New car sales in north zoom back towards 2014 levels

The Volkswagen Golf was the biggest-selling new car in the north in July
Gary McDonald Business Editor
NEW car sales in the north picked up in July after a three-month blip - and are possibly back on target to equal, if not surpass, last year's figure. Some 4,226 first-time registered models - mainly Fords, Volkswagens and Renaults - drove out of showrooms in the north last month. That's a modest rise of 1.6 per cent on the corresponding figure of 4,159 a year ago. It means 37,635 new cars have been registered in Northern Ireland in this calendar year, less than 0.5 per cent short of where the figures were a year ago. And after the slow start to the year, it also puts dealer[...]

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