The Frank Keane Group has been appointed as the authorised distributor for MG Motor in Ireland.
This is a supercharged return for the iconic MG brand to the Irish market, and the timing could not be better for both parties as MG expands its range of electric and plug-in hybrid cars. Frank Keane Group is a successful privately owned Irish business with over half a century’s experience in the Irish motor industry and is delighted to have been selected as the partner for MG Motor in Ireland.
The MG brand offers electric for all car owners in Ireland with a line-up of high quality and affordable electric and plug-in hybrid cars starting with the MG ZS EV , Ireland’s first truly affordable, family friendly electric car as a Compact SUV. With five-star Euro NCAP safety, high levels of technology and a seven-year warranty, MG ZS EV is the perfect introduction to electric motoring for new car buyers. Priced from just €28,995, MG ZS EV is a great new option for private, fleet, and corporate customers across the country.
The first MG ZS EVs will arrive in Ireland in November for immediate sale, followed by the All New MG5 EV Sportwagon and MG HS Plug-in Hybrid Midsize SUV, both of which will be on sale in the coming months.
Billy Riordan, CEO of the Frank Keane Group, commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to be getting involved with MG as their Irish partner. It is an exciting time for this growing brand which has such a rich history. The Frank Keane Group started its life in motor distribution over 50 years ago and we look forward to this next step in our journey.”
Gerard Rice, Managing Director, MG Motor Ireland, stated: “We are excited to be appointed as the distributor partner for MG Motor in Ireland for their range of electric vehicles. MG is the fastest growing mainstream car brand in the UK in 2020 and is growing rapidly across Europe with sales already in full flow in a number of markets and other countries will follow very soon. We are currently working hard to select the MG Motor retailers for the Irish market to join us on this exciting and electric journey”.
Gregory Webb, Head of Business Development UK, Ireland and EU right-hand-drive markets commented: “We are delighted to be working with the Frank Keane Group to bring the new electric MG brand to Ireland. We selected Frank Keane Group because of its wealth of experience in the Irish market. With our exciting new range of electric MGs, we will be able to offer the Irish motorist fantastic low and zero emissions options across the board.”
A career which began in 1952 and by 1967 saw Frank Keane awarded the franchise for BMW responsible for establishing, promoting and enhancing the brand and reputation of the marque in Ireland. In 1984 the Group was awarded the Irish distributor rights for Mitsubishi Motors and FUSO Trucks. In 2003 the Group established its first retail presence with a BMW dealership in Dublin and in 2011 added a successful partnership with Volkswagen. The Group now has a retail presence across 6 separate locations in South and West Dublin.
Tracing its history back to 1924, MG is a motoring icon, famous for building sporty, exciting and value-for-money cars which are always fun to drive. From the original MG 14/28 Super Sports car, designed by the legendary Cecil Kimber, to the all-electric MGs of today, MG has always been innovative, always been radical and always been fun!
Today, MG is the fastest growing car brand in the UK, fielding a range of practical and affordable hatchbacks, SWs and SUVs. Designed in Marylebone, London, and manufactured in state-of-the-art factories in several countries, today’s MGs are practical, spacious, packed with technology and perfect for modern life. All new MGs are built with world-class components and are backed by a comprehensive manufacturer’s 7 year warranty.