Cork motor company announce expansion despite pandemic:
Suzuki to join Opel, Honda and Mazda as part of Kevin O’Leary Group
One of Cork’s longest-established motor companies have said growth and expansion remains on the cards despite a challenging year, as they announced plans to expand their existing car franchises this summer.
Kevin O’Leary Group has announced that there will be a third addition to their existing Opel and Honda brands in Silversprings, from the beginning of June, as they have now entered a partnership with Suzuki Automotive.
The new seven car showroom will include a dedicated Suzuki customer lounge, as well as an indoor handover area which will also be a first for Suzuki customers in Cork.
Like many other industries, Group Director Kevin O’Leary acknowledged that it had been a challenging year with lockdowns but added that the group had worked hard to adapt and improvise during the pandemic. They have developed a more efficient, online focussed approach to car sales including offerings such as click and deliver for vehicle sales and personalised videos for prospective customers, both of which they intend to maintain and continue in addition to in-person sales once restrictions lift.
Sales Manager at Kevin O’Leary Silversprings Dermot O’Sullivan admitted that they missed the in-person element of car sales and were hugely excited at the prospect of reopening the showroom fully.
The Group aims to launch the brand at Silversprings this June enhancing the offering to both new and existing customers with the addition of the Suzuki range which has recently moved across to Hybrid engines.
Group Director Kevin O’Leary said they anticipated a “strong” summer for car sales and added they had experienced strong pent-up demand when they reopened last May after the first lockdown and that the Group are very optimistic ahead of a full reopening this summer.