New Nissan Leaf driving demand for electric cars

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Nissan says demand for electric vehicles is now at a new high in Ireland with hundreds of consumers putting down deposits to snap up the new Leaf model without even visiting a showroom to see or test drive the car. That is not something I would recommend.

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Audi extends limited APR offer on premium models

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Audi Ireland has announced it will extend its limited offer of 1.9 per cent APR across all Audi A3, A4 and A6 models, registered before April 30, 2018.

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Honda Civic family is now complete here

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

The entire Civic range has now been totally reimagined with new engines, bringing the ultimate in power and performance with ‘Honda Sensing’ as standard across all models.

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Skoda says ‘diesel is alive and doing very well’

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Skoda Ireland has hit a record market share of 7.1 per cent for first three months of 2018. It says this marks the highest sales performance by the brand in Ireland, which saw 5,064 new vehicles delivered to customers.

The brand’s latest set of results solidifies its sixth position in the sales rankings, and Skoda’s performance is in stark contrast to the overall market performance.

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Volvo XC60 named World Car of the Year 2018

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

The new Volvo XC60 mid-size SUV has been named World Car of the Year 2018, adding another accolade to Volvo’s growing list.

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Three new Jaguar models show their pace in New York

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Jaguar Land Rover showed three new vehicles at the New York Motor Show alongside the widest range in the history of the company.

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New electric Master ZE van for Renault Pro+ line-up

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Renault Pro+ commercial vehicles has unveiled details of its display of 13 vehicles on the stand at the CV Show next month, led by the Master ZE, the second all-electric panel van added to its range with deliveries starting before the end of this year.

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Ireland’s first driving school for children!

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Tayto Park, County Meath, and Nissan have joined forces to open Ireland’s first ever driving school for children.

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Seat launches new ‘Cupra’ car brand

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Seat is launching ‘Cupra’, a new brand with its own distinct identity.

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Honda unveils the all-new CR-V

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Honda revealed the European production version of the all-new CR-V at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show recently.

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Kia Sportage hits five million global sales

Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Kia Motors is celebrating five million cumulative sales of its global best-selling Kia Sportage compact SUV.

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Seat to launch new car every six months

Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Spanish car maker Seat, which is part of the Volkswagen Group, says that it is going to launch one new car every six months until 2020.

The first two vehicles will be the Seat Tarraco and the Cupra Ateca, which are going on sale at the end of 2018.

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New Ford Mustang will be more dynamic in every way

Thu, Mar 29, 2018

The new Ford Mustang will arrive here before the year’s end in time for the next big January sales month.

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Taking to the road in Ireland for the Easter weekend

Thu, Mar 29, 2018

With the long Easter weekend ahead and many motorists taking to the road for a getaway, a survey by mobility solutions specialist easytrip, Ireland’s only electronic parking and tolling tag provider, has revealed the top five most popular scenic drive route in Ireland.

According to the survey, they are the Ring of Kerry, followed by Glendalough (Wicklow), the Burren Circuit (Clare), the Causeway Coastal Route (Belfast and Derry) and the wonderful Wild Atlantic Way (Donegal to Cork/Cork to Donegal), which has many sections within it that could easily be in the top five.

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Dacia tops list of most affordable cars to run in 2018

Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Confirming its status as Britain’s most affordable car brand, Dacia has taken the top three spots in ‘cap hpi solution’s Pence Per Mile’ (PPM) ratings, which reveal the cheapest cars to buy and run in 20181. While I cannot confirm it for certain, I suspect it would be a very similar result for Ireland.

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Clever children’s green way to keep windscreen clean

Thu, Mar 29, 2018

It is an idea that could one day help save billions of litres of water. Instead of simply wiping raindrops off our car windscreens, why not collect and reuse the water via the washer jets?

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Powerful entry-level petrol engine to Renault Megane

Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Renault Group Ireland has announced the expansion of the Megane hatch and sport tourer ranges with the introduction of petrol TCe 130 engines on higher trim levels.

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New electric Audi SUV on sale here early next year

Thu, Mar 22, 2018

Audi has announced initial details of its first fully electric model. Described as the sporty SUV, Audi says it combines the space and comfort of a typical large, luxury model with a driving range suitable for everyday use and for longer journeys.

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Renault has unveiled ride-hailing concept

Thu, Mar 22, 2018

Renault has unveiled a robo-vehicle and ride-hailing concept, with an iconic design meant to integrate into the environment, and maximize new ways of moving around congested cities at the Geneva Motor Show.

A first of its kind, Renault EZ-GO, an electric, autonomous, shared 'robo-vehicle' concept is both a vehicle and a service that allows people to hail a ride either from a fixed or mobile location.

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Suzuki Swift on urban car shortlist for World Car awards

Thu, Mar 22, 2018

Suzuki tells us its Swift has made it to the top three in the world in the urban category of the 2018 World Car of The Year. It joins the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo.

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