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  • Total car sales 2016

    Car sales statictics for 2016 Total car sales in 2016 - 140,000 Private new cars licensed for the first time - 142,688, an increase of 17.8% compared with the previous year. New cars registrations still below the most recent peak in 2007 when 180,754 new vehicles were licensed. Used car import market just under 70,000 imported - up by almost...

  • New car sales up by 4.5% in the first ten days 2017

    New car sales up by 4.5% in the first ten days 2017 Early 2017 indicators are showing that new car sales are up by 4.5% according to provisional figures. In the first 10 days of the new year, over 15,500 new 171 cars have been registered with Hyundai emerging once again as the top brand with 1,987 new registrations. Of...

  • Tesla electric car deliveries declined by 9.4% during last quarter

    Tesla car deliveries decline by 9.4% Tesla Motors fourth-quarter deliveries fell by 9.4 per cent as a result of short-term production hurdles related to the transition to their new autopilot hardware. Deliveries fell in the fourth quarter to around 22,200 vehicles which were down from 24,500 vehicles in the preceding quarter. Total deliveries for 2016 were 76,230 cars which fell...

  • New car sales reached an eight year high in 2016

    Eight year high for new car sales It was revealed this week that new car sales soared by 17.4% in 2016 to an impressive eight-year high to 146,385 making it the highest new car total since 2008. Although car sales were up in 2016, particularly with used car imports of approximately 50%, it is expected that sales will level off...

  • Dangerous cars at NCT centres on the increase

    Dangerous cars at NCT centres on the increase NCT centres are seeing a sharp rise in the number of 'dangerous' cars being tested according to NCT Mechanics. It was reported that almost 6,500 'perilous' vehicles failed the NCT test by November 2016. This was an increase of more than 1,000 cars over what was detected in all of 2015. These...

  • Secondhand car imports doubled in November

    Secondhand car imports increase The latest statistics on secondhand car imports from the UK has revealed that car imports into Ireland skyrocketed by 98.8 per cent in November compared to the same month last year. During the month there was a total of 7,571 imported used cars licenced up from 3,906 in November 2015. In total 97% of all used...