From Cape to Cape in a Volkswagen Touareg

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

On Sunday (September 21) three drivers set out in a Volkswagen Touareg in pursuit of a world record time over a route that connects the northern tip of Europe with the southern tip of South Africa: From North Cape to Cape Agulhas.

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Honda to preview new Jazz for Europe in Paris

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Honda has released the first images of the new Jazz prototype that will make its public debut early next month at the 2014 Paris International Motor Show.

This prototype introduces a completely new body shell for the popular model with a sleek and modern design that hints at the significant advances to be introduced in this latest model. The external dimensions have changed with the length being 15mm longer and the wheelbase 30mm longer helping to create an even more spacious cabin.

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Skoda launches finance offer for IFA members

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Skoda driver Rozanna Purcell is pictured at Woolywards Farm to celebrate Skoda’s partnership and exclusive offers to IFA members.

Skoda Ireland has announced an exclusive special finance offer for IFA members whereby it will contribute €1,000 towards a finance deposit on any of its new models using Skoda finance.

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Renault renews van line-up and five-year warranty

Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Renault has now renewed its entire LCV line-up with the introduction of a new Trafic and Master joining the new Kangoo in the range - and all come with a confidence boosting five-year unlimited mileage warranty.

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Worldwide sales of Suzuki Swift reach four million

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Suzuki 's Swift, which was launched in 2004, has reached cumulative worldwide sales of four million units in August 2014 - nine years and nine months since the start of sales.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils new AMG GT

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

It is always good to see how the other half live and such an occasion was the recent Mercedes-Benz unveiling off the much-vaunted AMG GT. It certainly revealed what sports car enthusiasts might well regard as a stunningly-attractive successor to the SLS and a potent rival to all who lay claim to the premium sports car segment.

The four-litre twin-turbo V8 GT, with its front-mounted engine, rear wheel drive train and lightweight aluminium body, is being produced in a powerful 530bhp GTS version initially. This will be followed soon afterwards in a slightly more refined 456bhp version. Both will be available to Irish buyers from mid-2015, with the GTS version being first to arrive in May to be followed two months later by the GT version.

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Ford releases details of new Mondeo

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

The long awaited new Mondeo will go on sale here in Ireland in late November. It will be available in two series initially, Zetec and Titanium, and prices will start from €28,995. Body styles will include five-door and a wagon (estate) variant.

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Opel names new small car Karl

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

The new generation Opel Corsa and the stylish, three-door Opel Adam are about to welcome a new addition. From summer 2015, another small car will join them, the five-door Opel Karl.

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New Volkswagen Passat prices announced

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Volkswagen has released pricing for the new eighth-generation Volkswagen Passat, which will go on sale here next January.

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Mazda unveils the new MX-5 roadster

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Mazda finally revealed its Mazda MX-5 - the fourth-generation model which features a distinctive adaptation of the KODO – Soul of Motion design.

It will go on sale in Europe in 2015, and will arrive in the Irish market next summer.

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New XC90 unveiled with Volvo's new face

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Months of speculation ended recently when Volvo Cars unveiled its long awaited new XC90. It delivers on its promise to introduce a visually striking, premium quality seven-seat SUV with world-leading safety features, new powertrain technologies, an unrivalled combination of power and fuel efficiency, and a superlative interior finish.

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Suzuki set to unveil new Vitara small SUV

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Suzuki Motor Corporation will give a global premiere of its new, small and stylish SUV model at the 2014 Paris Motor Show next month.

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Mazda reafirms its Connacht Rugby sponsorship

Thu, Sep 04, 2014

Pictured at the launch, alongside the fleet of Mazda cars, including the Mazda CX5, the new Mazda3 and the Limited Edition 25th Anniversary MX-5 is captain John Muldoon, Mazda Ambassador Mils Muliaina, Kieran Marmion, Ronan Loughney, and Jake Heenan. Photo: ©INPHO/James Crombie

Former All Black legend and new Connacht Rugby player Mils Muliaina is the official Mazda Brand Ambassador.

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New Lexus NX on its way

Thu, Sep 04, 2014

The new Lexus NX is due shortly at Lexus Galway at Tony Burke Motors, Ballybrit.

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Rise in road fatalities on last year’s figures

Thu, Sep 04, 2014

There has been an alarming increase in the number of child, cyclist, and pedestrian casualties on Irish roads, according to a review of Ireland’s road safety performance in the first seven months of 2014, published by the Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána.

From January to July 2014, there were 104 fatal collisions, which resulted in 113 deaths. This represents two more collisions, and five more deaths compared to the same period in 2013. This increase is a major concern, particularly in the context of the increase in fatalities seen in 2013, when deaths for the year rose from 162 to 190, marking the first increase in fatalities since 2005.

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New car sales continue to grow

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

New car sales continue to grow in 2014 with a strong start to the 142 registration period.

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New 2014 Toyota Yaris is on sale now

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

The newly revised Yaris is just going on sale with an entry price level of €14,995 for the Terra 1.0 VVT-i Manual 3 door and a similar spec and engined five door version for €15,995.

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Get up to speed on the Giro D’Galway charity cycle tour

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

An open information evening is taking place on Monday September 1 at 6.30pm in Bradley Motors in the Dublin Road in Galway for the Giro D’Galway charity cycle tour in aid of Jigsaw Galway.

This Giro D’Galway is a two day, four stage, 360km charity cycle tour of county Galway that is taking place on October 18 and 19. All funds raised go directly to Jigsaw Galway, which supports the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 15 to 25 in Galway.

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New Mercedes-Benz Vito Van unveiled

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

It will not arrive here until mid-spring next year, but having attended some workshops and seen the global reveal in Germany last week, I can tell you with some confidence that the all-new Vito Van is going to be a serious player in this segment.

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Penalty point increases take effect

Thu, Aug 28, 2014

A number of new of penalty point offences came into effect on August 1.

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