Official statistics launched at this time by the Society of the Irish Motor Trade (SIMI) present that complete new automobile registrations for the month of Might are up 4.7% (6,341) in comparison with Might 2018 (6,055).
New automobile registrations yr to this point are down 7.6% (79,343) on the identical interval final yr (85,868).
The 5 bestselling automobile manufacturers yr to this point are 1. Volkswagen, 2. Toyota, 3. Hyundai, 4. Ford and 5. Skoda.
The 5 bestselling automobiles to date in 2019 in Eire are 1. Nissan Qashqai, 2. Hyundai Tucson, 3. Toyota Corolla, 4. Volkswagen Tiguan and 5. Skoda Octavia.
The highest promoting automobile in Might was the Toyota Corolla.
New Gentle Industrial Car (LCV) registrations are additionally up, 5.2% (1,726)
on Might 2018 (1,641), with registrations yr to this point down 8.4% (14,617). Whereas
New Heavy Industrial Automobiles (HGV) elevated 31.3% (298) compared to Might
2018 (227) and yr to this point are additionally up 7.7% (1,491)
Imported Used Automobiles for Might elevated 4.1% (9,346) on the identical month final
yr (8,978) whereas yr to this point imports are 3% (45,062) forward of 2018 (43,739).
New electrical automobile registrations proceed to develop month on month with a
complete of 1,902 EV automobiles registered to date this yr, surpassing the entire quantity
of EVs registered for 2018 (1,233).
Brian Cooke, SIMI Director Basic, mentioned: “Registrations for the month of Might, each automobiles and lightweight industrial autos, confirmed an enchancment on Might of final yr, though the rise in numerical phrases was comparatively small. Nonetheless, gross sales general yr to this point have been disappointing with each enterprise and client Brexit associated uncertainty contributing to dampened demand for brand spanking new autos. As we transfer into June the Trade is now targeted on preparations for the beginning of the July 192 registration interval. This may see a wide range of sturdy presents to customers throughout all manufacturers, and on this setting, customers can have a large selection of automobiles to select from at a extremely aggressive value.”