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New car sales soar in January

New car sales for January are up by almost a third, when compared to the same month last year.

Figures released by show that new car registration figures finished the month on 22,915 units, up from 17,280 in January 2013. These figures represent the best start the Irish Motor Trade has experienced in six years.

With the economy on the rebound registrations of New Commercials are also showing very positive growth, up 43.7% over January 2013 with the Ford Transit, Volkswagen Caddy and Citroen Berlingo the top sellers.

“This all augurs well for the Motor Industry in 2014 with total sales of 85,000 units being widely predicted in the trade” said Michael Rochford, Managing Director at

Meanwhile, statistics released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that Toyota is the leading car brand on 2,796 units, followed by Vokswagen on 2,674 units and Hyundai on 2,320 units. Ford on 2,268 units and Skoda on 1,636 complete the top five.