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CHEVROLET BACK ON THE IRISH MOTOR MARKET By Brian Foley

• New Irish network announced for Chevrolet
• 10 existing Chevrolet dealers to retain franchise
• More dealers to be named through the rest of 2012

The first 10 dealers to sell the newly relaunched Chevrolet brand across Ireland have been named, following the decision to distribute the vehicles directly through Chevrolet UK and Ireland (formerly Chevrolet UK).

The sites approved to sell Chevrolet cars at the time of the brand’s launch are:

Clonee Motor Centre Clonee
Ennis Road Motors Limerick
FM Autocentre Carlow
Hinchy's Garage Knocklong
Randles Brothers Tralee
Waterford Motor Village Waterford
Windsor Airside Airside (Swords)
Windsor Deansgrange Deansgrange (South Dublin)
Windsor Bray Bray (southern approaches to Dublin)
Windsor Galway Galway

All of the above are existing Chevrolet dealers, who have transitioned from the private importer that previously brought Chevrolet cars into Ireland.

Commenting on the appointments, Chevrolet UK and Ireland Managing Director, Mark Terry, said: “It gives me great pleasure to name our start-up network, and to thank them for showing tremendous support and enthusiasm for the Chevrolet brand during the launch of Chevrolet Ireland and the transition from the former importer. They are clearly very loyal supporters of our iconic brand, and can see the great opportunities that it brings to them in terms of both new car sales and aftersales.

“We have worked hard to ensure that we appoint the dealers that will work most effectively with us to grow and develop the Chevrolet name across Ireland, and look forward to naming further additions to our dealer network over the coming months.”

The new Chevrolet Trax compact SUV will make its debut at the Paris Salon in September and is expected to go on sale in Ireland in 2013, along with thw Chevrolet Volt EV and Malibu SUV.