Northern Ireland’s largest family-owned new and used vehicle retailer has acquired the Vauxhall franchise from Eakin Bros Ltd. in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

The Donnelly and Taggart Group is now the only Vauxhall approved franchise for new car and van sales, Used Network Q approved vehicles, Motability and Aftersales in the North West of Ireland.

The new Donnelly and Taggart Vauxhall showroom, which will result in the creation of four new jobs, will be located in Campsie Industrial Estate and takes the total number of Donnelly Vauxhall sites in Northern Ireland to three.

Donnelly Group Executive Chairman, Terence Donnelly, said:

“With existing Vauxhall franchises in Dungannon and Omagh, the Donnelly Group has a great relationship with Vauxhall and our significant knowledge of the brand ensures our customers benefit from the very best offers and service.

“As with our other sites, Donnelly and Taggart will provide a full offering including Motability and commercial vehicles which will enhance the overall service and experience for new and existing Vauxhall customers in the North West.

“Donnelly and Taggart has been trusted by motorists in the North West for over 25 years to offer the best advice and vehicle recommendations to our customers, whether they are considering downsizing, buying a new car for a son or daughter, or looking at a commercial vehicle. Our award-winning teams are able to match customers with the right vehicle at the right price.

“At the Donnelly Group, we place great focus on keeping the customer central to everything we do, and work closely with all our manufacturers to ensure each and every customer benefits from the greatest choice, service, convenience and value at all eight of our locations across Northern Ireland.”

The new Vauxhall showroom in Campsie Industrial Estate, is located less than seven miles from Derry/Londonderry city centre.

Brent Crawford, Donnelly and Taggart Vauxhall Manager, said:

“We’re delighted to welcome Vauxhall to Donnelly and Taggart in Eglinton making us the home of Vauxhall in the North West, and joining our existing 12 manufacturers.

“The inclusion of commercial vehicles such as vans in our Vauxhall offering is particularly exciting, as that was not available in the area previously.

“Several of the staff from Eakin Bros have transferred to Donnelly and Taggart so for existing customers, there will be many familiar faces who bring with them a wealth of brand knowledge and experience. We would encourage Vauxhall customers in the area to call in to meet the team over a cup of coffee and learn how we can assist with all their motoring needs and requirements.”

Chris Kearney, Vauxhall Network Development Manager, said:

“Vauxhall already has a strong working relationship with the Donnelly Group, and we are delighted to continue this as we expand our representation within Northern Ireland.”

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