Without doubt, 2020 has been a very difficult year for the motoring industry. Figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) for the first six months of the year show that new car registrations are down 34.5% (52,891) on the same period last year (80,758).

Meanwhile, light commercial vehicles (LCV) year to date have witnessed a drop of 30.9% (10,579).