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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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New powered-up Audi TT RS Coupe and Roadster

Thu, May 12, 2016

The new TT RS models will be launched on the European market in the autumn. No pricing for the Irish market will be announced at this time, but Audi boasts the impressive performance from the new five-cylinder engine will win over many buyers.

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Recovering economy drives new registrations

Thu, May 12, 2016

Official statistics released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry show new car registrations for the month of April were up 10 per cent.

Some 10,408 new cars were registered compared to 9,451 in April 2015, while new cars registrations year to date are up 26 per cent on the same period last year.

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Volkswagen starts technical modification of Golfs

Thu, May 05, 2016

The Volkswagen passenger car brand is starting the technical modification of vehicles affected with engine type EA 189. The first model that customers will be soon able to make a service appointment for is the Golf TDI Blue Motion Technology (BMT) with a 2.0l engine.

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Mairead Ronan is new Renault brand ambassador

Thu, May 05, 2016

Mairead Ronan has certainly enjoyed the past year; wedding her husband Louis and in recent weeks, announcing her pregnancy with her second child, due later this year.

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New Peugeot Expert van to debut at CV Show

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Peugeot tells us the new Expert van offers customers a compelling and competitive product range with exceptional capabilities and efficiencies, and a robust and modern design. It should go on sale here in September.

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Lexus hybrid sales pass the million mark

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Lexus reports having sold more than one million hybrid vehicles since the world’s first hybrid luxury car, the RX 400h, went on sale in April 2005.

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Audi pursues research into electric mobility

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Audi's engineers say they have gained a wealth of experience from the 1.4 million kilometres covered as part of the Electric Mobility Showcase.

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Mazda Ireland having a remarkable year

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

As the first three months of 2016, the final sales figures confirm this to be the strongest sales period for Mazda Ireland since 2008. Similar to Connacht Rugby, which Mazda Ireland is a sponsor, they are enjoying a successful year.

Remarkably, sales on March 31, 2016 almost equal full annual sales in 2014 which is testament to the new sixth generation product line up Mazda completed last year with the addition of the new Mazda2, Mazda CX-3 and Mazda MX-5 – recently crowned World Car of the Year.

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One million up for third-generation Skoda Octavia

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Skoda has produced the one millionth third-generation Octavia.

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Western Motors Galway to unveil new Volkswagen Tiguan at preview event

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Western Motors Galway, Ballybrit, has announced tomorrow (Friday April 22) as the eagerly anticipated date for the new Volkswagen Tiguan preview for Galway motorists.

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Free cars up for grabs as Nissan backs Galway’s leaders and champions

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

Nissan is giving away a new, taxed and insured car or van to anyone in Galway who has what it takes to become one of Ireland’s future leaders and champions.

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New Mazda MX-5 wins 2016 World Car of the Year

Thu, Apr 14, 2016

The new Mazda MX-5 has won the 2016 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year title - the first car to win both titles in the history of the awards.

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The time is right to buy a used car

Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Following a large increase in new ar sales in the first three months of this year, it is not surprising there are now some excellent deals available on used cars.

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Peugeot launches new 308 GTi

Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Peugeot has brought the 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport to market in Ireland.

The 308 GTi has been developed by Peugeot Sport engineering experts and offers drivers the ultimate ride.

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Korean models flourish at prestigious design awards

Thu, Apr 14, 2016

Kia Motors and sister company Hyundai have reinforced the reputation for Korean car manufacturers adopting the highest design standards. Between them, they picked up three prizes at the 2016 Red Dot Awards for product design, one of the most prestigious international product design competitions.

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Fifteen per cent of UK imported cars have a hidden past

Thu, Apr 14, 2016

MyVehicle.ie has released data that reveals that 15 per cent of UK imported cars have a hidden past, with many vehicles having been written off, stolen, or under finance.

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