Ford says that the new Focus elevates the world’s best-selling nameplate with a bolder, more emotive exterior design, a finely crafted, intuitive new interior, a suite of life-enhancing new technologies and major fuel economy improvements. Now that’s praise indeed for the new version that will go on sale here by this year end!
It was previewed last week in Barcelona and it was unveiled this week at the Geneva Motor Show. The new Focus’s sporty character and driving appeal will feature a striking horizontal grille, a cockpit-inspired interior and available paddle shifters. The new Focus also marks the European debut of SYNC 2, Ford’s advanced in-car connectivity system, as well as the new 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol, and TDCi diesel engines.
The 2014 Geneva Motor Show saw the premiere of the new Citroen C1 - a fresh take on a popular model that has sold more than 760,000 examples worldwide since its launch in 2005.
The latest version of Citroen’s city car is available in both three and five-door versions, as well as a new open-top body style called Airscape.
Gardaí have warned of a new scam, of which they’ve seen multiple cases since October last year, involving used cars being sold privately on popular websites.
Unscrupulous sellers are placing adverts for cars at very low prices (sometimes under €1,000), stating that they have six months tax and / or NCT. When the seller arrives to look at the car, all seems well and they hand over the money.