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How much are you paying for your car finance?

Thu, Jun 04, 2015

Volkswagen Group Ireland CEO, Lars Himmer, pictured with Volkswagen Ambassador Catherine Fulvio at Volkswagen Headquarters in Liffey Valley.

More than a quarter (27 per cent) of consumers in Ireland with a car loan have no idea what interest rate they are paying on their motoring finance, according to research recently released by Volkswagen.

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Exclusive new Audi Q7 preview at Audi Galway event

Thu, Jun 04, 2015

The new Audi Q7 will be officially revealed at an exclusive event at Audi Galway on June 15 as part of the car’s pre-launch nationwide tour.

Available to order now, with first deliveries in July, the new Audi Q7 has a starting price of €72,975 OTR. Finance is available from €759 per month with a 4.9 per cent APR rate.

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Renault’s new Kwid set to be a global car

Thu, Jun 04, 2015

As an innovator since 1898, Renault says it has constantly sought to pioneer new ideas, question conventional thinking, and reinvent the way we use cars.

Renault has now launched the Kwid, a global car made for easy living and a new way to go motoring. Built on a new platform common to Renault and Nissan, the Kwid reaps full benefit from the alliance’s pooled resources and expertise. The new model vehicle is adapted to the specific needs of markets such as India, and will enable Renault to push ahead with the deployment of its international expansion strategy.

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Land Rover’s unique Rugby World Cup Defender 

Thu, May 28, 2015

Land Rover has created a special bespoke Defender to carry the Rugby World Cup 2015 trophy. 

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AE braking in all new trucks from November

Thu, May 28, 2015

Safety in the truck sector is a top priority, and from November 1 all newly registered trucks over 3.5 tonnes with two or three axles, as well as all new type approvals, will have to be fitted with autonomous emergency braking.

The aim is to reduce the number of accidents involving trucks, most of which are serious, and to bring more safety to European roads.

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CO2 dips to 89g/km in new 83mpg Audi A3 TDI ultra

Thu, May 28, 2015

The new Audi A3 1.6 TDI ultra models combining 83mpg capability with emissions of just 89g/km join the A3 range this month, alongside the new 1.6 TDI quattro and 2.0 TDI quattro 150PS variants. 

The ‘ultra’ badge which already marks out the model offering the most exceptional economy and the most scrupulously controlled emissions in five Audi ranges has now reached the A3 compact hatchback. 

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New Fiat Aegea debuts at Istanbul Motor Show

Thu, May 28, 2015

The new FIAT compact sedan debuted last week at the Istanbul Motor Show and the Italian carmaker really needs something new to add to its successful 500 range.

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More fuel-efficient Skoda models next month

Thu, May 21, 2015

Skoda tells us it will be introducing a new engine line-up just in time for the new 152 registration period.

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Suzuki has lowest cost per claim of all manufacturers

Thu, May 21, 2015

The latest Warranty Direct survey from Britain has been published by What Car? magazine and Suzuki’s renowned reputation for reliability has again been reinforced with another strong result for the brand, scoring 48 points in the reliability index.

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Toyota, Nissan, and Honda recall thousands of cars

Thu, May 21, 2015

The largest recall of cars we have seen in Ireland over safety concerns has come to light overnight as some 11 million cars globally need to replace potentially faulty airbag inflators. 

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Young female drivers most likely to suffer road rage

Thu, May 21, 2015

New research from AIG Insurance shows  young female drivers are the most likely to suffer from road rage among Irish motorists.

The survey reveals that 61 per cent of female motorists aged between 25 and 34 have suffered from road rage at some point.  Among males the age group that acknowledge experiencing it most are 35 to 44-year-olds (46 per cent) while overall over one in three (36 per cent) say they have suffered from its effects.

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Peugeot 208's new record 141 MPG average

Thu, May 14, 2015

On sale in Europe from June and autumn here in Ireland, the new 208 offers both exceptionally economical and efficient Euro6 petrol and diesel engines.

A 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S Peugeot 208 has set a new long-distance fuel consumption record.

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Fifth generation Subaru Outback goes on sale

Thu, May 14, 2015

The new fifth generation Subaru Outback

The new, fifth generation Subaru Outback is going on sale in Ireland, sporting a new exterior design, a significantly higher quality interior, and a raft of new safety technology compared to the outgoing model.

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New Corsa OPC due here in May

Thu, May 14, 2015

The new Corsa OPC is to arrive in Ireland this month and is priced from €29,995.

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New Mustang fastest-ever high-volume Euro Ford

Thu, May 07, 2015

The new Ford Mustang will deliver 0-100km/h acceleration in under five seconds, making it the fastest accelerating high-volume Ford model ever offered in Europe.

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Peugeot announces trade-in scheme

Thu, May 07, 2015

Peugeot importers in Ireland, Gowan Distributors Limited, has announced details of the Peugeot 'Trade-In-Ability' promotion, offering up to a €4,500 scrappage allowance on models across the Peugeot passenger car range, excluding the new Peugeot 108 and RCZ.

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New car and commercial sales up in April

Thu, May 07, 2015

Official statistics released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry show new car registrations in April were up 21 per cent (9,471) on the same month last year.

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Volkswagen Golf GTE on sale in July

Thu, May 07, 2015

The ground-breaking new Volkswagen Golf GTE will go on sale in Ireland in July and order books have now opened.

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Ireland’s most affordable SUV with latest stylish upgrade

Thu, May 07, 2015

Bradley Dacia on the Tuam Road reminds everyone they should check out Ireland's most affordable SUV - the Dacia Duster, which received a stylish upgrade within the last six months.

The Dacia Duster, which has already sold close to 4,000 models here since it arrived less than two and a half years ago, is looking pretty neat with its new 2015 upgraded look.

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New Mercedes-Benz Vito delivers more for less

Thu, Apr 30, 2015

I have been very impressed with the new Mercedes-Benz Vito van range on a number of levels, and I expected it to continue to be the most expensive of the main competitors in this important van segment. The old Vito was €1,860 (ex-VAT) higher than the least expensive comparative entry level prices in that range.

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