The average age of the Irish vehicle fleet continues to climb as new-car sales continue their steady decline. Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders data shows April sales fell 9.5% year-on-year to 6,121 units. Volkswagen was the country’s top seller with 852 units, down 2.7% from like-2012, while traditional pacesetter Toyota plunged 30.6% to 593 and Ford narrowed the gap with a 16.8% increase to 507. The result lowered year-to-date sales 13.3% to 45,581 units. VW led with ...

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