New car sales continue to rise in Northern Ireland in 2023

Gross sales of latest vehicles in Northern Eire continued to get well in April in response to 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.

Thus far this yr 16,750 new vehicles have been bought in Northern Eire, up 17.4% in comparison with the identical interval final yr.

The preferred fashions this yr 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 significantly 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 progress, with an 11.6% improve to succeed in 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 automotive market is ‘more and more bullish, as easing provide chain pressures present a much-needed enhance”.

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