Renault and Dacia dealerships are fully open for servicing, maintenance and repair work and are open for business virtually under the revised level 5 restrictions announced by the Government, writes Trish Whelan.
The Service Departments at Renault Group’s 29 dealerships will remain open for normal aftersales work for servicing and repair work and dealerships will provide proof of ‘need for travel’ by text or email to customers.
Customers can continue to access the range of cars via the Virtual Showroom from the safety of home and talk to product experts who will answer questions and demonstrate the latest cars via live one-to-one video chat. Customers can take live 360-deg tours of Renault Clio, All-New Captur, Kadjar, and the 100pc electric New Renault ZOE as well as Dacia Duster, with the one-way connection as the experts will only hear you, not see you on a screen. The Virtual Showroom is open 7 days a week between 10am and 8pm.
Existing customers can still collect their new January car orders at dealerships and Click & Deliver is also available where the dealership will drop a customer’s new car to their home, in accordance with HSE & HSA Covid-19 guidelines.
Renault’s 211 offers continue across all models until 31 January and include on Clio and All-New Captur - €1,000 Cashback; 3.9pc APR and 3 Months’ Deferred Payments. New Megane customers will receive €1,250 Cashback, a 3.9pc APR HP or PCP and 3 months’ deferred payments while Kadjar customers can take €1,500 cashback on top of the APR offer and deferred payments.
ZOE Z.E. 50, Kangoo Z.E., and New ZOE Commercial are all available to order virtually as are the new range of E-TECH hybrids and Plug-in Hybrids including New Clio Hybrid, New Captur PHEV and New Megane Sport Tourer PHEV. Renault will continue its €1,000 Green Grant on top of the Government subsidy for all new EV, hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars purchased before 31 January 2021.
Renault has maintained third position in LCV sales in 2020 and its Pro+ LCV range including Master, Trafic and Kangoo is available to order with a continued offer ‘saving at least €3,000 vs high-street banks’.
Dacia’s 211 offers on Duster and Sandero range have also been extended to 31 January with Duster Prestige available at 0pc APR with 3 Months’ Deferred Payments, and on new Sandero and Stepway Alternative dCi, there is €500 Cashback; 4.9pc APR + and 3 Months’ deferred payments.
Patrick Magee, Country Operations Director, Renault Group Ireland commented: “While it may not be business as normal, we are open virtually for business. Maintaining the No 1 EV Manufacturer status in Ireland is hugely important to us as pioneers and leaders of electric vehicles in Europe and with our electric range of cars and vans, and our new hybrid and plug-in hybrid offerings, we hope to see many more customers make the switch in 2021.”