Ireland Automotive Retailing Market Report
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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Automotive Retailing market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.
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Issues covered in this Report
This Report will examine the retailing of cars to private individuals in Ireland, and therefore excludes sales to businesses or operators of company car fleets. It is exclusively focused on cars, and therefore excludes any discussion of the market for light commercial or other goods vehicles and motorcycles.
The retailing of cars takes place through the following distribution channels:
- Franchised new car dealers – those under contract to specific car manufacturers or importers
- Multi-franchise new car dealers– those with contracts that enable them to sell the products of more than one manufacturer
- Independents – dealers that sell used vehicles from various manufacturers, some of which specialise in nearly-new or pre-registered cars
- Second-hand dealers – those selling any make of used car, of any age
- Automotive auctions – these are mainly used by motor dealers to buy their own stock, but some private individuals also purchase cars through auctions
The Market Size and Segmentation section of this Report examines only new car registrations in the automotive retailing sector in NI and RoI and excludes second-hand and used car sales (as comprehensive data is not available), and commercial or other goods vehicles. The market shares of the top-selling car brands and engine types are also covered in this section.
What you need to know
Car registration levels in both NI and RoI declined when comparing 2016 and 2017 as consumers became somewhat more cautious with their spending, but within the sector registrations of electric and hybrid cards saw strong improvements (albeit from a low base) highlighting the changing attitudes towards the environment and fuel usage among Irish consumers.
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by Brian O'Connor, a leading analyst in the Automotive sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
Despite low levels of ownership in 2017, sales of Alternative-fuel Vehicles (AFVs) such as hybrids or electric cars continue to see year-on-year increases as Irish consumers become increasingly concerned with maximising fuel efficiency and minimising car running costs.
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