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Dealer/Importer News Archive

Opel Ireland announces new General Manager

Opel Ireland has appointed Gillian Whittall to the role of General Manager. Gillian joined Opel Ireland in 2008 as Head of Marketing & PR, bringing extensive experience from high profile brands within AIB, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson and Danone. Gillian commented: “I’m delighted to take on the role of managing Opel in Ireland. The brand

Citroën & DS Ireland announce appointments

As part of an internal restructure, I.M. European Motors Ltd., importers of the Citroën and DS Automobiles brands in Ireland, has appointed Stephen McGrath as Finance Director and Kevin Hilliard as Sales Director. Prior to his new appointment Stephen held the role of Financial Controller at the company since 2009. Before this Stephen worked at

February flat but year-to-date new car sales down 3.5pc

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the month of February were steady, but the market remains down by 3.47 per cent for the year-to-date. February registrations were very much in line (17,081) when compared to the similar month in 2017

John Mulholland Motors is Skoda UK Retailer of the Year again

John Mulholland Motors Ltd. emerged victorious and took home the top title at the Skoda UK annual Retailer of the Year (ROTY) award for an incredible third time, having won the previous year and in 2014. The County Antrim retailer was once again awarded the title in recognition of its outstanding all-round business performance in

VW Van Centre celebrates seven decades in Dungannon

We are being told that there’s a lot to celebrate at the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Dungannon Van Centre in County Tyrone, as the business enters into its 71st year of exceptional service in the industry. Building on this success, the Donnelly Van Centre has recently expanded its services by offering the sale of quality used

Ford claims title for world’s largest billboard 

Ford is now the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title-holder for the Largest billboard in the world after unveiling a 5,265 m2 advertisement – equivalent to 20 tennis courts – for the new Ford EcoSport sports utility vehicle (SUV) on the iconic Espana Building in central Madrid, Spain. A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS official adjudicator inspected the 2,000 kg installation

Volvo XC60 wins UK Car of the Year 2018

Volvo’s XC60 has been crowned the overall winner at the UK Car of the Year Awards 2018, which are supported by Cox Automotive – whose UK brands include Manheim and Motors.co.uk. After scooping Best Medium Crossover when the category winners were announced in January, the Volvo went up against another 12 triumphant new cars to fight it out

Enterprise Rent-A-Car opens four new branches across Ireland

As the company enters its 21st year of business in Ireland, Enterprise Rent-A-Car tells us that it has recently opened four new branches in towns and cities across Ireland as part of its continued investment in the country. In the last couple of months, Enterprise has opened new branches and relocated others in: – Blackpool,

DS Automobiles announced as sponsor for Irish Club Professional tournament

DS Automobiles is set to sponsor alongside Carr Golf, the Irish Club Professional Tournament 2018 which takes place May 16-17 at Dromoland Golf & Country Club. Dromoland’s Ron Kirby & J.B. Carr designed course will once again host the 36-hole professional competition, which will feature a prize fund of €13,000. The event will be proceeded

Mercedes-Benz supports young sailor in Olympic bid

Mercedes-Benz has extended its involvement in the sport of sailing and is set to support talented 19-year-old Howth Yacht Club member, Aoife Hopkins, as she prepares her challenge to qualify for Ireland’s team at the forthcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. This arrangement sees Mercedes-Benz retain its status as the only vehicle manufacturer supporting Ireland’s