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#Motor Industry

# motor-industry - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Insurance Ireland 'confident' over online data system despite EU Commission investigation

The EU Commission announces yesterday that it will investigate whether Insurance Ireland practices are restricting competition.

# motor-industry - Friday 1 February, 2019

Brexit blamed for drop in new car sales 191

Brexit blamed for drop in new car sales

More than 32,000 new cars were registered in January, a 12.6% reduction on the same period last year.

# motor-industry - Monday 10 July, 2017

These are the 5 top-selling cars of 2017 so far

We are halfway through the year, here’s how the motor industry is shaping up.

# motor-industry - Monday 25 July, 2016

Bouncing back: The SIMI/DoneDeal review of Ireland's motor industry

It’s been another good year for the motor industry, but what can we expect in 2017?

# motor-industry - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Drivers warned airbags could have an expiry date

Gradual deterioration, rather than a manufacturing fault, is being blamed for motor recalls.

# motor-industry - Friday 9 May, 2014

What's Ireland's new favourite car?

All change at the top of the new car sales tables…

# motor-industry - Friday 2 May, 2014

New car sales up 28 per cent as market continues to speed ahead

Almost 58,000 new cars have been sold so far this year.

# motor-industry - Thursday 9 January, 2014

A boost from the '132' plate, but overall drop of 6.4 per cent in new cars licensed in 2013

The new bi-annual registration system helped create an increase in sales mid year, but overall 5,000 fewer new cars were licensed.

# motor-industry - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Column: Our proposal for Budget 2014? Swappage.

The scrappage scheme worked but only provided a once-off (though welcome) boost to both car sales and tax revenues. Swappage is focused on longer term benefits, writes Alan Nolan.

# motor-industry - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Swappage scheme could generate €129 million for Exchequer, says motor industry

The scheme would see a €2,000 reduction in VRT on the purchase of a new car where the trade-in is a 2008 car or older.

# motor-industry - Monday 2 September, 2013

New '132' reg system drives huge increase in August car sales

There was a 20 per cent increase in new car sales in August compared to the same month last year. However, looking at the year as a whole, sales are down 8 per cent.

# motor-industry - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Ford's British van factory set to close: reports

Around 500 jobs potentially at stake should the Southampton factory close.

# motor-industry - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Toyota recall: Car maker recalls thousands of vehicles in Ireland

It is part of a worldwide recall of 7.43 million cars around the world.

# motor-industry - Saturday 25 August, 2012

Vehicle registration tax hikes 'understandable but disappointing' - AA

It’s reported today that changes to the vehicle registration system will likely send the price of new cars even higher.

# motor-industry - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Retail sales for May: Motor trade down, (almost) everything else up

When including the motor trade, sales are at their lowest in five years – but without cars, the outlook is improving.

# motor-industry - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Fewer new cars licensed in April - CSO

There was a 16 per cent drop in the number of new car licensed in April compared with the same period in 2011.

# motor-industry - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Number of new private cars licensed in March decreases by 14.6 per cent

The overall number of vehicles licensed in Ireland decreased by 11.1 per cent in March in comparison with the same period last year.

# motor-industry - Sunday 11 March, 2012

Volvo develops airbags to protect pedestrians Road Safety This post contains videos

Volvo develops airbags to protect pedestrians

A world first.

# motor-industry - Thursday 5 January, 2012

In photos: the top ten best-selling cars of 2011 Registrations This post contains images

In photos: the top ten best-selling cars of 2011

Car registrations rose by 1.64 per cent last year, while Toyota was the top-selling brand of the year.

# motor-industry - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Audi to create 200 jobs in Ireland

The carmaker is to invest €80 million in ten garages across Ireland and create 200 new jobs.

# motor-industry - Sunday 7 August, 2011

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Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# motor-industry - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

Judge rules that US Toyota owners can pursue claims over fallen vehicle value

Car owners claim the value of their vehicles fell because the car maker did not disclose or fix defects in their cars which caused sudden acceleration.

# motor-industry - 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.

# motor-industry - 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.