VW Group launches new ‘eco grant’ offers

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Volkswagen Group Ireland brands, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen passenger cars and Volkswagen commercial vehicles have launched an attractive eco grant offer.

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Mercedes-Benz to light up the Frankfurt Motor Show

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The forthcoming Frankfurt Motor Show will see Mercedes-Benz showcase more than 100 new models and concept vehicles, with the spotlight focused firmly on its ‘electric intelligence’ electro mobility offensive.

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New emissions tests mandatory since September 1

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

As of last Friday (September 1), new car models will have to pass new and more reliable emissions tests.

In addition to real driving conditions (Real Driving Emissions – RDE), they will also have to pass an improved laboratory test (World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure – WLTP) before they can be driven on European roads. This follows last year’s revelations that the Volkswagen group used technical devices to cheat emissions tests.

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World premiere of new Citroen C3 Aircross SUV

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

For the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show later this month, Citroen is rolling out its offensive on the SUV territory.

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New Skoda Karoq due in Ireland before the year-end

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Hot on the heels of the hugely-successful Kodiaq, Skoda hasrevealed more details about the new smaller compact SUV, the Skoda Karoq.

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinters deliver for DPD depots

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Two DPD parcel delivery franchises have taken the decision to enhance their fleet of commercial vehicles with the recent addition of two new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans each.

Supplied by Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles main dealer, Kinahan Commercials of Moate, two of the new units will operate from the Mayo depot in Foxford, with the other two servicing the Longford/ Roscommon base.

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Bradley’s moves to bigger location on Dublin Road

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Bradley Renault in Galway has marked its transition to a solely Renault and Dacia dealership by announcing a move on to a bigger location on the Dublin Road.

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Most annoying Irish motorway driving habits revealed

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Research carried out by Easytrip, specialist electronic parking and tolling tag provider, has revealed that 62 per cent of Irish drivers get most annoyed when other motorists ‘don’t use their indicators’ on the motorway.

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Driverless cars – the road to nowhere?

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Drivers fail to see that automated and driverless vehicles will deliver promised benefits, according to a new study.

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Nissan Ireland seeks new motor apprentices

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Nissan Ireland launched its Apprentice Academy in 2015 with the aim to support the creation of 100 jobs over five years to help future-proof the motor industry and develop the ‘technicians of tomorrow’.

Now, Nissan Ireland tells us the 2017 application phase for the Nissan Apprentice Academy has opened, and the closing date for applications is Saturday September 30.

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Irish diesel owners could get trade-in bonus

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie claims owners of Diesel Euro 4 (EU4) emission standard vehicles and below in the Irish fleet could be entitled to a trade-in bonus.

With reports in the media that some vehicle manufacturers are set to introduce diesel scrappage schemes to incentivise the roll-out of electric mobility and low emission vehicles, Cartell found the total number of private diesel cars in the Irish fleet EUR 4 (EU4) or below (which would be eligible for such schemes) is currently 474,624.

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New Audi RS 5 Coupé is about to go on sale

Thu, Aug 31, 2017

The new RS 5 Coupé, which Audi says combines elegant aesthetics with everyday usability, has a starting price from €110,750 on-the-road. The new Audi RS 5 Coupé represents the gran turismo of the RS models from Audi Sport, with a 2.9 TFSI V6 bi-turbo engine, which it claims has been engineered to provide superior performance and higher efficiency.

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Volvo’s new XC40 small SUV to end clutter

Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Volvo Cars has declared an end to a problem faced daily by drivers around the globe: a shortage of suitable and functional storage space inside their car. It says that with its innovative approach inside the new XC40 small city SUV, to be launched in the coming weeks, Volvo Cars takes the lead in the small premium SUV segment in terms of space, storage, and all-round functionality.

The highly anticipated XC40 from Volvo Cars will complete the company’s SUV line-up, which also features the top-of-the-range large XC90 and the mid-sized XC60.

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The new Volkswagen T-Roc compact SUV

Thu, Aug 31, 2017

As part of what it describes as the biggest model offensive in its history, Volkswagen is extending its model range by adding a compact-class crossover: the T-Roc.

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Renault’s ‘Selection’ - a new standard in used cars

Thu, Aug 31, 2017

‘Selection’ is the brand’s new used car programme operated by selected Renault and Dacia dealerships nationwide.

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Most windscreen damage caused by stones and gravel

Thu, Aug 31, 2017

New statistics from Allianz Insurance reveals that 5,061 windscreen and body glass claims were made in 2016. The vast majority (86 per cent) of claims were made for windscreen damage, while nine per cent were for body glass and a small portion (four per cent) of claims were based on rear glass damage.

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Beware of increase traffic volumes as schools return

Thu, Aug 31, 2017

From this week, motorists should allow additional time when commuting to work, as schools begin to reopen after the summer break.

Between the start of the new school year and the end of the holiday season commuting volumes are known to increase significantly from late August into the start of September.

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Nissan launches the new Qashqai

Thu, Aug 24, 2017

I was informed recently by Nissan Ireland that the Qashqai is Ireland’s best selling crossover of all time with over 50,000 sales. It’s a very worthy boast and the very popular Qashqai has just got better with what it describes as significant enhancements, which further develop its premium character.

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English premiership players and their car choices

Thu, Aug 24, 2017

They may earn an average salary of about Stg.£2.4m a year but the most popular car for a premiership footballer is the Range Rover Evoque, a compact SUV which costs from around £30,000 (or from around €42,000 here for the 5-door). Yet whatever the purchase, footballers are increasingly using finance to do it.

That’s according to a new list compiled by a premium vehicle finance provider JBR Capital, which can count a wide variety of high net worth individuals as its clients, including premiership players. It has put together a top 10 of the most popular cars purchased on finance by premiership players over the last two years.

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New Peugeot 5008 SUV goes on sale

Thu, Aug 24, 2017

The highly anticipated new Peugeot 5008 SUV is now on sale in Ireland, with delivers from next month (September). Prices start from €28,745 for the 1.2 PureTech (130bhp) petrol engined version. The entry-level 1.6 BlueHDi (100bhp) diesel version €29,265. The latter has a five-speed transmission.

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