Light commercial vehicle (LCV) sales are slightly up 0.14 per cent (1,443) compared to October last year (1,441), according to the latest figures released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI).
The figures also show that for the year-to-date, LCV sales are up 28.6 per cent (28,661).
Heavy goods vehicle (HGV) registrations for the year-to-date remain well up at +22.05 per cent (2,813). After a steady rise in sales in the first eight months of this year the market has fallen back in the last two months, but the 2023 market is still showing 492 extras HGVs sold this year so far.
October 2023 HGV sales were down 23.37 per cent (141) in comparison to October 2022 (184 units).
The Renault Master is the best-selling van so far this year, with 1,986 units sold, 870 more than this time last year. This is followed by the Ford Transit Connect, Renault Trafic, Toyota Landcruiser and Ford Transit.
Ford remains the leading LCV seller in Ireland to date in 2023, with 6,561 vans sold. Its Transit Connect was the most sold van in Ireland last month.
Renault, Volkswagen, Toyota, and Opel make up the top five best-selling brands so far in 2023.
Scania leads HGV sales in Ireland to date in 2023, with 677 units sold. This is followed by Volvo, DAF, Renault, and Mercedes-Benz.
New bus and coach sales for the year-to-date are up by 26.4 per cent (311) compared to this time last year (246). October bus and coach sales jumped 300 per cent on October 2022, with 12 sold last month compared to just three for the same month last year.