2019 NEW CAR REGISTRATIONS DISAPPOINTING AS ATTENTION TURNS TO 201 PLATE.

 New vehicle registration statistics released on December 2nd 2019 by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), show that the total new car registrations for November are up 19.2% (769) when compared with November 2018 (645). New car registrations year to date are down 7% (116,888) on the same period last year (125,529).

New Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) registrations are up 50.4% (856) on November 2018 (569), however registrations year to date are down 0.2% (25,179). While New Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HGV) increased 51.3% (121) in comparison to November 2018 (80) and year to date are up 2.6% (2,603).

Imported Used Cars for November saw an increase of 14.7% (10,011) on the same month last year (8,729). Year to date imports are up 9.2% (103,902) surpassing the full year total of 2018 (100,755).

Currently 3,420 new electric vehicles have been registered so far this year compared to 1,224 last year.

Commenting on the new vehicle registrations figures Brian Cooke, SIMI Director General said:

“Despite a small increase in November, new car registrations are down 7% on 2018, underlining what has been a disappointing year for the Irish Motor Industry. For the second consecutive year, used car imports have exceed 100,000, which is having a dampening impact on new car sales. With the 201 registration plate on the horizon, focus has already turned to January. With generous incentives for customers to buy a new car across all brands and across all market segments, members are hopeful for the busy start to 2020”.

192 November New Vehicle Stats;

New car sales total year to date (2019) 116,888 v (2018) 125,529 -6.9%

New Car sales total November (2019) 769 v (2018) 645 +19.2%

Light Commercial Vehicles sales year to date (2019) 25,179 v (2018) 25,224 -0.2%

Light Commercial Vehicles sales total November (2019) 856 v (2018)569 +50.4%

Heavy Goods Vehicle total sales year to date (2019) 2,603 v (2018) 2,538 +2.6%

Heavy Goods Vehicle total sales November (2019) 121 v (2018) 80 +51.3%

Used Car Imports total year to date (2019) 103,902 v (2018) 95,146 +9.2%

Used Car Imports total November (2019) 10,011 v (2018) 8729 +14.7%

New Electric Vehicles sales total year to date (2019) 3,420 v (2018) 1,224 +179.41%

5 Top Selling Car Brands year to date are: 1. Volkswagen 2. Toyota 3. Hyundai 4. Ford 5. Skoda

5 Top car model’s year to date 1. Toyota Corolla 2. Hyundai Tucson 3. Nissan Qashqai 4. Volkswagen Tiguan 5. Skoda Octavia

Top Selling Car November 2019: Tesla Model 3.

 

New Car Registrations by County January-November 2019;

 

County

2019 Units

2018 Units

% Change

2019 % Share

2018 % Share

Carlow

1250

1547

-19.2

1.07

1.23

Cavan

1163

1251

-7.03

0.99

1

Clare

2241

2669

-16.04

1.92

2.13

Cork

13950

15209

-8.28

11.93

12.12

Donegal

2330

2608

-10.66

1.99

2.08

Dublin

51968

52616

-1.23

44.46

41.92

Galway

4289

4766

-10.01

3.67

3.8

Kerry

2305

2660

-13.35

1.97

2.12

Kildare

4451

5308

-16.15

3.81

4.23

Kilkenny

2062

2345

-12.07

1.76

1.87

Laois

1341

1508

-11.07

1.15

1.2

Leitrim

393

484

-18.8

0.34

0.39

Limerick

3874

4319

-10.3

3.31

3.44

Longford

510

599

-14.86

0.44

0.48

Louth

2646

2794

-5.3

2.26

2.23

Mayo

1935

2168

-10.75

1.66

1.73

Meath

3290

3705

-11.2

2.81

2.95

Monaghan

884

995

-11.16

0.76

0.79

Offaly

1263

1540

-17.99

1.08

1.23

Roscommon

929

1050

-11.52

0.79

0.84

Sligo

1052

1086

-3.13

0.9

0.87

Tipperary

2970

3326

-10.7

2.54

2.65

Waterford

3097

3290

-5.87

2.65

2.62

Westmeath

1584

1786

-11.31

1.36

1.42

Wexford

2763

3174

-12.95

2.36

2.53

Wicklow

2348

2726

-13.87

2.01

2.17