# car-sales - Monday 8 April, 2013
In total, 17,600 cars were sold last month though sales of goods vehicles were down.
# car-sales - Wednesday 3 April, 2013
A total of 11,682 private cars were sold for the first time in March – down from 13,051 the same time last year.
# car-sales - Thursday 7 March, 2013
A total of 9,671 private cars were sold for the first time in February – down from nearly 11,000 the same time last year.
# car-sales - Friday 1 March, 2013
The top selling car make was Volkswagen, followed by Ford and Toyota and black was the most popular car colour.
# car-sales - Monday 28 January, 2013
The volume of retail sales fell by 0.1 per cent in December but figures show an increase when motor trades are excluded.
# car-sales - Thursday 3 January, 2013
The Society of the Irish Motoring Industry says 79,498 cars were sold in 2012 – down from almost 90,000 the year before.
# car-sales - Wednesday 10 October, 2012
The company operated Cullen’s last two Renault dealerships and is believed to owe him €19.5 million.
# car-sales - Tuesday 2 October, 2012
Figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry portray a struggling industry, with sales down in seven of nine months.
# car-sales - Saturday 25 August, 2012
Government is looking to introduce a new licence-plate system to boost car sales next year – when Healy-Rae first mooted the idea in February, he said he was “ridiculed”.
# car-sales - Friday 24 August, 2012
The Government is considering taking the number 13 from the start of number plates because people consider it unlucky. Good idea? Bad idea?
# car-sales - Friday 27 July, 2012
Retails sales have seen the biggest drop since December 2009.
# car-sales - Thursday 12 July, 2012
Comes on the back of similar plans by car makers to close factories across Europe.
# car-sales - Wednesday 20 June, 2012
Twenty-nine jobs to go in Galway and Ennis.
# car-sales - Tuesday 6 March, 2012
Although the sale of new goods vehicles was up compared to last year, sales of private cars is down by a significant margin.
# car-sales - Tuesday 7 February, 2012
A former Galway car dealer was also fined €1,200 for winding back the car’s mileage.
New CSO figures show that the number of private cars registered in January 2012 was up by almost 900 on last year.
# car-sales - Tuesday 11 October, 2011
The sales of new private cars fell by almost 40 per cent in September, likely down to the end of the scrappage scheme.
# car-sales - Wednesday 10 August, 2011
The number of new cars sold in Ireland fell for the first time this year as the Government’s scrappage scheme came to an end in June.
# car-sales - Monday 4 April, 2011
The retail giant has added another string to its bow after launching a website to sell used cars in the UK.
# car-sales - Wednesday 8 December, 2010
The number of new cars registered in November 2010 was well over double the amount in the same month last year.
# car-sales - Tuesday 3 August, 2010
NEW CAR SALES are up a whopping 47% this year, with over 74,111 sales being made. The figures compiled by The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that 6,333 vehicles were sold in the month of july, up from 3,748 in July 2009.
Sales of hybrid cars were disappointing, with only 1% of all engines being hybrid. 64% were diesel and 32% petrol.A total of 8,790 cars were scrapped last year, suggesting that 12% of the sales were due to the governments scrapage scheme.
The Ford Focus is the best selling car of the year so far with over 3,331 sales. 3,2375 Volkswagen Golfs were bought from January to July and 3,157 Ford Fiestas were also sold.
Director general of SIMI, Alan Nolan said: “Clearly the trend in new car sales is continuing with a steady increase in sales month on month.
“It is very positive that the improved sales are continuing. This is hugely important for businesses and employment in our sector as the fragility of the recovery has been underlined recently with a number of dealership closures,” he added.
Meanwhile, Ireland’s first electric car the Nissan LEAF is to be launched tomorrow.
# car-sales - Thursday 29 July, 2010
TOYOTA IS RECALLING another 412,000 vehicles due to possible steering system problems. The two models in question are the Toyota Avalaon sedan and the Lexus LX470. The 373,000 Avalons affected were built between 200 and 2004.
The casting on the vechicles could crack if the car is steered forcefully to the right, locking the wheels. The cars were sold in the US and Canada.
The US recall is expected to cost the company about $70 million (€53.5 million). The company has already recalled over 5 million cars in the US, and the latest round of recalls would bring the global figure close to 11 million. Toyota is the world’s largest car manufacturer.
Toyota said it had received reports of three accidents involving these particular Avalon models, but no injuries. A spokesperson for the company said it was unclear whether the possible steering disengagement issue was involved in the accidents.
# car-sales - Wednesday 14 July, 2010
Car sales are five months ahead of target according to the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). SIMI had predicted sales of 70,000 for the year, which has already been reached. SIMI says the Government scrappage scheme has aided in the industries recovery.