Motor body warns against Budget tax hikes

Motor body warns against Budget tax  hikes
Strong rise in new car sales in August

SIMI says new car sales on course to hit 150,000 this year

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has called on the Government to refrain from imposing any tax increases on the sector in the forthcoming Budget.

The call came as SIMI reported that there were 7,313 new cars registered during August, an increase of 14 per cent on the same month last year. So far this year, new car sales are up 19 per cent to 138,538.

It said commercial vehicles were also performing strongly, with light commercial...

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