Welcome to the 2022 edition of the 27th 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 26 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 2022 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. Over the past couple of years, the Covid pandemic has affected all aspects of life and continues to be the catalyst for change in how many consumers now shop for cars globally. We have seen an accelerated move to online interactions and there is no doubt that the Irish motor industry has reacted positively in the digitisation of processes to enable buyers shift into this environment with ease. 

Finance providers too must continually review and adapt how they serve their customers’ needs. 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. We’re also proud to draw attention to our innovative mobile app, First Citizen Abacus, for customers looking to finance their next car purchase. This exciting 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. While you’re with us, why not take a moment to explore our exciting online used car marketplace at Autopoint.ie, where buyers can find the best second hand vehicles for sale in their locality. 

First Citizen Finance is there to assist and advise buyers on finance solutions as they contemplate the purchase of a new or used vehicle. Before I finish, I would like to acknowledge the challenges we have all faced over the past year and especially like to take this opportunity to remember those loved ones we sadly lost along the way. 

Enjoy the guide, have safe and trouble free motoring in 2022 and remember… First Citizen Finance is here 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