New car registrations last month lower than April 2017 numbers

The number of new cars registered last month dropped by 13.9% compared to April 2017.

New figures from the CSO show that 11,557 were registered, while the number of used imported cars increased by 19.2% to 8,671.

In the first four months of this year, nearly 70,000 new private cars were registered, a decrease of 5.7% compared to last year.

Volkswagen was the most popular make of car followed by Ford and Hyundai.

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