Updated: 04/01/18 : 06:59:08
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2017 new car registrations down by 10%

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the year 2017 finished, as anticipated at 131,356, -10% down on 2016 (146,649).Although new Commercial Vehicle registrations showed an increase for both Light and Heavy Commercial Vehicles during the final month of the year, with very low volumes in December, this did not impact on the overall trend for the [...]  Read More...

Updated: 04/01/18 : 13:31:03
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Outstanding finance on vehicles for sale rises to 14.3%

Vehicle data expert CARTELL.IE reports that the proportion of vehicles offered for sale (across all years) with finance outstanding is 14.3% - up from 12.5% in July 2017 and 11.5% in January 2017. From a sample of over 5,906 vehicles offered for sale and checked via the Cartell.ie website in 2017 it was found that overall levels of finance have increased 24.3% in 12 months since January and 51% in 18 [...]  Read More...

Updated: 15/01/18 : 15:24:39
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Double safety win for Subaru

Subaru Europe, the European subsidiary of Subaru Corporation, announced today that the all-new Subaru XV and Impreza models (European specs.) have each been named the safest in their class of Small Family Cars in the 2017 Euro NCAP Safety Awards. The all-new Subaru XV and Impreza achieved the best scores in their Small Family Car class for three of the four assessment areas (Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Pedestrian [...]  Read More...

Updated: 16/11/17 : 10:42:26
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SEAT's new Arona achieves top safety scores

The new SEAT Arona has achieved the highest possible scores in Euro NCAPís demanding safety tests and joins the other three flagship models, Ateca, Leon and Ibiza. SEAT demonstrates again the high levels and standards of safety offered by all of its models. The new SEAT Arona is another new member of the SEAT range that is part of the biggest product offensive ever carried out by the Spanish brand in which the Leon stands out with [...]  Read More...