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The best-selling model so far this year is the Nissan Qashqai with 2,875 registrations, ahead of the Hyundai Tucson with 2,733

New car sales rose4.7 per cent in May compared to last year, with 6,341 registrations. However, total registrations are still down 7.6 per cent on las(...)

Simi estimates that the average tax take on a new car is €10,000; on these secondhand car imports, it is about half that. Photograph: iStock

A study from UCD’s Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and the Marketing Institute of Ireland suggested that used secondhand car imports will out(...)

At its peak in 2000 the car market here topped 230,000 vehicles. Since 2016 new car sales have declined steadily from 146,545 to  125,654 in 2018, with sales dropping almost 8 per cent so far this year.  Photograph: iStock

[More secondhand cars will be imported from the UK this year than new cars sold in Ireland, a study from UCD’s Michael Smurfit graduate business schoo(...)

Switching to electric power for our cars could well be a key factor in saving the planet, but it seems likely to come with a significant societal cost.

Crack open the bonnet of a Mercedes-AMG model, or maybe an Aston Martin. You will, of course, find an engine – most likely a hulking great V8, or if y(...)

Volkswagen is the most popular brand of new car so far this year, with 7,225 registrations.

New car sales are down 10.7 per cent on last year with 64,098 registrations up to the end of March. The motor trade is warning that Brexit uncertainty(...)

According to the Simi, there were 1,129 electric car registrations in January and February, up from just 176 in the same period last year. Photograph: Alexander Becher/EPA

The switch to electric motoring appears to be moving into the fast lane with new figures showing electric car sales have risen by 542 per cent since t(...)

A total of 125,557 new passenger cars were registered in 2018, with Volkswagen the best-selling brand, recording 13,775 new sales, ahead of Toyota on 12,037, according to figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry

Brexit’s impact on sterling has been blamed for the 4.4 per cent fall in new car sales in 2018, as used imported arriving from the UK exceeded 100,000(...)

A spokeswoman for Nissan Ireland said the move, described by Hyundai as cynical, was a strategic business decision. Photograph:  Getty Images

In the race for the title of Ireland’s best-selling car, Nissan Ireland is seeking to boost its sales numbers by pre-registering Qashqai SUVs before t(...)

Anti-Brexit protests at the Houses of Parliament in London: The Society of the Irish Motor Industry is calling on the Government to step up its preparations for a potential no-deal Brexit

The total number of imported cars, largely brought in from the UK, is creeping closer and closer to parity with the number of new cars sold in Ireland(...)

The best-selling models in Ireland this year are the Nissan Qashqai, Hyundai Tucson and Ford Focus. Photograph: PA Wire

New car sales are down 4.35 per cent so far this year, with 124,809 registrations up to the end of October. New registrations fell 11.2 per cent in (...)

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