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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 [...]

 

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

 

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 [...]

Finlay Volvo agree partnership with Curragh Racecourse

Finlay Volvo agree partnership with Curragh Racecourse
Curragh

The Curragh Racecourse has agreed a new partnership with Finlay Volvo to be their official car partner for 2016.  Details were announced at the Curragh based stables of Michael O’Callaghan who helped launched the partnership with his Classic race contender Blue De Vega.

The agreement will see the display of Volvo cars throughout the enclosure on race days, to include the recently launched XC90 and the new S90 which is due to be unveiled in Ireland this summer.

A variety of other marketing and promotional initiatives will be put in place as part of the agreement. This will include the inaugural running of the Finlay Volvo Handicap to take place during the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival in June and an exclusive offer available to anyone purchasing a Volvo from now until 31st March to receive a pair of complimentary Curragh Racecourse 2016 Memberships valued at 350 euro.

Gary Finlay, Sales Director of Finlay [...]

 

Here at Finlay Motor Group we cater for all car needs including businesses. Finlay’s was appointed Commercial Vehicle Specialists by Ford Ireland in October 2014. This award is one that we take very seriously. 161 vehicle sales were not only on passenger cars, there were also a lot of commercial vehicles being handed over in this busy period. Ford has a wide range of commercial vehicles so as to cater to every type of requirement.

Here in FInlays we have a lot of experience with businesses and their motoring needs. Whether it is a small or large fleet, we make sure to provide each with the best solution for their motoring needs.

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There has been a lot of 161 fleets leave FInlays in the last couple of weeks. Picture attached is just one of the [...]

New Year, New Car

2016 kicks off with a bang

 

Happy New year to all our customer’s, we hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year.

Finlay’s kick started the first week in January off with a bang. Loads of new years resolutions have been made and broken already I am sure, but for some lucky people it was not only New Year, New me however it was New Year, New Car.

Alot of People have been patiently waiting in excitement for 2016 to come as it meant they got to pick up their brand new wheels. 161 registration for us started off first thing Monday morning and is still going strong. All our team are working extremely hard to ensure all of our customer’s get their car as quickly as possible.Our sales advisor’s make sure that every customer knows the in’s & outs of their new car before they eagerly drive off in it.

Finlay’s have registered alot of 161 Ford [...]

The motor industry is highly competitive with numerous well recognised brands. Ford have topped the sales charts in Kildare according to SIMI. Both passenger and commercial vehicles have seen the highest sales figures for the month of November in Kildare. The figures fro November show that Ford have 12% share of the car market and 28.5% share of the van market. Out of the top 5 selling nameplates for November in Kildare three of them were Ford models.

  1. Ford Focus
  2. Ford Mondeo
  3. Ford Fiesta

These statistics show the growth in loyal customers and new customers choosing to buy Ford as their car. FInlay’s are proud t be a Ford Dealership and look forward to another successful year ahead with the brand. Ford Focus

 

The Ford Mondeo has been voted Continental Irish Car of the Year 2016 by the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association. The announcement of the 39th Irish Car of the Year Award was made at an awards ceremony in Dublin today attended by leading figures from the motor industry.

Ford MondeoThe Irish Motoring Writers’ Association judges awarded points on the basis of criteria ranging from design, comfort, safety, economy, handling and performance as well as driver satisfaction, value for money and technical innovation, with a maximum of 20 points under each heading.

John Galvin, Chairman of the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association, commented: “The Irish motoring writers have selected an exciting model and no doubt the 2016 Irish Car of the Year accolade will provide a huge boost to the popularity of the Ford Mondeo in the Irish market, particularly in [...]
Road Safety in Ireland

 

Road safety is important all times of the year, but it is especially important in the winter. Road users need to be sure that their vehicle is winter ready and they take the precautions necessary to stay safe in the cold weather. Road safety in Ireland has made exceptional progress in cutting fatalities in Ireland in the last few years. Check out how to make your car be Winter Ready: http://winterready.ie/pdfs/BeWinterReady-Web.pdf

The infographic below provided by Road Safety in Ireland shows the change in fatalities from 1998-2014.

Road Safety

It is easy to see how far Ireland has come in terms of Road safety in a hugely positive way but there is still alot of work to be done. Each and every individual should make it there business to abide by the rules of the [...]

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