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New Transit and Transit Custom here next month

Thu, Jun 23, 2016

According to Ford, the newly updated Transit and Transit Custom commercial vehicles powered by the new state-of-the-art 2.0-litre Ford EcoBlue diesel engine will offer improved cost of ownership and performance for customers from mid-2016.

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Peugeot announces special June offers for 162 plate

Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Peugeot's '162-Summer Sensation Days' promotion is taking place in dealerships this month.

Peugeot says its hot offers are open to customers who order a new Peugeot before June 30, while a finance offer from as low as 2.9 per cent APR and as well as a choice of a €850 deposit contribution or up to €4,500 scrappage allowance on selected models, is available. All its cars come with a five-year warranty.

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Look who’s driving Europe’s SUV boom

Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Sales of SUVs have quadrupled in Europe since 2005 and are expected to keep rising, thanks to growing popularity with an unusually diverse group of buyers, according to a new survey.

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Galway teenagers want your vote to become Nissan Generation Next ambassadors

Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Two Galway teenagers teenage athlete and an innovative teenage entrepreneur from Galway are in the driving seat to win a place on this year’s Nissan Generation Next ambassador programme.

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV sales pass 100,000 mark

Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors has achieved the significant landmark figure of 100,000 global sales of its Outlander PHEV since its launch in 2012.

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Seat open week at Western Motors

Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Seat dealer Western Motors has announced a host of offers as part of its open week, which is taking place this week (June 13 to June 18) at its dealership in Ballybrit in Galway.

During the open week, customers who order a new 162 Seat from Western Motors will receive a complimentary luxury two-night stay at The Wineport Lodge Hotel in Co Westmeath worth €500. This offer includes a bottle of champagne on arrival and a free Voya spa gift card.

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Football fans urged to slow down

Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Galway and Mayo fans travelling to the big game in McHale Park are asked to drive with care.

The road safety officers from both counties have teamed up to deliver this road safety message: #get there-no regrets.

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New Transit and Transit Custom here next month

Thu, Jun 09, 2016

According to Ford, their newly updated Transit and Transit Custom commercial vehicles powered by the all-new state-of-the-art 2.0-litre Ford EcoBlue diesel engine will offer improved cost of ownership and performance for customers from mid-2016.

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Are you driving to or in France for the Euros?

Thu, Jun 09, 2016

With just days to go until Euro 2016 kicks off, the mass exodus of happy Irish soccer fans has begun in earnest. And it appears that most supporters are taking to the autoroutes of France to support the boys in green.

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Peugeot announces special June offers for 162 plate

Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Peugeot has launched its '162-Summer Sensation Days' promotion that's taking place in their dealerships throughout June.

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Fans spending €2,000 on average to attend Euros

Thu, Jun 09, 2016

As Euro 2016 excitement begins to take off, members of the Green Army making the trip to France will be shelling out up to €2,000 for the pleasure of shouting on the boys in green.

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Ford EcoBlue reveals advanced diesel engine

Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Ford has revealed the first new Ford EcoBlue advanced diesel engine that will offer optimised fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 and NOX emissions for customers, using what it describes as sophisticated technologies and innovative design.

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Suzuki Vitara wins popular Car of the Year award

Thu, Jun 02, 2016

Suzuki's Vitara has been voted the overall winner at the 2016 Honest John Awards held in London.

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Nissan Leaf cars electrify Europe

Thu, May 26, 2016

Three years after Nissan introduced electric vehicle and battery manufacturing to Europe, the 50,000th European-built Nissan Leaf has rolled off the production line.

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Summer show time at Tony Burke Motors

Thu, May 26, 2016

Tony Burke Motors will host Toyota’s summer show time promotion, which runs from May 25 to May 28.

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New Mini Seven inspired by original of the species

Thu, May 26, 2016

Taking its name from the first Mini, the 1959 Austin Seven, the Mini Seven was developed to showcase both the distinctive style inspired by the original, and the current modern values of the brand. It will be available as a Mini three-door or five-door hatch in four engine types: Cooper, Cooper D, Cooper S and Cooper SD.

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New Peugeot 2008 SUV to arrive in July

Thu, May 19, 2016

Peugeot’s 2008 has enjoyed continuous sales growth in Europe since it was first launched in 2013, landing a consistent podium place in its segment in Europe. With more than 580,000 units produced up to March 2016, the 2008 has won over customers worldwide with its good looks and dynamic performance.

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Van overloading undermines tech advances

Thu, May 19, 2016

Advances in van safety technology could be undermined by dangerous overloading, warns the British Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). If it is true in Britain, it is at least similar, if not worse, here in Ireland.

In Britain almost nine in 10 (88.5 per cent ) of the 2,381 vans weighed last year by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency were found to be overloaded, a worse record than the previous year in which 84 per cent of the 3,337 checked were illegal.

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Check your tyres

Thu, May 19, 2016

The tyres are the only parts of your vehicle that come in contact with the road yet for many of us, they are not high on the agenda when comes to our cars' safety and performance. However, making sure that your tyres are fit for purpose could be the difference in saving your life and the lives of other road users.

According to the Road Safety Authority's (RSA) website, on average every year, 14 road deaths saw tyres as a contributing factor in the crash. By law, it is the driver's responsibility to make sure that the vehicle complies with all legal requirements and that it is roadworthy. Failure to comply with tyre safety regulations can result in a fine of €80 and up to four penalty points upon conviction.

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New Skoda SUV to be called Kodiaq

Thu, May 12, 2016

Skoda’s new large SUV is to be called Kodiaq. It refers to the Kodiak bear that lives on the homonymous island off the southern coast of Alaska. The name does not exactly roll off the tongue, and its spelling is derived from the language of the indigenous people – the Alutiiq.

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