New car sales continue to rise in Northern Ireland in 2023

Gross sales of latest automobiles in Northern Eire continued to get better in April based on trade knowledge.

Figures from the Society of Motor Producers and Merchants (SMMT) present there have been 3,432 gross sales, up 6.8% on the identical month in 2022.

Up to now this 12 months 16,750 new automobiles have been bought in Northern Eire, up 17.4% in comparison with the identical interval final 12 months.

The preferred fashions this 12 months are the Hyundai Tucson and Ford’s Fiesta and Puma.

Within the final couple of years the brand new automotive market was badly hit by provide chain issues, which delayed the supply of autos.

There have been notably severe issues acquiring semiconductors, that are utilized in an unlimited array of digital programs, from in-car leisure to engine administration.

Within the UK as an entire, April was the ninth successive month of progress, with an 11.6% improve to achieve 132,990 registrations.

Nonetheless that was nonetheless 17.4% down on pre-pandemic volumes in April 2019.

Mike Hawes, SMMT chief govt, mentioned the brand new automotive market is ‘more and more bullish, as easing provide chain pressures present a much-needed enhance”.

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