Euro NCAP Advanced Award goes to the new Mini

Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The new Mini is a leader not just when it comes to driving fun, but also in the field of active safety.

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BMW i8 wins Top Gear magazines’s top award

Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The BMW i8 has been named as Top Gear magazine’s global Car of the Year 2014.

The plug-in hybrid performance vehicle beat off some stiff competition from a host of other premium and luxury manufacturers to win the overall award.

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New Ford Mondeo gets five-star safety rating

Thu, Dec 18, 2014

The new Ford Mondeo has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by independent crash test authority Euro NCAP.

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Citroen improves Berlingo fuel efficiency

Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Effective from November production, Citroen has made more improvements to the fuel efficiency and reduced the CO2 emissions of the Berlingo – the brand’s best-selling LCV model.

The versions benefiting from these latest improvements are the Berlingo X and LX vans equipped with the HDi 75 diesel engine.

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Opel’s new small car called Karl

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

The new Opel Karl (or Vauxhall Viva in Britain) is on the way next summer with a sharp appearance.

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Five stars for the new Volkswagen Passat

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

The independent European consumer protection organisation Euro NCAP has awarded the new Passat the maximum rating of five stars, following its predecessor which last earned the highest score in 2010.

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Ford Transit wins 2015 Continental Irish Van of the Year award

Thu, Dec 04, 2014

Ford Transit was voted Continental Irish Van of the Year for 2015. Pictured is from Tom Dennigan, Continental Tyres Ireland, Ciaran McMahon, Ford Ireland and  Austin Shinnors, Chairman of the IMWA  .Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2014

The new Ford Transit has won the prestigious Continental Irish Van of the Year 2015 award, writes Padraic Deane.

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New Skoda Fabia Combi price starts from €15,495

Thu, Dec 04, 2014

The new Skoda Fabia Combi will go on sale in Ireland on February 9 next.

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Mayoman wins Renault car in Operation GIY Nation

Fri, Nov 28, 2014

What do you normally achieve after four months of growing delicious, fresh home-grown food? Probably feeling healthier and certainly saving money, but what about winning an electric car for your efforts?

The overall winner of the challenge was Mona Wise from Galway, but Renault decided to gift the other three pioneers a Fluence ZE to continue on their successful eco-challenge.

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Volvo unveils V60 Cross Country

Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Volvo Cars has unveiled the long-awaited cross country version of its successful V60 sportswagon at the 2014 LA Motor Show.

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Galwayman in final three for €50,000 Young Driver Award

Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Motorsport Ireland has announced the three finalists for the prestigious Billy Coleman Award for Ireland’s Young Rally Driver of the Year.

Dean Raftery from Craughwell, Co Galway, joins Josh Moffett (Co Monaghan), and Kevin Eves (Co Donegal) as contenders for award to be announced at the Motorsport Ireland Dunlop Champions of Irish Motorsport Awards on December 10.

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Get ready for Opel's new Corsa

Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Opel promises the new Corsa will wow customers here with its fresh looks, efficient engines, clever safety and driving technologies, and its overall driving experience. It will start from €14,895 for the three-door S entry model.

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Seat kicks off pre-2015 car sales promotion

Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Seat Ireland is introducing the 2015 range as part of the Seat fast-forward sales event taking place in appointed main dealerships until December 19.

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New car sales at highest level since 2009

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Car sales were up 21 per cent for the month of October (2,042) compared with the same month last year (1,692), according to figures released from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry.

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Volkswagen drives expansion with new offers

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Volkswagen Ireland has announced news of model upgrades and new finance offers.

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Audi Galway hosts Future Now test drive event

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Audi Galway will host a Future Now test drive event for existing and potential customers at the Audi Galway showroom on Saturday and Sunday.

Audi tells us the event will provide motorists in the west with the opportunity to experience the stunning new 2015 Future Now Audi collection.

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Honda returns in style to Motorpark Galway with Alison Canavan

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Honda and Motorpark Galway will open the festive season in Galway in real style later this month with an action-packed launch event at the new Honda showroom.

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Efficient Honda Civic Tourer wins MPG Marathon

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

Pictured at the recent launch of the new Hyundai i20 are David Hogan of Hogan Motors, Ballybrit, with rugby pundit Brent Pope.  The new i20 will be on show in the dealship this weekend.

Honda’s fuel-sipping 1.6 i-DTEC engine from the next-generation Earth Dreams Technology series has once again underlined its impressive fuel efficiency with the new Civic Tourer powering Honda to victory in this year’s MPG Marathon.

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New Ford C-Max offers more

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

Ford has unveiled the stylish new C-Max and Grand C-Max which boast a new sleek exterior design, beautifully crafted interior with improved stowage ideas, and major fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions improvements.

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Peugeot adds exciting new models to 308 range

Thu, Nov 06, 2014

Following the debut of the performance-oriented 308 GT at the Paris Motor Show, Peugeot has announced full details of two new models that will further enhance the range’s appeal.

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