Spirit Jaguar Land Rover Opening New Showroom

Spirit Jaguar Land Rover Opens New Showroom In Sandyford

Spirit Jaguar Land Rover Opening New Showroom
Land Rover ambassador Brian O'Driscoll, Jaguar Land Rover Global CEO Dr. Ralf Speth, OHM CEO Declan McCourt and Jaguar ambassador and TV presenter Kathryn Thomas pictured at the opening of the new JLR showroom in Sandyford

Spirit Jaguar Land Rover celebrated the launch of a new 20,000 sq/ft showroom in Sandyford, Dublin, with a special event attended by Jaguar Land Rover CEO, Prof. Dr. Ralf Speth.

To celebrate the official opening, Dr. Speth joined the Spirit Jaguar Land Rover team in unveiling the new all-electric Jaguar I-PACE, which made its public debut in Ireland.

RTE broadcaster and Jaguar ambassador, Kathryn Thomas, was MC for the evening and welcomed Land Rover Ambassador and former Irish Rugby International Brian O’Driscoll, as well as loyal Jaguar Land Rover customers and enthusiasts.

According to Spirit, the new showroom is the "ultimate reflection of the Jaguar Land Rover ethos, offering customers a truly premium sales and ownership experience". Over the last 12 months, the Spirit Jaguar Land Rover showroom has been "transformed into a landmark building in the local community with a warm, refined and eye-catching design," featuring free wi-fi, a coffee bar, a new colour and trim space and lounge-style waiting area.

The full range of Jaguar Land Rover vehicles can be displayed in the new showroom, in addition to an Approved used car showroom, accommodating 8 vehicles. In addition, electric charging points have been installed throughout the site to facilitate Jaguar Land Rover’s range of electric and hybrid models.

Spirit Jaguar Land Rover has also included new handover bays, where customers receive a VIP handover experience before driving straight out of the showroom.

Spirit Jaguar Land Rover Opening New Showroom
Guests explore the new Jaguar I-Pace at its unveiling at the new JLR showroom launch in Sandyford

Eddie Kavanagh, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Ireland, said: “This is another significant milestone in the redevelopment of our entire retailer network which will be complete later this year.  Jaguar Land Rover is enjoying a period of rapid growth with the introduction of several exciting new models, not least the ground-breaking new Jaguar I-PACE.  This new flagship facility is a fitting home for our fantastic range of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.  I’d like to congratulate the team in Spirit Motor Group and wish them every success in the future.”

Jim Ryan, Dealer Principal at Spirit Jaguar Land Rover said: “This redevelopment is another essential step in our growth plans for Spirit Motor Group.  It further demonstrates our commitment to Jaguar Land Rover and our ambition to provide first class service and facilities for our valued Jaguar and Land Rover customers. We look forward to welcoming customers old and new to our flagship facility here in Sandyford.”

Tesla store in Dublin Ireland

Tesla Store In Ireland Hosts Journalists And Owners

Tesla store in Dublin Ireland
Inside the Tesla store in Sandyford, Dublin

Tesla recently hosted a group of Irish motoring journalists and some of Tesla's Irish owners at an event in their Sandyford store in Dublin.

The event was an opportunity to find out more about Tesla's operations in Ireland, hear owner's stories and test drive the Model S and Model X.

Three Irish owners were present to give an insight into what it means to own and drive a Tesla in Ireland. They shared with us why they chose a Tesla, what they owned before and why they made the switch to electric.

Their experiences were all positive and they all emphasised how cheap the cars were to run, while the long battery range makes them easy to get around in Ireland.

Ireland currently has Tesla Superchargers in Ballacolla and Birdhill, with two more locations on the way at Lisburn and Enfield.

Tesla's Irish store is located at 92 Bracken Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18. For more information click here.

Tesla store in Dublin
Outside the Tesla store in Dublin

Audi Centre Sandyford

New Audi Centre Opens In Sandyford

A new Audi Centre has opened on Bracken Road in Sandyford, Dublin. The custom built, multistorey Audi dealership cost €20 million and combines Audi's previous operations in Ballsbridge, Goatstown and Sandyford under one roof.

The new Audi showroom is home to the largest display of new and approved used Audi models, and also features Ireland's first Audi Customer Private Lounge allowing customers to build their own Audi and experience it in virtual reality.

The new Audi Centre covers a floor area of nearly 10000 square metres.

On the ground floor customers can relax in the customer reception area with the Audi Café. The floor also features a service reception, Audi Shop, a new car display and handover bays.

The first floor displays up to 20 new cars and includes customer lounges with panoramic views of Dublin and access to an indoor car park of 100 used cars.

Audi Centre is the exclusive Audi Sport dealer in Ireland with a dedicated corner of the showroom.

The building also houses an 18 bay service workshop.

Audi Centre Sandyford
The new Audi Centre cost €20 million

Donal Duggan, Head of Business at Audi Centre said: "We are delighted to open our doors to the public at the new €20 million Audi Centre following two years of work to deliver a world class Audi experience for customers. The new Audi Centre is the largest Audi dealership in Ireland and the first to feature an Audi Customer Private Lounge complete with virtual reality capabilities to build your very own Audi. Audi is at the forefront of technology and this new state-of-the-art terminal truly provides customers with an unrivalled experience that brings Audi's innovation DNA to life".

Caroline Kidd