NEW car sales fell 42 per cent in June to 6,370 units (down from 11,007 in June ’11) If the Scrappage cars sold last June are excluded, this drop is 7.5 per cent year-to-date new car sales are down 13.5 per cent; 10,422 fewer cars sold compared to the first six months of last year.
THE Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has launched SIMI Autosure Professional Register (SIMI APR), a new scheme to professionalize car servicing in Ireland. According to a recent survey, two thirds of motorists are putting off their car service because they cannot afford it.
THE motor trade’s representative body the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) is calling for a change to the current registration plate as part of its 2012 Budget submission to the Government. According to SIM President Gerry Caffrey the current registration plate system causes serious problems in relation to the seasonality of car sales. “Nearly 50 per cent of new cars are sold in the first quarter of the
BUSINESSES in the motor industry across the country are being invited to celebrate their successes and achievements at the 2012 Irish Motor Industry Awards, hosted by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) in association with Castrol Professional. Following the success of the inaugural awards held in November last year, the second ceremony will be held at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, on Thursday, February 23rd next.