Car buyers across Ireland are struggling to find good value at dealerships. Most of the cars have a much larger price tag on them than their UK counterparts, yet they come with much lower specifications.
Therefore, vehicle imports form the UK have been steadily increasing over the years as buyers realise the value of purchasing from the UK market. So which cars make for the most popular imports from UK to Ireland?
With both saloon and estate versions, the Audi A4 is a luxurious model that appeals to the Irish market with its style. But the main draw is the S Line specifications, which mean drivers can enjoy Bluetooth, parking sensors and Milano leather seats which are difficult to find on Irish specification A4’s.
The diesel engine 3-series comes with a superbly refined and classic interior as well as the latest technology, making it a direct alternative to the A4. They come in a range of models including saloon, estate, coupe; the highest specification M sports models are loaded with extras like the M sport alloy wheels, suede upholstery and integrated sat nav.
This MPV is the perfect family car, easily seating seven people. Containing a 2.0-litre diesel engine for strong performance, low road tax and excellent economy the Galaxy is an expensive and ill-equipped vehicle from most Irish dealers, but the UK specifications include dual zone climate control, alloy wheels, Bluetooth and audio streaming as well as parking assist, roof rails and more.
The ix35 is a popular SUV import that comes in both two and four-wheel drive. With it’s stylish looks and efficient diesel engine these used cars from Hyundai are the perfect vehicle for those with a busy lifestyle.