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# simi - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Explainer: How will motorists be affected by today's Budget announcements?
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

Explainer: How will motorists be affected by today's Budget announcements?

Oct 13th 2020, 10:00 PM 76,847 Views 79 Comments

A major overhaul of the VRT system was announced in today’s Budget.

# simi - Thursday 2 January, 2020

117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric
# On The Road
# On The Road

117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric

Jan 2nd 2020, 2:41 PM 35,445 Views 124 Comments

The government is expected to soon publish draft legislation banning the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.

# simi - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Ireland's electric vehicle future is facing a chicken-and-egg problem
# Resource And Energy
# Resource And Energy

Ireland's electric vehicle future is facing a chicken-and-egg problem

Aug 15th 2019, 3:20 PM 7,908 Views 38 Comments

Registrations of EVs have increased the last six months but charge points are playing catch up.

# simi - Friday 1 February, 2019

Brexit blamed for drop in new car sales
# 191
# 191

Brexit blamed for drop in new car sales

Feb 1st 2019, 4:12 PM 19,207 Views 56 Comments

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

# simi - Friday 4 May, 2018

New car sales were up slightly in April
# Motor Industry Report
# Motor Industry Report

New car sales were up slightly in April

May 4th 2018, 12:01 PM 411 Views 0 Comments

The highlights from the SIMI/DoneDeal Motor Industry Report for April 2018.

# simi - Thursday 26 April, 2018

The car market is 'shrouded in uncertainty' as imports outpace new registrations
# SIMI
# SIMI

The car market is 'shrouded in uncertainty' as imports outpace new registrations

Apr 26th 2018, 1:27 PM 783 Views 0 Comments

Second-hand cars from the UK are hurting domestic sales, according to a new report.

# simi - Monday 5 February, 2018

New car prices dropped by 2 per cent in 2017
# Motor Industry Report
# Motor Industry Report

New car prices dropped by 2 per cent in 2017

Feb 5th 2018, 3:13 PM 471 Views 0 Comments

And the cost of motor insurance did too.

# simi - Monday 8 January, 2018

New car registrations were down by more than 10 per cent in 2017
# A Year In Review
# A Year In Review

New car registrations were down by more than 10 per cent in 2017

Jan 8th 2018, 3:48 PM 725 Views 1 Comment

Used imports surged by 30 per cent.

# simi - Friday 2 June, 2017

New car registrations down for the month of May across all sectors
# May Motor Stats
# May Motor Stats

New car registrations down for the month of May across all sectors

Jun 2nd 2017, 11:59 AM 533 Views 0 Comments

Here are the official statistics for the month of May from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry.

# simi - Monday 10 April, 2017

Used car imports are booming as new sales drop
# New Car Registrations
# New Car Registrations

Used car imports are booming as new sales drop

Apr 10th 2017, 4:23 PM 1,218 Views 0 Comments

There has been a downward shift in new car sales this year in comparison to 2016.

# simi - Monday 6 March, 2017

More Irish people are buying used cars in the UK
# Motor Industry Review
# Motor Industry Review

More Irish people are buying used cars in the UK

Mar 6th 2017, 4:43 PM 1,459 Views 1 Comment

New car registrations are down 21 per cent compared to February last year.

# simi - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

The cost of buying a car has gone down, but fewer new ones were sold last month
# Fresh Car Smell
# Fresh Car Smell

The cost of buying a car has gone down, but fewer new ones were sold last month

Feb 1st 2017, 2:59 PM 18,602 Views 56 Comments

The cost of fuel and insurance have increased, however.

# simi - Monday 9 January, 2017

And Ireland's bestselling car brand is...
# Car Registrations 2016
# Car Registrations 2016

And Ireland's bestselling car brand is...

Jan 9th 2017, 11:44 AM 2,303 Views 1 Comment

SIMI figures show that 2016 was the highest year for new car registrations since 2008.

# simi - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

2016 was the biggest year for new cars since the recession, but which maker sold the most?
# Trading Up
# Trading Up

2016 was the biggest year for new cars since the recession, but which maker sold the most?

Jan 3rd 2017, 3:08 PM 38,897 Views 52 Comments

Last year saw more new cars sold than any year since 2008.

# simi - Monday 7 November, 2016

Are Brexit worries stopping people buying new cars?
# SIMI Report
# SIMI Report

Are Brexit worries stopping people buying new cars?

Nov 7th 2016, 2:12 PM 480 Views 0 Comments

Maybe… but total new car registrations year-to-date are up on the same period last year.

# simi - Monday 25 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 25th 2016, 1:39 PM 1,365 Views 1 Comment

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

# simi - Friday 22 April, 2016

This week's motoring news: The price of new cars is dropping in Ireland
# Motoring News
# Motoring News

This week's motoring news: The price of new cars is dropping in Ireland

Apr 22nd 2016, 11:08 AM 1,141 Views 0 Comments

Here’s all the car-related news you need to know this week – including a major headache for Toyota.

# simi - Monday 1 February, 2016

Almost 40,000 new cars were sold in January
# Fresh Car Smell
# Fresh Car Smell

Almost 40,000 new cars were sold in January

Feb 1st 2016, 1:25 PM 19,348 Views 66 Comments

That’s an increase of 10,000 on the same month last year.

# simi - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Drive an old car? It's about to become harder to get insured
# Old Bangers
# Old Bangers

Drive an old car? It's about to become harder to get insured

Jul 23rd 2015, 4:33 PM 58,378 Views 138 Comments

Allianz Insurance and Aviva Insurance will no longer be insuring cars that are 15 and 14 years old respectively.

# simi - Monday 2 February, 2015

100,000 people will be driving brand new cars this year
# Nice Motor
# Nice Motor

100,000 people will be driving brand new cars this year

Feb 2nd 2015, 2:15 PM 9,234 Views 40 Comments

Lucky for some.

# simi - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Finally! You'll soon be able to play golf and buy a BMW at the same time
# Back To This Again
# Back To This Again

Finally! You'll soon be able to play golf and buy a BMW at the same time

Dec 18th 2014, 11:00 PM 15,631 Views 19 Comments

Wait, what year is this?

# simi - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Car buyers will pay €1 billion in tax this year to get their vehicles on the road
# Pricey Wheels
# Pricey Wheels

Car buyers will pay €1 billion in tax this year to get their vehicles on the road

Oct 21st 2014, 1:18 PM 8,830 Views 13 Comments

New registrations have been up nearly 30% in 2014 so far.

# simi - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Got a car? You were left alone in this Budget, for a change
# Driven To Distraction
# Driven To Distraction

Got a car? You were left alone in this Budget, for a change

Oct 14th 2014, 4:59 PM 8,212 Views 23 Comments

There will be no extra motoring or fuel taxes after years of hikes.

# simi - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Which county has seen the biggest increase in new car registrations this year?
# Beep Beep
# Beep Beep

Which county has seen the biggest increase in new car registrations this year?

Jul 15th 2014, 6:14 PM 23,608 Views 25 Comments

The industry is picking up, but employment remains some level off the boomtime peak.

# simi - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

The 142 reg plate is so far twice as popular as the 132 last year
# Honk
# Honk

The 142 reg plate is so far twice as popular as the 132 last year

Jul 2nd 2014, 8:16 PM 12,631 Views 30 Comments

SIMI said initial sales have far exceeded expectations.

# simi - Friday 2 May, 2014

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

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

May 2nd 2014, 12:42 PM 7,231 Views 30 Comments

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

# simi - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

This could be the best year for car sales since 2008
# Happy Car Dealers
# Happy Car Dealers

This could be the best year for car sales since 2008

Apr 1st 2014, 5:49 PM 10,315 Views 29 Comments

That’s according to figures out today which show almost 50,000 have been sold so far this year.

# simi - Monday 3 February, 2014

Good sign for 2014? Car sales zoom ahead by 33 per cent
# Vroom Vroom
# Vroom Vroom

Good sign for 2014? Car sales zoom ahead by 33 per cent

Feb 3rd 2014, 5:30 PM 11,196 Views 54 Comments

SIMI says that the upsurge in car sales has brought a sense of optimism to dealerships.

# simi - Thursday 9 January, 2014

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

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

Jan 9th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,768 Views 62 Comments

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

# simi - Friday 1 November, 2013

New number plates haven't helped motor industry
# Cars
# Cars

New number plates haven't helped motor industry

Nov 1st 2013, 1:25 PM 15,844 Views 131 Comments

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry says that while the new number plates contributed to a small rise in sales, it has been a difficult year.

# simi - Monday 2 September, 2013

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

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

Sep 2nd 2013, 7:12 PM 9,851 Views 47 Comments

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.

# simi - Friday 19 July, 2013

Here's how the 132 number plate did in its first 13 days
# Number 13
# Number 13

Here's how the 132 number plate did in its first 13 days

Jul 19th 2013, 6:50 AM 21,259 Views 64 Comments

What’s the most popular car brand – and what was the first car to have a 132 plate? We have all the details.

# simi - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

1,927 new cars sold on 1 July compared to just 1 on the same day last year
# 132
# 132

1,927 new cars sold on 1 July compared to just 1 on the same day last year

Jul 3rd 2013, 9:54 AM 7,973 Views 69 Comments

The number of new cars bought on the first of the month also exceeded the number of cars bought on 1 January.

# simi - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Further fall in car sales as industry pins hopes on '132' numberplate
# Car Sales
# Car Sales

Further fall in car sales as industry pins hopes on '132' numberplate

Jun 4th 2013, 4:10 PM 12,939 Views 100 Comments

The number of new cars sold in May was down 22.5 per cent on the same month last year, SIMI figures show.

# simi - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Car sales down 14 per cent in first quarter
# Car Sales
# Car Sales

Car sales down 14 per cent in first quarter

Apr 3rd 2013, 1:17 PM 7,502 Views 88 Comments

A total of 11,682 private cars were sold for the first time in March – down from 13,051 the same time last year.

# simi - Thursday 7 March, 2013

12 per cent fall in new car sales in February
# Car Sales
# Car Sales

12 per cent fall in new car sales in February

Mar 7th 2013, 11:34 AM 4,713 Views 46 Comments

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.

# simi - Friday 1 March, 2013

New car sales down 8 per cent in February
# Car Sales
# Car Sales

New car sales down 8 per cent in February

Mar 1st 2013, 6:34 PM 6,161 Views 38 Comments

The top selling car make was Volkswagen, followed by Ford and Toyota and black was the most popular car colour.

# simi - Friday 25 January, 2013

VIDEO: Motoring industry explains reasons for new number plates
# Number Plates
# Number Plates

VIDEO: Motoring industry explains reasons for new number plates

Jan 25th 2013, 5:36 PM 15,297 Views 87 Comments

SIMI’s video argues that changing the plates will have a broader positive effect than merely helping car sales.

# simi - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Motoring industry reports 11.5pc drop in new cars sold in 2012
# Motoring
# Motoring

Motoring industry reports 11.5pc drop in new cars sold in 2012

Jan 3rd 2013, 8:12 AM 4,943 Views 41 Comments

The Society of the Irish Motoring Industry says 79,498 cars were sold in 2012 – down from almost 90,000 the year before.

# simi - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

September car sales down 10pc on last year
# Car Sales
# Car Sales

September car sales down 10pc on last year

Oct 2nd 2012, 10:24 AM 3,145 Views 19 Comments

Figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry portray a struggling industry, with sales down in seven of nine months.

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