HUGE RISE IN CAR SALES
A review of car sales in the first quarter of 2016 makes for some very promising reading for industry insiders in Wicklow.
In its first Quarterly Motor Industry Review, the Society of the irish Motor Industry (SIMI) reveals that sales in the Garden County are up by 27.7 per cent on the same period in 2015. Some 1,910 cars were sold in Wicklow up to the end of March, compared with just 1,496 for the previous year.
Mick Humby, SIMI Representative for Wicklow and Managing Director of Varty Garage Kia, said that the first quarter of 2016 represented a ‘strong start for the industry’.
‘ There has been a pent up demand from those who own older cars looking to replace them with new cars following the downturn and we would expect to see this continue and help the industry towards normal levels of sales,’ said Mr Humby. ‘Not only will this continue to help the industry in the county, but it will also continue the upsurge in jobs that the motor industry has seen in recent years.’