 increase in car sales this year

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has released the official car sales figures for July as part of the 2nd Quarter SIMI Motor Industry Review in association with DoneDeal. The “152” sales figures for July are up 48 per cent (27,633) compared to (18,711) in July 2014 and are currently up 30 per cent (109,960) for the first half of 2015. Light commercial vehicles (LCV) were up 49 per cent (3,768) on July 2014 (2,535) and year to date are up 54 per cent (18,426). Heavy goods vehicles (HGV) are also up for the month of July 41 per cent (291) compared to the same month last year (207) and overall are up 9 per cent (1,556).

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