New car sales up 21 per cent in July

New figures show significant increase in sales

New car sales up 21 per cent in July

Donegal’s motor sector has seen a rise in new car sales of 21% in July compared to last years number, new figures show.

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) statistics show that in July 2016, 3,192 new vehicles were sold in Donegal compared to 2,617 in the same period in 2015.

July is a significant time in the market with the beginning of the mid-way point in new car registrations and the release of the new 162 number plates.

Nationally SIMI say new car registrations are up + 19% (131,264) ahead on the same period last year (109,931).

The total to the end of July this year has already surpassed the total number of new cars registered for the whole of 2015 (124,947). The month of July saw 162 registrations increase by 8% (29,931) compared to July 2015 (27,594).

The Commercial Vehicles sector continues to perform well with Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) up 15%.