Best in class crash test award winners

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Toyota, Hyundai and VW have been announced 2-16 Euro NCAP winners.

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New Renault Kangoo ZE van drives further

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Renault Pro+ unveils the all-electric new Kangoo ZE this week at the 2017 European Motor Show in Brussels.

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Warning of dangers from mini-motorbikes or quads

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

With the festive season just passed, the Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána are raising awareness of the dangers of a mini-motorbike or quad bike given to children at Christmas.

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Unwelcome increase in road crash deaths last year

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Provisional road collision statistics for 2016, which are based on preliminary crash investigations by An Garda Síochána, show a 15 per cent increase in road traffic related fatalities in 2016 compared to 2015.

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Mercedes takes E-Class to a new level

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Mercedes-Benz is on a roll, and now ahead of its market introduction, it has wheeled out its latest creation – the Mercedes-AMG E63 version of the new E-Class.

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Trio of vans win big at What Van? Awards

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

For the first time, this year’s What Van? Awards in Britain, the light commercial vehicle of the year title is shared among three outstanding new vans.

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Toyota tops in Ireland

Thu, Jan 05, 2017

In a year that saw the Irish motoring market experience growth of 17.5 per cent, Toyota enjoyed 18.5 per cent year on year growth, becoming the best-selling car brand in Ireland with sales of 15,530 passenger vehicles and an overall market share of 10.6 per cent.

Toyota experienced very strong demand across its model range. Toyota’s best-selling passenger vehicles were the Corolla with sales of 3,751, followed closely by the Yaris with 3,727 sales, Auris with 2,854 sales, RAV4 with 2,349 sales, and the Avensis with 1,663 sales.

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Do you know the top ten safest new cars of 2017?

Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Britain's independent research centre, Thatcham Research, has announced the safest new cars of 2017, and a long list of finalists for the What Car? Safety Award. Thatchem powers the award for the third year running, as part of its “safer cars, fewer crashes” mission.

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Be prepared for flat battery problems

Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Drivers are being advised to check their car batteries and tyres as we wade in to the New Year.

Research from roadside assistance provider, Allianz Global Assistance Ireland, shows demand for jump-starts dramatically increases on the first day back to work after Christmas due to cars not being driven over the extended holiday period.

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Ford celebrates 100 years in Ireland this year

Thu, Jan 05, 2017

In just a few months it will be exactly 100 years since Henry Ford established the Ford factory on the Marina in Cork city, and Ford Ireland plans to mark the centenary through a number of exciting initiatives in 2017.

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New Renault Kangoo ZE van drives further

Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Renault Pro+ will unveil the all-electric new Kangoo ZE on January 13 at the 2017 European Motor Show in Brussels.

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Winter driving tips - survive the snow, ice and rain

Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Driving in wintery conditions can be unsettling and dangerous at times, but sometimes it is unavoidable.

Different conditions means drivers might end up in situations they are not used to. The Carzone website recently put together and shared some simple common-sense tips that can save hassle and help drivers arrive at their destination as safely as possible.

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Sit back and enjoy the view from a self-driving car

Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Self-driving cars may still be a way down the road, but many people can already foresee the life-changing difference they will make to how we travel.

In a new Ford-commissioned survey, many Europeans felt time behind the wheel would be better spent catching up with nearest and dearest, gazing out the window, or having a nap. It could even spell the end of the “school-run mum” – as 16 per cent would let children travel alone.

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Christmas gift experiences in Northern Ireland

Thu, Dec 22, 2016

If you are looking for inspiring last minute Christmas gift ideas, Tourism Northern Ireland has put together suggestions of experiences and activities to make the perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones.

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Driving home for Christmas, a journey of great joy

Thu, Dec 22, 2016

The most enjoyable journey of the year is fast approaching, according to a recent survey carried out by Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

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Suzuki’s new Ignis compact crossover on the way

Thu, Dec 22, 2016

The new Suzuki Ignis compact crossover model goes on sale here in January.

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Impressive new Citroen C3 has just gone on sale

Thu, Dec 22, 2016

The new Citroen C3 has just gone on sale, and the general feeling is that it is breath of fresh air in the supermini segment, and comes with a competitive starting price of €15,490.

Citroen expects the C3 to shake up the market with what it describes as its highly customisable character and the latest automotive technologies, including a world premiere for ‘ConnectedCAM Citroen’, an on-board HD camera that allows drivers to share their road-trip photos and videos directly with friends and family.

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New Peugeot 3008 SUV on the way

Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Peugeot tells us its eagerly awaited new Peugeot 3008 is now available to order, with first vehicles due to arrive here by early February 2017.

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Four prime reasons for failure of batteries

Thu, Dec 15, 2016

When temperatures drop, automotive batteries are known to fail, and drivers should always be advised to make sure they know the condition of their vehicle's battery.

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New Opel Insignia Grand Sport here next year

Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Opel has given us a first look at the next generation of its next flagship, the new Insignia Grand Sport, which will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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