Welcome to the 2023 edition of the 28th annual publication of the Auto Ireland Guide to New Cars, proudly sponsored by First Citizen Finance DAC. My management team and I have been associated with this title for many years now, sponsoring all previous 27 annual publications. I’m proud to say that this edition is again published and printed in the Republic of Ireland and we at First Citizen Finance are delighted to be associated with it.

Like you, I’m looking forward to browsing through the pages of expert car reviews presented by Editor Shane O’Donoghue and his dedicated team at CompleteCar.ie. It’s great to see that Shane has again worked closely with the Business Post this year to deliver another exciting and informative magazine for Irish motoring enthusiasts.

The 2023 edition of Auto Ireland comprehensively reviews all models currently available in the Irish market and previews those that aren’t too far away. Along with the core new car review listings, you’ll find practical advice for when it comes to buying a new car.

Technology is a driving force for success and at First Citizen Finance we like to innovate.

In this edition, readers can find out more about how we at First Citizen Finance use technology to improve the car purchasing experience for our customers. Readers can find out more about our innovative mobile app, First Citizen Abacus, for customers looking to finance their next car purchase. This exciting, innovative and user friendly app can help customers enjoy a one-to-one experience when financing a new or used car and help select the deal that’s most suitable for each individual budget. The handy in-app ‘engine room’ feature connects the driver with our Customer Service team, so it’s easy to request a statement or a settlement figure on the go, right when it’s required.

You’ll also read about our exciting online Used Car marketplace, called Autopoint.ie, where buyers can find the best second hand vehicles for sale in their locality.

Of course, it’s also possible to apply for car finance online through our website, firstcitizen.ie, where you can calculate your repayments over a chosen term on a certain vehicle. Our website is extremely fast in processing finance queries and yours will be dealt with swiftly. Normal credit criteria applies, naturally. We offer a straight forward, hassle-free online finance application that is simple to use and results in a fast decision with repayment terms tailored to suit individual requirements. First Citizen Finance is there to assist and advise buyers on finance solutions as they contemplate the purchase of a new or used vehicle.

Enjoy the guide, have safe and trouble free motoring in 2023 and remember… First Citizen Finance is there to help. To download our customer focussed mobile app, search for First Citizen Abacus in all the usual app stores.

Kind regards,

Chris Hanlon

Managing Director, First Citizen Finance