Rochford Motors brings Opel to Ballyhaunis

Published on 21st March 2022 at 15:25

Ireland‘s Opel Dealer Network has been expanded with the appointment by Leeson Motors, Opel Importer in Ireland, of Rochford Motors in Ballyhaunis, County Mayo.


Established in 1981, by the late Billy Rochford and now under the drive and guidance of his son Billy and his experienced 14-strong team, Rochford Motors has built a loyal customer base in those forty years.

James Brooks, Managing Director of Leeson Motors speaking of the appointment, said, "I warmly welcome Liam to the Opel Dealer Network. We very much look forward to working in partnership with his highly experienced team and I wish them every success with the Opel brand."


James continued: "The appointment of Rochford Motors comes at an opportune time. Opel is in the midst of a clear renaissance period, boasting one of the freshest model line-ups in the market. Armed with new passenger car models such as the Corsa, Corsa-e, the Crossland and Insignia.


“Our all-new Mokka has just been crowned Continental Tyres Irish Small SUV of the Year 2022, whilst the all-electric Opel Vivaro-e mid-sized panel van was bestowed the Continental Tyres Irish Van of the Year 2022 title. In January, we celebrated a historical van market share high with over 13% of the market, ranking number 3 in the national sales podium. We now look forward in confidence to continued growth, as we prepare to launch two critical models in the coming months, the new Opel Grandland SUV and the all-new Opel Astra, both available in petrol, diesel and PHEV plug-in electric hybrid from launch."

A delighted Liam Rochford, Dealer Principal, said: "I am thrilled to join the Opel Dealer Network and to bring the trusted Opel brand to Ballyhaunis, as the Main Franchise Dealer for Opel New Passenger Cars and Light Commercial Vehicles, Parts and Service in County Mayo. I am fiercely proud of our reputation, which has seen Rochford Motors grow steadily over forty years to the strong, trusted business we represent today and I sincerely thank all of our staff and each and every one of our loyal customers, who have supported us."

He continued: "As Opel continues to grow in strength, we are very excited about its rapidly increasing electric range and new products such as the new Grandland, the new Astra, the new Combo-e and the new Movano range. We look forward to welcoming Mayo motorists to our showroom to view the Opel range this March."

Rochford Motors is a one stop shop for all motoring needs, boasting a fully equipped service workshop and an RSA approved CVR Light Commercial Test Centre for light commercials up to 3500 kg. 



Pictured from left to right are: James Brooks, Managing Director, Leeson Motors, Opel Importer in Ireland; Alexis Moore, Head of Retail Network Development, Leeson Motors; Liam Rochford, Dealer Principal at Rochford Motors