Suzuki Ignis shortlisted for World Car ‘Urban Car’ award

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Suzuki is understandably pleased its Ignis has made it to the final three cars in the new ‘Urban Car’ category of the 2017 World Car of The Year. And they deserve to be. As the former Irish juror for a six year WCOTY term, I know how difficult it was and is for smaller cars from outside the larger manufacturers to be recognised.

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Kia reveals new Stinger and more in Geneva

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Kia Motors unveiled four new models at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month. The new Kia Stinger fastback sports sedan makes its European premiere, alongside the new Kia Picanto city car. Advanced powertrain technology features in two other new Kia models on show for the first time – the Niro plug-in hybrid crossover and Optima sportswagon plug-in hybrid.

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New Honda Civic offers style and substance

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

The new 10th-generation Honda Civic has been launched here with an entry-level price of €23,750 for the 1.0 litre i-Tech 120 Smart. Honda boasts that it represents a significant step forward for it in the C-segment, benefiting from the largest single model development programme in the company’s history.

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Facelifted Skoda Rapid models here in July

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Skoda is enhancing its Rapid and Rapid Spaceback with numerous innovations as part of a facelift ahead of their arrival in Ireland this July.

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Mazda unveils three new models at Geneva Show

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Mazda celebrated its 50th appearance at the Geneva International Motor Show with the European premiere of the new Mazda CX-5, the second-generation of its very popular compact SUV. Also centre stage at Mazda’s stand were the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and 2017 Mazda2, the latest editions of the Japanese company’s B-SUV and supermini.

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Dacia unveils new Summit special editions

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Dacia launched new special edition versions of the Duster, Sandero Stepway, and the new Logan MCV Stepway at the Geneva International Motor Show.

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Renault Ireland supports St Patrick’s Festival

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Two colourful characters from street spectacle Artastic took a break from parade rehearsals to announce Renault Ireland as the official car partner of St Patrick’s Festival.

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New Seat Ibiza makes its debut

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

The fifth-generation of the Seat Ibiza makes its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show. It is the Spanish brand’s historic best-seller, with more than 5.4 million units sold.

“Seat is in a phase of consolidation and growth and we are working to become one of the most dynamic organisations in our industry,” says Luca de Meo, chairman of the executive committee of Seat SA. “The new Seat Ibiza will make a great leap forward for the brand and it is set to be a turning point in the segment."

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New Volkswagen Arteon’s global debut

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Volkswagen tells us it is enhancing its model line-up with an avant-garde gran turismo, the new Arteon.

The fastback model is positioned above the Passat, and has been presented to the public for the first time at the Geneva International Motor Show.

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Volvo Cars reveals new X-factor premium SUV

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Volvo Cars recently revealed the long-awaited new XC60 premium SUV at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Impressive Peugeot 3008 SUV wins European crown

Thu, Mar 09, 2017

The eagerly awaited, multi-award-winning new Peugeot 3008, which goes on sale here this week, has just been named European Car of the Year in Geneva.

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The Range Rover Velar has been unveiled

Thu, Mar 09, 2017

The original luxury SUV was created in 1970 when Land Rover launched its original Range Rover. Almost half a century later, on March 1, Land Rover says that same spirit of innovation continues with its fourth member of the Range Rover family, the new Velar.

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New Kia Rio on sale

Thu, Mar 09, 2017

The new Kia Rio has just gone on sale here with prices starting from €15,950.

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New Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross for Geneva Show

Thu, Mar 09, 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will debut new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross at the Geneva International Motor Show next week. It should go on sale here early in 2018 with pricing and final Irish specifications announced closer to its on-sale date.

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Kenny Galway secures jobs at its Tuam Road dealership

Thu, Mar 09, 2017

There is good news for Galway this week with 35 jobs secured at the Kenny Galway motor dealership on the Tuam Road.

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SsangYong to showcase new XAVL mid-size SUV

Thu, Mar 09, 2017

SsangYong will unveil its XAVL SUV concept at the 2017 International Geneva Motor Show.

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Ford launches new sporty ST-Line range

Thu, Mar 02, 2017

Ford has launched a new ST-Line model range in Ireland, featuring vehicles with sporty styling. Inspired by Ford Performance, they offer powerful and efficient EcoBoost petrol and TDCi diesel powertrain options.

The ST-Line is available on some of Ford’s most popular models: the Fiesta, Focus, Mondeo and Kuga. ST prices start from €21,350 for the Fiesta with the 100PS engine.

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New NV300 Van completes Nissan LCV range

Thu, Mar 02, 2017

As the eagerly anticipated replacement for the Primastar, the new Nissan NV300 van has been launched. It sits between NV200/e- NV200 and NV400 in the Nissan LCV range. It is a highly significant model launch, completing the rejuvenation of the Nissan LCV family line-up.

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Skoda unveils new Octavia line-up prices

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

The Octavia has received a facelift and will go on sale here in Ireland this March.

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Younger drivers fuelling record SUV sales?

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Motivated by a strong social conscience and keen to rent, stream and share goods and services, the millennial generation’s revolutionary approach to spending is changing how companies, including carmakers, do business. And their fresh thinking is influencing the cars they want to drive in ways one might not expect.

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