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SIMI through its Press Office keeps the public informed about the views and activities of the Irish Motor Industry by maintaining close contact with all sectors of the media.

If you have any media enquiries, please contact Teresa Noone PR & Marketing Manager at tnoone@simi.ie or call 087/7928844. or 01/6761690

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Figures released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations were up 33% (19,046) last month compared to (14,297) March 2015. New car registrations for the first three months of the year are currently up 30% on the same period last year. Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) were up 54 % (2,846) on March 2014 (1,852) and are up 59% in the first quarter compared to 2014. Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) are marginally up this month 5.5% (241) compared with March 2014 (236) but remain down -15% year to date.  

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Figures released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations were up 25% (15,854) last month compared to (12,711) February 2014, year to date new cars are up 29% on last year. 

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The SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) held its 62nd Annual Dinner at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Dublin last night with over 700 Motor Industry guests in attendance.

Addressing the audience, SIMI President James Brooks called for the Motor Industry to look to the future with renewed confidence.

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The SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards in partnership with new sponsor Bank of Ireland Finance was held last night at a glittering ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin. The accolades were announced by RTE presenter Des Cahill in front of over 700 of the Motor Industry’s senior figures and guests.

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Figures released today from SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) show that the total new car sales for 2014 (96,338) finished-up 30% ahead of 2013 (74,367). 

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Figures released today from SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) show that new car sales continue to show signs of growth, with the month of November registering a 12% (782) increase compared with this month last year (701). Total new car sales 95,989 show an increase of 30% on 2013 (73,454). 

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  •  Car sales to exceed 95,000 in 2014 
  •  €902million contributed to the Exchequer from new and used car sales
  •  142 plate delivers increased activity in Q3
  •  Employment in Motor Industry increases by 4,200 jobs
  •  New car sales could potentially get close to 120,000 in 2015
  •  Further new jobs forecast for the Motor Industry in 2015 
  •  Petrol, Diesel and new car prices down in 2014
  •  Motor insurance rises by 6.7% in 2014

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has underlined the need for stability in their pre-Budget submission to the Government as the sector continues to try and get back on its feet.

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New car sales continue to grow in 2014 with a strong start to the 142 registration period. Sales in July (18,776)  saw a 61% increase on the same month last year (11,620), the first year of the new dual registration plate. July 2014 was the best July on record for vehicle registrations. So far this year, 84,474 new cars have been sold, an increase of 30% (19,571) on 2013 and 10,000 more cars than were registered in the whole of last year.

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4,264 new cars were registered yesterday, on the first day of the new 142 registration plate. 

This compares to 1,924 on the first day last year. SIMI had previously outlined its hopes that more than 4,000 cars would be registered in the first week of the new 142 year. 

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