New car registrations are down
THE number of new cars registered in County Wexford last month (April) is down more than 16.5 per cent on the same period last year.
New registrations in the county were down from 2,326 units in April last year to 1,941 in the April just gone, a fall of 16.55 per cent.
Nationally, new car registrations fell by 24 per cent April, compared to the same period in 2016.
'From our recent SIMI/DoneDeal Quarterly Review, we commented that 2017 was proving to be unpredictable for the Motor Industry and the month of April appears to be reflecting this statement. Vehicle registrations for April show a decline in all sectors and across nearly all counties,' said Alan Nolan, the SIMI Director General.'While the economy continues to strengthen, consumers appears to have remained somewhat more cautious to date. That said the Industry is continuing to entice consumers with very strong offers to the degree that even with lower sterling values, as a result of Brexit virtually no new cars have been imported because of the value available here,' said Mr Nolan.
The top selling brands in the year to date were Toyota, Volkswagen, Ford, Hyundai and Nissan.