Sunday May 31, 2020

Second-hand surge as new car sales take a hit

Cartell.ie reveals a bumper year for used vehicle market in 2016, but new car registrations are ‘poorer than hoped’

5th March, 2017
Alan Nolan, Simi director general

Last week, the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (Simi) released its figures for the month of February 2017, which showed that new car registrations were down 21 per cent (at 17,128) compared to the same month in 2016 (21,573).

Total new car registrations for 2017 were down eight per cent (at 56,110) on the same period last year (61,295).

In the commercial vehicle market, light commercial vehicles were down 11 per cent year-to-date following a 28 per cent dip in February, while...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Sextech creates a platform for gender equality and diversity in sex education while challenging negative perceptions of how sex and sexuality are presented

Caroline West | 1 week ago

The possibly least ‘normal people’ in the world have watched Normal People, and are now mega-fans – and it’s all very exploding head emoji

Emer McLysaght | 1 week ago

Having traded his Six One News slot for the wireless two years ago, the RTÉ veteran now finds himself presenting Morning Ireland from his home in Portobello – but says the 4am starts are still worth it

Daniel Murray | 3 weeks ago