Saturday, 28 May 2016

Car Store opens in Dublin

Car Retail is set for a stylish makeover as Linders Renault & Dacia open Ireland’s first ever Car Store at Pavilions Shopping Centre in Swords, Co Dublin on Saturday 28th May.

Jump starting a new retail revolution by bringing the car buying experience into a new type of location, Linders Renault & Dacia Car Store is on course to become part of the day-to-day shopping experience in Swords. Shopping centre visitors can check out the latest Renault and Dacia models at their leisure as part of their shopping experience while savvy online shoppers can take their research from the couch to the car store as part of their smarter shopping experience and try before they buy.

Linders Renault & Dacia Car Store will be a one-stop shop, taking customers on a journey from solo test drives right through to financing. The new Linders Renault & Dacia Car Store will be staffed with Brand Heroes who are simply on hand to help and help customers make the most stylish and suitable choice for them.

Linders Renault & Dacia Car Store makes it easy with 3 simple in-store steps to take the sometime hassle out of car buying. Firstly, potential customers can use the Renault app to design their car. Secondly, their trade-in is valued via an independent third party online market valuation app and finally, they can apply for smart finance from Renault’s own bank RCI (Renault Bank).

Dealer Principal Paul Linders said: “The concept of the car store seems like a natural progression for us. In any business you need to innovate to survive and the internet has played a key part in revolutionising how Irish people shop for cars. We are in the process of opening our third dealership Linders Renault & Dacia Swords Turvey just up the road and in the process, we spoke to a lot of locals while deciding about where to open. While we knew that the area had a large and growing population for an outlet to service, we didn’t foresee the number of people that told us they would be interested in seeing an alternative to the traditional garage in the area. So, we simply listened and when we thought about it, it made sense.

That said we know the importance of catering for those who prefer the traditional route. With that in mind, Linders are set to expand their traditional motor dealerships with a brand new branch in Swords Turvey this June, a sign we are waving goodbye to the recession in the rear view mirror. I won’t miss it”.

Linders Renault & Dacia currently operate two dealerships in Finglas and Chapelizod. Opening in Smithfield in 1938, the family business has grown to be one of the longest established car dealers in Dublin. Over their almost 80 years in business, Linders have prided themselves on their excellent customer service and building relationships with customers that lasts a lifetime. They believe in understanding the individual needs of each customer to ensure they select the car that is right for them.

Ian Hunter from Pavilions Shopping Centre said “We are delighted to welcome Linders Renault to the Pavilions Shopping Centre. Having Ireland’s first car store set up shop with us has been an exciting venture. We think our customers will relish the opportunity to have the car showroom come to them, where they like to shop”.

Renault Group has enjoyed huge market growth over the last 3 years growing their share of the market from 5.5% in 2012 to over 9% in 2016 in cars and vans. In fact, Renault and Dacia are driving the market with the highest volume growth of any brand year to date up 48% and 42% respectively, helped in the main by the launch of the Renault Kadjar late last year. An All-New Megane will hit the streets next month just in time for the 162 registrations.