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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 Suzanne Sheridan at suzanne@simi.ie or call 0867398792.

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Figures just released by the SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) for vehicle sales for the first quarter of this year show that new car sales are up by 26% on last year. At almost 50,000 cars sold, the first quarter of this year has outperformed all other periods since 2008.

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Vehicle Body Repairers from across Ireland were today awarded with a new standard called CSS (Certified Steel Standard). CSS is a national accreditation mark which offers consumers assurance that structural vehicle body repairs have been carried out to the highest possible standard.

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Figures just released by the SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) show that so far this year, new car sales are up by 28%. The confidence evident in January has continued into February with a 21% increase in car sales. 

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The SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry’s) held its 61st annual dinner at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Dublin on Friday with 600 Motor Industry guests in attendance.

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22,927 new cars were bought in January, up 33% on last year (17,242) and 8% up on 2012 (21,309) the latest figures from the SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) show. 

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The final new vehicle statistics for 2013 issued by SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) show that the sale of new cars was down 104 units (-33%) in December compared to 2012 (down from 316 to 212). 

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The latest new car stats from SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) show that the sale of new cars was down 20% in November, compared to last year. So far, for the year, sales of new cars are down by 6.5%.
 

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The Minister’s decision to ignore the Motor Industry’s Swappage proposal will result in the further export of Irish jobs and tax revenues to the UK.

Alan Nolan, SIMI Director General said, “The Industry is extremely disappointed that a Swappage scheme wasn’t announced in today’s Budget, a scheme which would have given motorists a VRT discount off the price of a new car.”

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Budget Proposal is a “Win-Win” and will “GUARANTEE” €126million for Exchequer

Consumer research has shown emphatic support for the Society of the Irish Motor Industry’s (SIMI) Budget submission scheme, Swappage, which proposes a reduction of €2,000 in VRT for any new car purchased in 2014 when a car aged 6 years or older is traded in.

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