Official figures launched at the moment by Automotive Historical past consultants Motorcheck.ie present that new automobile gross sales in January 2017 have decreased barely on final 12 months with 39okay items bought in comparison with 39.7k items in January 2016. This represents a small drop of about 1.75%. A big surge of 5,063 items registered on the final day of the month introduced the figures virtually into line with final 12 months as producers regarded to hit their targets.
Hyundai continues to strengthen its rise to reputation by turning into the nation’s prime promoting make in January with the Hyundai Tucson once more dominating the crossover SUV phase and persevering with its reign on the prime as Eire’s best-selling new automobile total.
The industrial sector was related with 6.3k items bought in comparison with 6.5k for a similar month final 12 months, a drop of virtually 2.5%.
It was predicted that this 12 months’s new automobile gross sales could be on a par and even barely down on final 12 months. It’s evident early on that equalling final 12 months’s efficiency goes to be a problem for the Motor Commerce in Eire this 12 months. Attributable to Brexit and present trade charges the surge in Used Automobiles imported from the UK has continued with over 7.5k items being imported in Jan 2017. That’s a rise of over 67% on final 12 months. This results new automobile gross sales as many shoppers will go for a much bigger used automobile or one with a greater spec reasonably than shopping for new. Nonetheless, shoppers must beware as now we have seen a rise in clocked and written off automobiles being imported to Eire in current instances”.