Volkswagen's aftersales team here have won a major accolade. They were selected by Volkswagen AG as their Aftersales Best Practice Importer in Europe this year.
And such importance has been attached to the selection that Volkswagen AG management and heads of aftersales for Europe travelled to Dublin for a two-day conference to focus on the Irish strategy.
Pictured is Alan Bateson, Volkswagen Ireland head of aftersales, presenting a piece of bog oak to Peter Berggren, head of aftersales for Volkswagen in Europe, to mark Ireland's selection as Best Practice Importer in Europe.
Ford ramps up its SUV range
Ford's new EcoSport sports utility vehicle is to go on sale in Europe within the next 18 months
Again, it is based on a global platform and they are saying it will be as affordable as a small family car with the style and room of an SUV.
The marque is certainly ramping up the model range on this B-platform, as it will also accommodate the all-new Kuga and, in the next few years, the Edge, a bigger motor.