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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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Gavin Hydes was elected President of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), yesterday at the organisation’s AGM held in (Killashee House Hotel,) Naas, Co. Kildare.

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Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations for the month of March were -7.49% (19,916) compared to (21,529) March 2016, while new cars registrations year to date are down  -8.28% (75,967 ) on the same period last year (82,824). 

Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) show an -8.41% (3,116) decrease on March 2016 (3,402) and year to date are -10.66% (13,414). While Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HGV) are also -3.49% for the month of March (304) compared to the same month last year (315) and is -2.74% year to date.

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The SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards in partnership with sponsor Bank of Ireland Finance were held last night at a glittering ceremony at the Clayton Hotel, Dublin 4. The awards now in their seventh year were attended by over 700 of the Motor Industry’s senior figures and guests.

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued the official 171 car sales figures for January along with presenting their final SIMI/DoneDeal Quarterly Motor Industry Review of 2016. Alan Greene President of SIMI officially launched the report at the Clayton Hotel Dublin 4.

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Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations for the year 2016 (146,672) finished 17.5% ahead of 2015 (124,804). The month of December registrations were up 45% (499) compared with the same month in 2015 (344).   

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Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations for the month of November at 748 were down 192 cars (20%) compared to November 2015 (940) while total new car sales are up 17% (146,175) ahead on the same period last year (124,460).

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued their third Quarterly Motor Industry Review for 2016 in association with DoneDeal, at the SIMI National Retailers Conference held in Killashee Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare. The SIMI/DoneDeal Report highlights the strong performance in the first half of the year for the Industry followed by a slowing down of new car sales from August onwards. 

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued the official 162 car sales figures for the month of October. Total new car registrations Year to Date (145,433) are up 21,913 units or +18%, on the same period last year (123,520).However new car registrations for the month of October (2,243) decreased by 316 units or -12% compared to October 2015 (2,559).

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued the official 162 car sales figures for the month of September which saw 162 registrations decrease by -1.4% (4,698) compared to September 2015 (4,766). Total New car registrations year to date are up 18% (143,205) ahead on the same period last year (120,961).

Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) are up 20% (26,171) year to date, while the month of September has seen a slight increase of 3% (1,634) in comparison to the same month last year (1,582). Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) registrations, have recorded a 16% increase for the month of September (213) 2016 when compared to September last year (184), with registrations up 38% year to date (2,646). 

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Today the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) issued the official 162 car registrations for the month of August showing an increase of 14% (7,313) when compared to August 2015 (6,400), while the total new car sales are up 19% (138,538) compared to the same period last year (116,195).

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