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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.’

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