22 December 2016

A good year for Renault

Renault will be introducing the new generation Koleos and a pickup, the Alaskan, for the first time to Ireland in 2017, writes Brian Byrne. These will be in addition to the imminent arrival of the new generation Scenic and Grand Scenic.

The new longer-range Zoe supermini EV will also land here, adding a further input into the growth of electric cars in Ireland, with its nominal 400-km range. There will also be a revised Clio. These follow a 2016 during which the new Megane was introduced in three variants.

For the Dacia brand also owned by Renault there will be revised versions of the Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV. Sales of Dacia in Ireland have reached almost 4,500 vehicles, of which over 2,000 are Duster SUVs.

Overall, the Renault Group in Ireland is looking at a 25pc improvement in passenger cars orders for January orders compared to last year, and a 10pc growth in LCV orders, led by the new Trafic. Finishing out 2016, the Group expects to have achieved 9.4pc market share.

For 171 registrations Renault Ireland is offering customers 3pc APR, three years’ free servicing, and five years warranty and roadside assistance.

Pictured wishing all customers a happy Christmas are Renault and Dacia brand ambassadors The Happy Pear, Fiona Coghlan, Ian Dempsey, Lorraine Keane, Mairead Ronan, Carolyn Hayes, Rosemary Smith, Alan Brogan and Darren Kennedy with Country Operations Manager Paddy Magee.