New BMW 4 promises to deliver the X factor

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

BMW has revealed the first images of the second generation of what it describes as one of the world’s most recognisable sports activity coupé – the X4.

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Renault/Dacia special offers

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Renault Group tells us it has special offers on models ordered and registered by March 31 across its Renault and Dacia passenger car and LCV ranges.

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Tony Burke Motors is honoured at motor industry awards

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Galway's Toyota dealer Tony Burke Motors was on the podium at the recent SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards in Dublin.

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Super new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van on the way

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

The latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter panel van will be launched here in Ireland in June, having just made its world premiere.

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Top tips for keeping your car running during the cold spell

Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Spring has arrived; in name but not in nature.

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Mazda’s award winning Vision Coupe concept

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

The stunning Mazda ‘Vision Coupe ‘ has won the Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year at the 33rd Festival Automobile International.

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Three trophies for Kia at prestigious design awards

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Kia Motors has won three prestigious 2018 ‘iF design’ awards, reinforcing the brand’s reputation for striking car design.

The new Kia Stinger fastback sports sedan, Stonic compact crossover, and Picanto city car, were each awarded prizes in the ‘Product Design’ category.

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Honda is driving Guinness Pro14 final series

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Honda Ireland has become the official car partner of this season’s Guinness PRO 14 final series.

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New Volkswagen Touareg SUV on the way

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Volkswagen is kicking off the new automotive year with the world premiere of its new Touareg and the entire range of its technical capabilities and comprehensive features on March 23 in Beijing.

Significantly for the Irish market, the new model Touareg will not be available as an N1 model, so those registered for VAT may still wish to pick up the current model.

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Upgraded Jeep Renegade promises more for less

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Jeep says its 2018 Renegade model range is refreshed and features a restyled interiors, enhanced specification, including the next generation ‘Uconnect’ infotainment systems featuring Apple’s Carplay/Android Auto.

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New Renault Megane RS here this summer

Thu, Feb 08, 2018

First unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2017, the new Renault Megane RS is set to arrive on Irish shores this summer.

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Native Irish fleet lowest since 2006 as imports soar

Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie has reported the size of the native Irish fleet is now at its lowest level since March 2006 (1.78 million) as imports soar (488k).

The size of the native fleet (vehicles first registered in Ireland) fell quite dramatically in the final quarter of 2017, from recording 1.85 million in September to 1.78 million by the end of December.

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Honda launch offer for new Civic diesel

Thu, Feb 08, 2018

The 10th-generation Honda Civic diesel is the latest addition to the Honda Civic family in Ireland. With prices starting from €25,550 ex works, Honda says the new Civic Diesel is now available with a special offer for all cars registered before March 31.

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Motorists get tyre pressure penalty point warning

Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Irish motorists are being warned they would now be liable to incur points on their licence if their tyres are either under or overinflated.

Following an analysis of the penalty points issued to Irish drivers during 2017 carried out by Continental Tyres in Ireland, the research has shown that for the first time since penalty points were introduced in 2002, a driver was given two penalty points for having incorrect tyre pressure.

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New van/LCV registrations rise

Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Light commercial registration were up by 6.3 per cent (6,728) last month compared to January last year (6,329), according to official figures released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI).

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New car sales drop in January

Thu, Feb 08, 2018

New car sales in January this year have decreased on last year by 4.82 per cent, according to official figures released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry.

In January 2018, 37,125 new cars were registered compared to 39,003 units in January 2017. This represents a drop of 1,878 units on last year.

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Government helping Irish taxis to go electric

Thu, Feb 08, 2018

There has been a broad welcome for the recent announcement by Transport Minister Shane Ross of a grant scheme for taxi/limousine/hackney vehicles (SPSV), aimed at increasing the uptake of new electric vehicles in the Irish taxi fleet.

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Skoda Vision X urban crossover to premiere in March

Thu, Feb 08, 2018

The Czech car manufacturer is presenting an outlook on the continued development of its model range, with the hybrid study Skoda Vision X.

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Skoda launches new Karoq SUV to replace Yeti

Thu, Feb 01, 2018

The new Skoda Karoq compact SUV has gone on sale here from €27,715 for the 1.0 TSI (115 bhp) petrol in the entry-level Ambition specification.

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Jaguar I-Pace voted ‘most anticipated new car of 2018’

Thu, Feb 01, 2018

The Jaguar I-Pace all-electric performance SUV has won the What Car? 2018 Reader Award, securing the title of the most anticipated new car of 2018.

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