Irish new-car sales slumped 9% in March to 13,100 units from prior-year’s 14,396 as hopes for recovery in the financially stressed country remained elusive. Nissan deliveries jumped 26.4% to 1,988 units last month to outsell Volkswagen, down 9.7% to 1,163; Ford, down 32.6% to 1,222; and Toyota, down 31.7% to 1,051. The latest result dropped first-quarter new-car sales 4.3% to 45,898 units. Light-commercial-vehicle deliveries tumbled 8.7% in March to 1,415, pushing the ...

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