New car sales continue to rise in Northern Ireland in 2023

Gross sales of recent automobiles in Northern Eire continued to get better in April in accordance with business information.

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.

To this point this 12 months 16,750 new automobiles have been offered 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 automobile 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 enormous array of digital techniques, from in-car leisure to engine administration.

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

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

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

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