Footfall in showrooms has been strong so far this year and with a few months of the scrappage scheme still left,we are looking to see our new dealership move from strength to strength
(PRWeb UK) March 14, 2011
The scrappage scheme, which was first launched last year, has now been extended until the end of June and has a reduced VRT relief of €1,250 for cars that are 10 years or older. In 2010, over 17,000 scrappage cars were sold, which provided an increase of over 50% of car sales on the previous year. The scheme was devised as a way of bringing a boost to sales in the Irish motor industry, which like many other countries, had found itself a casualty of the global economic downturn.
Renault have had a particularly strong 12 months in the Irish car market and have achieved an impressive 11% market share with the Renault Megane also being Ireland's bestselling car in 2010. Having been appointed regional dealer for Renault in Cork, Kearys Motor Group are both proud and excited to be part of this success. 34% of the cars sold since the Renault branch opened in June have been subsidised by the government scrappage allowance.
Bill Keary, chairman of the group has said of Kearys recent Renault Cork success “Recent figures for us have been good. Footfall in showrooms has been strong so far this year and with a few months of the scrappage scheme still left and Renault’s continued focus on offering customers superb value for money, we are looking to see our new dealership move from strength to strength”