Kilkenny car registrations up by a quarter

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations for the month of May were down -6%(6,532) compared to May 2015 (6,919) while total new car sales are up 23% (99,740) on the same period last year (80,889).

In Kilkrnny car sales were up almost 25% with 1,976 units sold compared to

to 1587 for the same period in 2015 and that equates to jusy 1.98% of the enire national market.

Registrations have reached almost 100,000 in the first 5 months of this year which is the highest recorded sales for this time frame in the past 7 years. The increased growth in registrations, for commercial vehicles, in the month of May and year to date also demonstrates that business confidence remain strong.

5 Top Selling Makes for the Year 2016:

1 Volkswagen

2 Toyota

3 Hyundai

4 Ford

5 Nissan

• 5 Top Selling Models for the Year 2016

1 Hyundai Tuscon

2 Volkswagen Golf

3 Ford Focus

4 Skoda Octavia

5 Nissan Qashqai

• Top selling car for the month of May Volkswagen Golf

• Top selling colour for the month of May is Black

• Light Commercial Vehicles sales year to date (2016) 17,561-(2015) 13,858 +27%

• Light Commercial Vehicles sales total May (2016) 1,839-(2015) 1,705 +8%

• Heavy Goods Vehicle total sales year to date (206) 1686 (2015) 1103 +53%

• Heavy Goods Vehicle sales May total (2016) 307 (2015) 222 +38%