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Published on November 5th, 2018 | by BoyleToday.com

Drop in car county car registration

Car registrations dropped by 12.02% in Co Roscommon for the first ten months of 2018 in comparison to the equivalent period in 2017.

That’s according to figures released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry that shows 1047 new registrations in the county from January to October 2018 versus 1190 in 2017.

Sligo saw a smaller decrease at 5.77%, with 1077 registrations compared to 1143 last year.

In Leitrim, the figures were 481 (2018) v 547 (2017) – a 12.07% decrease.

Nationwide, new Light Commercial Vehicle registrations (LCV) have increased by 14.1% (998) on October 2017 (875) and are up 5.9% (24,779) year to date. While New Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HGV) have increase 13.2% for the month of October (129) when compared to the same month last year (114) and are up 4.8% (2,460) year to date.

Imported Used Cars have shown an increase 7.45% for the month of October 2018 (9,141) when compared to October 2017 (8,507) while year to date are 8.95% (86,418) ahead of 2017 (79,320).

The Top 5

5 Top Selling Car Brands Year to Date were: 1. Volkswagen 2. Toyota 3. Hyundai 4. Ford 5. Nissan
5 Top car model’s year to date were: 1. Nissan Qashqai 2. Hyundai Tucson 3. Ford Focus 4. Volkswagen Golf 5. Skoda Octavia
Top Selling Car October: Nissan Qashqai

(source: SIMI)

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