DISAPPOINTING JANUARY FOR NEW CAR SALES BUT SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN EMISSIONS
The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), recently released the Motor Industry Review Update 2020 and the official 201 new vehicle registration figures for January.
Overall new car registrations for January are down by 3.5% from 32,370 to 31,251 in 2020. However, Light Commercial Vehicles are up by 2.1% from 5,548 last year to 5,666 and Heavy Goods Vehicle registrations are showing an increase by 8.8% From 354 to 385 in 2020.
Used car imports saw a decline in January by 26.4% to only 6,623 when compared with January 2019 9,003.
Despite the decline in new car registrations, one of the most important stats that must be clearly notes is the reduction in CO2 emissions. The average CO2 emission has dropped by 5.8%
Diesel continues to remain the most popular engine type at 42.1%, followed closely by petrol at 39.6%, hybrid receiving 13.6%, which has gained a significant increase, along with electric engines at 2.9% and plug-in hybrid receiving the lowest, 1.8%. On WHICHCAR.ie we have a selection of used vehicles with all engine types - you can narrow down what you are looking during your search based on specific criteria such as engine size, transmission & fuel type.
New electric car registrations have jumped from 799 in January 2019, to 898 in just a year. Find the Electric car best suited to you at WHICHCAR.IE, we have a selection of used EV’s & PHEV’s.
The top 10 Best-selling car brands on January 2020 are as follows:
The Top Five best-selling passenger car models in January 2020 are as follows:
1. Toyota Corolla
2. Hyundai Tucson
3. Ford Focus
4. Hyundai Kona
5. Renault Clio.
All which can be found here at WHICHCAR.IE.
The new car registration for Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford (where our 27 listed dealerships are located) in January 2020 are as follows:
New Car Registrations by County January 2020
2020 % Share
2019 % Share
So overall January 2020 wasn’t the best for new car sales but we now have more used stock than ever on WHICHCAR.IE!
We promise great selection, incredible value & quality by working only with select & trusted dealerships in the South East of Ireland.
Start your journey to your next Car or Van today with WHICHCAR.IE!