The Society of the Irish Motor Business (SIMI) has launched their official new car registration statistics for the month of July 2019, which present that the entire new 192 automotive registrations for the month of July are down 8.4% (24,685) compared with July 2018 (26,958).
New automotive registrations yr thus far are down 8% (105,441) on the identical interval final yr (114,082).
The bestselling automotive in July was the Toyota Corolla.
The highest 5 bestselling manufacturers yr thus far are 1. Volkswagen 2. Toyota 3. Hyundai 4. Ford and 5. Skoda.
The highest 5 bestselling automobiles yr thus far are 1. Toyota Corolla 2. Hyundai Tucson 3. Nissan Qashqai 4. Skoda Octavia and 5.Volkswagen Tiguan.
New Mild Industrial Car (LCV) registrations are up 8.4% (4,730) on July 2018 (4,363), nevertheless registrations yr thus far are down -4.5% (20,056). Whereas New Heavy Industrial Autos (HGV) decreased 33.3% (250) compared to July 2018 (375) and yr thus far are up 5.5% (2,050)
Imported Used Automobiles for July noticed a rise of 16.0% (9,384) on the identical month final yr (8,093) and yr thus far imports are up 4.2% (62,505) forward of 2018 (59,972).
New electrical car registrations proceed to develop month on month with a complete of two,689 EV automobiles registered to date this yr.
Commenting on the registrations figures Brian Cooke, SIMI Director Normal mentioned:
“The 192-registration interval is usually a interval of upturn for brand spanking new car gross sales nevertheless July has replicated the primary 6 months of the yr and proved a disappointing month for brand spanking new automobiles, down over 8% on final yr. There continues to be a surge in used automotive imports, the vast majority of that are coming from the UK. Whereas Brexit is clearly an element on this improve, Eire’s taxation system overburdens new automobiles, inflicting motorists both to hold on to their older smokier automobiles or look to the UK for an older import. Over the past Three years we’ve got imported 150,000 automobiles that don’t meet the most recent EU emission requirements, which in impact means Eire has turn into the dumping floor for older automobiles the UK doesn’t need. This isn’t solely unhealthy information for Irish retailers and their workers, but in addition unhealthy information for Eire’s atmosphere.
Finances 2020 represents an actual alternative for Authorities to redress the stability, by implementing taxation modifications that encourage the sale of recent automobiles and to focus any taxation will increase on older used imports. The Irish Motor Business is dedicated to enjoying its half in decreasing emissions and the renewal of our nationwide fleet with new and newer automobiles is essential to reaching this. We can’t enable Eire to proceed because the UK’s dumping floor for older extra environmentally damaging automobiles, which solely improves their environmental efficiency on the expense of Eire’s”.