The top selling car in 2020 in Ireland was the Toyota Corolla

New car sales fell by 25 per cent in 2020, down to recession era levels, as the industry struggled in a “very difficult” year. And given the deteriora(...)

According to SIMI, with the key New Year selling period only weeks away, Monday’s  re-opening of sales showrooms comes at an opportune time. Photo: Getty Images

New car sales in November were up 20 per cent on last year, despite the lockdown. Figures show sales of 914 new cars last month, compared to 761 for t(...)

While new car registrations for October increased  6.2%  on the year, registrations for the first 10 months were down 25.2%  at 86,870 vehicles.  Photograph: iStock

First Citizen Finance, one of the largest non-bank consumer finance firms in the State, has raised €176 million to finance more car loans next year. (...)

While the overall new car market is down 25%, private car sales are down just 9.6 per cent this year

New car sales rose 6.24 per cent in October compared to the same month last year. Figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), show 2,(...)

The increase in carbon tax by €7.50 per tonne will mean a €1.47 increase in the cost of a 60-litre fill of diesel and €1.28 for a similar amount of petrol. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA

An extra €1.51 for a tank of diesel and €1,000 on the price of the average new car are the major changes for motorists from Budget 2021. From midnigh(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is expected to take his lead for motoring issues from the Tax Strategy Group proposals. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

For decades now, the Irish motor trade has been banging one consistent drum. Reduce the cost of Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT). Originally, that was c(...)

New car sales rose by 66 per cent in September compared to the same month last year, recording the first month of growth so far this year

New car sales rose by 66 per cent in September compared to the same month last year, recording the first month of growth so far this year. However, t(...)

The licensing figures also show that Volkswagen (902) was the most popular make of new private car licensed.

The number of new private cars licensed increased year on year last month for the first time since the Covid-19 crisis, the latest figures from the Ce(...)

Dealers say there has been a noticeable pick up in used car sales  since showrooms reopened on May 18th. Photograph: iStock

New car sales fell 14.05 per cent in July, the first month of the new 202 registrations. It means sales are down just under 30 per cent for the year t(...)

Toyota remains the best-selling car brand in the Republic. Photograph: iStock

New car sales tumbled 63 per cent in March compared to the same month last year as the spread of Covid-19 prompted the motor industry to close showroo(...)

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