CHECK OUT SOME BALMORAL SHOW-STOPPERS
IF you’re in the market for a 4WD vehicle, visit Stand D12 at Balmoral Show and check out the latest offerings from Northern Ireland’s number one best-selling pick-up, Isuzu, and the world’s largest manufacturer of AWD cars, Subaru.
The newest and most exclusive pick-up, the D-max Centurion, makes its UK debut at Balmoral. Just 100 are being built, it’s brimming with every conceivable luxury and extra as standard, and each vehicle is uniquely numbered. There are now six Isuzu dealers in Northern Ireland with the latest specialist franchise appointment in Co Fermanagh, but only five Centurions are on their way.
“We have more UK outlets than Centurions,” explains NI managing director Neville Matthews. “So it follows that the newest dealer loses out on this occasion. Built to celebrate our centenary year it’s only proper that we allocated one per existing franchisee as the priority. The new 2016 Blade in Venetian Red is also limited in numbers, and happily we managed to secure one of those for our new Enniskillen dealer’s launch.”
“Another display first on our stand is the UK Championship-winning Fury Rally, and we have our best ever Contract Hire deal — just £699 down and £239 x 23 puts you into a brand new Fury Plus — changed every two years and complete with special edition two-tone leather upholstery, Magma red paintwork, alloys, sidesteps and of course class-leading 3.5 tonnes towing. Two years’ road tax is also included — all you need to do is add the driver.”
Subaru have allnew Levorg GT and 2016 model Forester and XV Crossover models making their Northern Ireland introductions. The full multiple award-winning Subaru range is on display, from the WRX STI muscle car and sporty BRZ through to the Impreza and the sensational Outback with Eyesight driver safety assist technology — darling of the insurance industry due to dramatic collision reduction statistics of up to 40% fewer impacts in Eyesight equipped vehicles. “It’s been another fantastic start to the year. Globally we’re setting new production records and in the UK that means lead times of four to six weeks for most models. The upside is that Subarus continue to be in high demand, new and used, which means they hold their value exceptionally well” says Matthews. “The combination of powerful yet frugal diesel and petrol Boxer engines linked to symmetrical all-wheel drive delivers outstanding low centres of gravity — hence terrific handling, safety and confidence. Try a Subaru and you’ll buy a Subaru. Nine out of 10 owners enjoy the product and the experience so much they come back for another. We outsell BMW Audi and Volkswagen combined in America, to have so many satisfied repeat customers we know we’re doing something right. It’s a winning combination we intend to continue.”
Pick-up or AWD car, there’s a great range of choice on Stand D12 with a number of finance and other offers for the duration of the Show. Make sure to visit — and say NI Carfinder sent you! The full Subaru and Isuzu ranges are now on the UFU Affinity programme. Members can simply call UFU Group on 028 9037 0222 for a scheme voucher.
The Isuzu D-max in Co Fermanagh (above left), the 2016 Subaru Outback and Neville Matthews (left)