Mercedes-Benz introduces EQ electric powered range

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Mercedes-Benz has flicked the switch on EQ, the initials chosen to represent their move into the electric-powered vehicle sector. Said to stand for ‘electric intelligence’, the Mercedes-Benz EQ name is derived from its brand values of ‘emotion’ and ‘intelligence’ – characteristics it says ‘encompass all key aspects for customer-focused electric mobility extending beyond the vehicle itself.’

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New Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid on the way

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

The new Outlander Plug-In Hybrid EV 4WD SUV goes on sale here next month. The entry level ‘Intense’ 2.4L Plug-In Hybrid 4WD petrol/electric version will have a starting price of €39,900 including VRT reduction and the SEAI grant for private customers.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio ranges refreshed

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

The Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio ranges have been refreshed for the 2019 model year (MY19).

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BMW Z4 M40i first edition unveiled ahead of launch

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

BMW has a long and illustrious history of building two seat sports cars and now, more than 80 years since the first BMW roadster went on sale. Now the latest, the BMW Z4 M40i First Edition has been unveiled, and we will see it here next spring.

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Nissan Leaf figures charge ahead in July

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

Nissan points out to us that their all new 40kw 100 per cent Electric Nissan Leaf has charged ahead in the sales charts this July. In excess of 300 new Nissan LEAF’s were registered during the month which heretofore would have been close to the total number of electric vehicles sold in a full year.

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Anti fraud measures reduce claims across Westmeath

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) believes the strategy they introduced for fighting fraud is impacting on the market, after recording a 12 percent drop in claims involving uninsured or untraced vehicles in Westmeath during the first seven months of 2018.

Over the January to July period, the MIBI received a total of 22 claims from Westmeath, a drop of three from the 25 claims they had received in the county by the end of July 2017.

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Skoda Karoq SUV to get the ‘Sportline’ treatment

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

Skoda is giving their new Karoq SUV the ‘Sportline’ treatment. Introduced in 2017, it is the second addition to Skoda’s SUV range. The company says the compact SUV features new innovative technologies including a ‘Virtual Cockpit’ and features in a Skoda for the very first time.

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Vehicle users bear the cost of damaged surfaces

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

More than 60 per cent of Irish people have had their vehicles or bicycles damaged as a result of striking a pothole, according to recent research.

In response to an AA survey of 5,000 people, 62.66 per cent stated damage had been caused to their car, motorbike or bike as a result of moving over an unrepaired pothole. In the case of motorists, tyre damage was the most likely consequence of a run-in with a poorly maintained road.

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Audi welcomes their slick e-tron SUV

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

Audi has introduced its new e-tron, which it claims is an SUV with three different methods of energy recuperation combined in a single vehicle for the first time.

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Three top tips to spot online used car scams

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

There has been a marked increase in online used vehicle scams and with that in mind, the following editorial details information of which to take note when seeking to purchase a used vehicle.

Is the vehicle being offered for substantially less than other similar models?

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Lexus to introduce new LC ‘Yellow Edition’ coupe

Thu, Aug 16, 2018

Lexus has introduced a new addition to its LC coupe range with the launch of the new LC Yellow Edition. The new coupe sports a Flare Yellow paint finish that shows off the LC’s award-winning styling. The colour theme continues in the cabin, where the black door panels are enhanced by warm yellow Alcantara inserts.

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Audi announce Irish launch of flagship Q8

Thu, Aug 16, 2018

The new Audi Q8 crossover goes on sale here from late this month (August), with an on the road price of €103,050 for the 3.0TDI (286HP).

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