New HGV sales soar in March despite COVID-19 crisis


Sales of new Heavy Good Vehicles (HGVs) soared in March despite the COVID-19 crisis, according to figures released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI).

SIMI figures confirm that HGV registrations were up 17.67 per cent (313) in comparison to March 2019 (266). Year to date HGV sales are up 12.59 per cent (993).

Meanwhile, Light Commercial Vehicle registratrions (LCV) were down 52.9 per cent (1,434) compared to March last year (3,044) and year to date are down 15.2 per cent (9,378).

Our pic shows John McCann (DAF Trucks Ireland, Sales Manager) handing over the keys to a new DAF LF 230 FA 4X2 rigid truck to two members of the Gardenworld team. (Pic taken pre-COVID-19 social distancing)


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