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So you have decided it is time to change your current vehicle. The next step taken is online research, over 90% of new car buyers conducting research online before visiting a dealership.

With the internet taking over and making it ever easier to compare and contrast, it is easy to skip over some other important aspects of the new car shopping experience.

So what is one important aspect which cannot yet be done online? The test drive!

A lot of people can underestimate the importance of this when looking at buying or leasing their next vehicle. It is easy to fall in love with the look of a vehicle after researching it so much online, that it can often lead to not paying attention to the importance of test drives.

A common saying you hear is ‘you wouldn’t buy a new car without taking it for a test drive’, but this in fact often happens. To [...]

 

Finlay Reg plate

With the motoring industry in Ireland showing + 23% increase for the first half of the year according to SIMI, Finlay Motor Group is hoping for the same positivity for the rest of the year.

SIMI Director General Alan Nolan said ‘This year promises to be the first normal year of registrations since the recession and with the range of attractive offers available across all brands we are confident that 162 will also deliver in the coming months.”

With the 162 registrations well and truly under way we all here at Finlay’s are hoping that the industry stats and Alan are right.

To a lot of us it feels like we were only getting over the rush from 161. The hustle and bustle is exciting & it is [...]

Finlay Volvo

Week of Launches

 

Finlay Volvo had a very busy week last week attending two very exciting launches.

The first was held in Killashee House Hotel for The Currgah Racecourse’s launch of their Summer Season Racing Programme and Killashee Irish Tatler Style Icon. The proud partnership between Finlay Volvo & The Currgah Racecourse allowed Finlay Volvo to showcase some of our own stylish Volvo’s.

Although the night was about launching the competition for the Style Icon at The Currgah, we think the Volvo’s give them all a run for their money. Both an XC90 & XC60 were proudly parked at the red carpet entrance of the launch evening. As you can see the two vehicles looked amazing parked in front of the picturesque Killashee House Hotel.

Volvo - Killashee

The second launch of the week for Finlay Volvo was very exciting for us, it was the launch of the Volvo S90.

This highly [...]

Collage balmoral

This week we were busy getting set up for a big week at Balmoral Show, Northern Irelands largest agricultural event. The Balmoral show is fantastic event for the whole family to enjoy, with a huge timetable of events on every day you can be sure none of the family will be bored.

Finlay Equi-Trek horse boxes are proud to be apart of this event again this year. We are delighted to sponsor the SJ3 1.35m national show jumping class. Also so as everyone gets to have a up close and personal view of the horse boxes we have 4 vehicles on display for the duration of the event. Jonathan will be on hand at the trade stand to answer any questions or queries you may have about these superb vehicles.

Balmoral is [...]

Tour de Foothills Event 2016

NCC successful event in aid of Saplings

 

This year marks the 3rd year of our proud partnership with Naas Cycling Club. One of NCC many charity events ‘Tour de Foothills’ took place this Sunday 10/4/16.

We had the pleasure of hosting this event in our showrooms here in Naas. Helping out charity events such as this is something we are very fond of and try to do as much as we possibly can.  The NCC Tour de Foothills was an opportunity for all cyclists to enjoy a day in the saddle while taking in all the scenery of the Wicklow Foothills with a 110km or 65km route. All proceeds of the event went directly to Saplings School for Children with Autism & Special Needs, Kill, Co. Kildare. The event was an outstanding success with 500+ cyclists taking to the saddle in aid of this very worthy cause. Luckily the weather did not put off the 500+ selfless cyclists who braved the [...]

 

Can anyone believe it is almost April? Finlay Motor Group certainly cannot! These last few months have really flown in. April see’s the end of Quarter 1 of 2016 and the beginning of Quarter 2.

This last quarter has been an absolute great one for us all here in Finlay Motor Group.  Already 2016 has seen some of Finlay Motor Groups biggest achievements to date. Here is a little snapshot of our proudest moments this quarter.

  1. Official Car partner of Curragh Racecourse – This is a deal we are very proud of as both organisations have a long standing history in the county of Kildare & being able to associate our Volvo brand with such a great organisation is an honour to Finlay’s.Curragh
  2. Being shortlisted for 2 SIMI awards – This was our first year to enter [...]

 

All the staff at Finlay Motor Group would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of our customers and their families a very happy St.Patricks Day. 

We will be closed tomorrow 17th for the celebrations and re-open as normal Friday and Saturday.

Hope to see you all soon :)

St.Patricks Day

SIMI Awards 2016 ‘Franchised Sales Operation of the Year’

Finlay Motor Groups 80th year in business has been marked by achieving the highest accolade in the Irish motor industry by being voted the Best Franchised Dealer in Ireland at the SIMI.

WINNER 2016

 

Finlay Motor Group based in M7 Motor Park, Naas, Co. Kildare has been named as ‘Franchised Sales Operation of the Year’ at the SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards. The accolade was announced by RTE presenter Des Cahill at a glittering ceremony at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin on Thursday 18th February in front of over 700 of the Motor Industry’s senior figures and guests in attendance.

The awards now in their sixth year honored those businesses that have demonstrated excellence and best practice in their Industry over the last 12 months. Open to all sectors of the Irish Motor Industry with nine award categories in total.

Finlay Motor Group is a family run business who has been serving the motorists of Kildare and surrounding areas since 1936. This year marks Finlay’s 80th year in business [...]

 

 

 

SIMI Awards 2016

 

Finlay Motor Group has been nominated for both Franchised Dealer Categories at this year’s prestigious SIMI 2016 annual motor industry awards, due to take place next week.

The SIMI awards celebrate the best practice in the Irish Motor Industry, acknowledging the hard work and successful achievements of SIMI members. Celebrating everything that is good about the automotive trade, the awards are open to the widest possible cross-section of the Irish motor industry.

The two shortlisted categories for which Finlay Motor Group have been nominated are:

  1. FRANCHISED SALES OPERATION OF THE YEAR
    This isawarded to the best franchised car retailer, one that is able to show evidence of a high quality sales function, exemplary customer service and an innovative approach to business.
  2. FRANCHISED AFTERSALES OPERATION OF THE YEAR
    This award [...]
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