Northern Ireland still in the slow lane for new car sales

The Hyundai Tuscon was one of the top-selling new vehicles in Northern Ireland last month
Gary McDonald Business Editor
NORTHERN Ireland is already in the slow lane for new car sales just weeks into 2016. Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveal that car registrations in January were 2.6 per cent down on the same month the year before. That came on the back of overall sales in the north dropping back in 2015 after three years of consecutive growth, despite overall UK registrations revving to an all-time high. And because January is traditionally a busy month for showrooms, the numbers underline concerns that consumers are still being cautious despite the cost of filling[...]

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