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New car sales rise again in May

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Toyota Corolla range is number 1 in May

Toyota Corolla range is number 1 in May

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

May new car sales figures released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry SIMI show that total new car registrations for the month are up 4.7% (6,341) when compared with May 2018 (6,055).

New car registrations year to date are down 7.6% (79,343) on the same period last year (85,868).

New Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) registrations are also up, 5.2% (1,726) on May 2018 (1,641), with registrations year to date down 8.4% (14,617).

New Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HGV) increased 31.3% (298) in comparison to May 2018 (227) and year to date are also up 7.7% (1,491)

Imported Used Cars for May increased 4.1% (9,346) on the same month last year (8,978) while year to date imports are 3% (45,062) ahead of 2018 (43,739).

New electric vehicle registrations continue to grow month on month. In May 172 were registered compared to 88 in the same month last year. A total of 1,902 EV cars registered so far this year, surpassing the total number of EVs registered for 2018 (1,233).

Commenting on the registrations figurers Brian Cooke, SIMI Director General said “Registrations for the month of May, both cars and light commercial vehicles, showed an improvement on May of last year, although the increase in numerical terms was relatively small. However, sales overall year to date have been disappointing with both business and consumer Brexit related uncertainty contributing to dampened demand for new vehicles. As we move into June the Industry is now focused on preparations for the start of the July 192 registration period. This will see a variety of strong offers to consumers across all brands, and in this environment, consumers will have a wide choice of cars to choose from at a really competitive price.”

Top Selling Car Brands year to date:
1. Volkswagen
2. Toyota
3. Hyundai
4. Ford
5. Skoda

Top car model’s year to date:
1. Nissan Qashqai
2. Hyundai Tucson
3. Toyota Corolla
4. Volkswagen Tiguan
5. Skoda Octavia

Top Selling Car May 2019: Toyota Corolla