Volkswagen unveils new e-Golf Executive Edition

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Volkswagen Ireland has revealed a new version of the e-Golf - the Executive Edition. VW says that it is aimed at those private or business buyers who want the ultimate e-Golf. It is priced from €39,495 after the applicable VRT rebate and SEAI grants have been applied.

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Audi 191 range offers and new models

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Audi Ireland’s 191 range will include the launch of five new, updated, or special edition models. The first is described by the German carmaker as the sporty yet compact Audi A1 SUV, and the others are the Q3; the first fully electric model, the Audi e-tron; the limited-edition Audi Q5; and the stylish Audi A6.

Audi says that it is also offering finance packages from 2.9 per cent as part of the 2019 Experience Audi Sales Event.

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Sheils Motor Group takes over Higgins Motorpark

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Sheils Motor Group has announced its official takeover of Higgins Motorpark in Galway city, becoming the biggest Ford dealership in Ireland by area and the country’s largest Honda dealer group.

Sheils Motorpark Galway, with a location off the Headford Road roundabout, will become part of the main Ford and Honda dealer for Limerick, Clare, and Galway. The move will see staff numbers in the group double to 80 employees.

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Peugeot declares all-new Rifter prices and equipment

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Prices and specification for the new rugged Rifter have been released. It will sell from €23,540, plus delivery related charges, for the Active 1.5 BlueHDi 75bhp, five-seater version.

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All-new Mazda3 revealed

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Last week, Mazda revealed its all-new ‘3’ at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Japanese carmaker says that it adopts a matured Kodo design language that embodies the essence of Japanese aesthetics. And that while the overall design presents a simple, single form, subtle undulations bring the styling to life through shifting light and reflections that glide over the body surface.

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New Skoda Scala to go on sale here next summer

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Skoda has revealed further details of the Scala compact hatchback, which replaces the previous Rapid Spaceback and will be the first Skoda model to be based on Volkswagen Group’s A0 MQB platform.

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Toyota to offer AWD system for 2019 Prius range

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

The Toyota Prius will be the first model from the manufacturer to offer its hybrid AWD-i technology.

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Opel to launch ‘120 Years’ special edition models

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

This year will mark 120 years of car manufacturing for Opel and to recognise this anniversary, Opel is launching the ‘120 Years’ special editions.

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Driving dangers the morning after consuming alcohol

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have appealed to all road users to act responsibly and safely on the roads throughout the Christmas and New Year period.

Drivers have been especially warned of the dangers of driving the morning after a night of drinking when their driving could still be impaired by alcohol.

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Renault Ireland partners the GAA /GPA

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Renault Ireland is the new official car partner of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and Gaelic Players’ Association (GPA) for the next three years and the title sponsor of the 2019 GAA World Games.

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New Citroen C5 Aircross SUV due here in February

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Having made its public debut at the Paris Motor Show 2018, Citroen tells us that its new C5 Aircross SUV has already attracted more than 1,500 orders across Europe. Prices for the new flagship will be announced in the New Year and it is expected to arrive here before the end of February.

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FordPass Connect gives owners more control

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Launched recently in Ireland on the all-new Ford Focus, FordPass Connect onboard modem technology turns the vehicle into a mobile WiFi hotspot with internet connectivity for up to 10 devices.

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Galway technician selected for Team Skoda Ireland

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Six staff from across the Skoda network have been selected to represent Ireland at its international competition. The select group includes Tom O’Grady, from Monaghan & Sons, Galway.

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New car registrations down after eleven months of 2018

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Official statistics released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the month of November were down 5.72 per cent (643) when compared to November 2017 (682).

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The Corolla saloon self-charging hybrid has finally been unveiled in China

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Ireland’s favourite car, the legendary Corolla saloon, had its world premiere at the China Motorshow. This marks the launch of the 12th generation Corolla Saloon.

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Spare wheels and tyres, legalities, and types

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Having a spare tyre in the car is not something to which most of us give too much thought. We may even forget it is there until the dreaded day we need it.

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Super Jaguar I-Pace picks up another major award

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

The innovative all-electric Jaguar I-Pace has been named as the BBC TopGear Magazine EV of the Year. With a range of 292 miles (WLTP) and acceleration from 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds, the I-pace is a cutting-edge zero emissions performance SUV.

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191 special offers on Mitsubishi SUVs

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Mitsubishi Motors has announce new 191 special offers across its range of SUV models.

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Spare wheels and tyres, legalities and types - top tips from Kevin Burke Tyres

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

Having a spare tyre in the car isn’t something most of us give too much thought to. We may even forget it’s there until the dreaded day we need it. At Kevin Burke Tyres they take spare tyres seriously and hope to raise awareness of the need for a good spare tyre.

It isn’t a legal requirement to have a spare tyre, unless you run a taxi or hackney but nevertheless having the right tyres can make all the difference when braking suddenly or driving in harsh weather conditions. We’d recommend that you always carry a spare tyre and that you keep it in as good a condition as any other tyre on your vehicle however it isn’t illegal to sell a vehicle without its spare tyre or even to register a car in Ireland without one.

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Audi e-tron available from next spring

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

Audi Ireland says that first deliveries of the new e-tron are scheduled to take place next spring.

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