Galway drivers go electric

Thu, May 31, 2018

One thousand electric cars have been registered so far this year compared to 972 for all of 2017, according to the Minister for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciaran Cannon

Almost 5,400 electric cars are now on Irish roads, Minister Cannon says, ecouraged by supports the Government is offering for the switch to an EV with positives for the environment and the reduction in air and noise pollution.

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Kia Motors launches Niro hybrid here

Thu, May 31, 2018

The Niro PHEV plug-in hybrid version is now available in Irish showrooms at a price of €35,995.

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Johnny Sexton collects new Lexus RX450h

Thu, May 31, 2018

Ireland rugby star Johnny Sexton has joined Lexus Ireland as an ambassador until 2019. Ahead of a busy summer period of international fixtures and this Autumn’s highly-anticipated Rugby World Cup, Johnny took time out of his training schedule and was this week presented with a Lexus RX450h.

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Fiat Tipo diesel price match

Thu, May 31, 2018

Fiat Ireland says customers can now benefit from a new pricing structure that will mean petrol and diesel variants for its Tipo Family are now aligned.

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Honda powers Monivea’s mini rugby dreams

Thu, May 31, 2018

Monivea RFC was one of the four winners of the Honda ‘Powering Local Dreams Minis’.

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No diesel version of new Volvo S60 saloon planned

Thu, May 24, 2018

The new Volvo S60 saloon, which goes into production from this autumn, will be the first Volvo to be produced without a diesel engine, highlighting Volvo Cars’ commitment to a long-term future beyond the traditional combustion engine.

The new Volvo models launched from 2019 will be available as either a mild petrol hybrid, plug-in petrol hybrid, or battery electric vehicle. This is the most comprehensive electrification strategy in the car industry and Volvo Cars was the first traditional car maker to commit to all-out electrification in July 2017.

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Ford dealerships looking to recruit apprentices

Thu, May 24, 2018

A range of Ford dealerships in Ireland is looking to recruit up to 50 new apprentice technicians and fully qualified technicians for a career in the motor industry.

In addition to taking on new unqualified apprentices, a selection of Ford dealers nationwide are also hoping to recruit trained technicians with cutting-edge software, electronic and electrical skills to reflect the rapid evolution of Ford’s product range.

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New Sprinter price announced

Thu, May 24, 2018

The Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles team is at work preparing for the arrival of the new Sprinter van series which will be launched on the market early next month.

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Most motorists shop around and save on car insurance

Thu, May 24, 2018

Motorists who fail to shop around at the time of their car insurance renewal could be missing out on an opportunity to lower their premiums.

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Volkswagen and Seat to recall over rear seat belt issue

Thu, May 24, 2018

Volkswagen and Seat has confirmed a technical issue on the current new VW Polo (model year 2018), new Seat Ibiza (2017 and 2018 models) and Seat Arona (2018 model year).

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Stunning new Mercedes-AMG E 53 on the horizon

Thu, May 17, 2018

The stunning new Mercedes-AMG E53 4MATIC+ saloon and estate versions are on the way.

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VW presents new engines including a diesel hybrid

Thu, May 17, 2018

World premieres of new drive systems were presented by Volkswagen recently. A progressive hybrid, and a diesel hybrid are the ones we will hear a lot more about.

Volkswagen tells us it is enhancing its model range by an "innovative spectrum" of new drive systems. These include affordable mild hybrid drives with 48V technology, and new high-tech diesel engines that will also be available as hybrid variants.

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One in three motorists plan to explore electric options

Thu, May 17, 2018

Almost a third of Irish motorists admit they are open to purchasing an electric vehicle when they next change their car, according to AA Ireland.

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Volvo targets 50 per cent electric cars sales by 2025

Thu, May 17, 2018

Volvo Cars aims for fully electric cars to make up 50 per cent of its sales by 2025.

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Nissan launches extreme off-roader Navara

Thu, May 17, 2018

Nissan is taking performance of its tough and smart pickup to a new extreme with the launch of the Navara Off-Roader AT32.

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Constant talking revealed as most annoying driver trait

Thu, May 17, 2018

As motorists prepare to take to the roads for summer holidays, research by mobility solutions specialist ‘easytrip’, has shown that constant talking and not paying attention to the road ahead is the most annoying driver trait for one in five passengers.

This was followed by drivers who drive too fast, those who have a messy car, and drivers who do not use their indicators.

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New Lexus RX 450hL arrives later this month

Thu, May 10, 2018

Lexus RX 450hL is the first seven seater self-charging hybrid Lexus to go on sale in Ireland, attracting a new audience for the luxury car brand.

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New car registrations down in first three months

Thu, May 10, 2018

New car registrations for the first quarter are down -5.5 per cent (71,805) compared to the first quarter of last year (75,982), according to the Society of the Irish Motor Industry.

New light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations were up 5.3 per cent (12,529) when compared to last year (11,900), while new heavy commercial vehicles (HGV) have declined 11.2 per cent (916) year to date.

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Irish Ferries’ new Dublin Swift fast craft now in service

Thu, May 10, 2018

Motorists travelling to Britain by car will be interested to know that Irish Ferries has significantly improved its fast car ferry offering on the Dublin-Holyhead route.

The recently upgraded and larger, high speed craft ‘Dublin Swift’, entered service last week on the route following a full internal refurbishment, replacing the ‘Jonathan Swift’ which has been in service since 1999.

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Kia reveals first images of all-electric Niro

Thu, May 10, 2018

Kia has unveiled a new all-electric version of the Niro at the fifth International Electric Vehicle Expo in South Korea.

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