Katie Taylor has become a Honda brand ambassador

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

The Honda cars importer for Ireland has announced that sporting superstar Katie Taylor has joined the Honda as a brand ambassador.

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Alfa Romeo launches a new mid-size SUV

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

Alfa Romeo bravely boasts its new Stelvio Quadrifoglio sets a new benchmark in the premium midsize SUV segment with its combination of awe-inspiring design, performance and technology.

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Lexus to introduce new LC ‘Yellow Edition’ coupe

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

Lexus has introduced a new addition to its LC coupe range with the launch of the new LC Yellow Edition.

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Nissan Leaf charged ahead in July

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

The new 40kw 100 per cent electric Nissan Leaf has charged ahead in the sales charts this July, says the carmaker.

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July 182 car sales down, but vans are up

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

Car sales figures for the month of July show 182 registrations are down 2.75 per cent (26,944) compared to July 2017 (27,707), according to statistics released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry.

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Average value of a new private vehicle is more than €30,000

Thu, Aug 09, 2018

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie reports the buyer of a new private vehicle in Ireland is now purchasing spending more than €30,000 on average, for the first time since Cartell started recording these statistics.

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Insurance and fuel costs key issues for car owners

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

The bi-annual report which examines trends in the Irish motoring market finds that 61 per cent of motorists say their running costs have increased in the last 12 months, with 29 per cent stating they spend upwards of €250 per month on keeping their vehicle on the road.

The Carzone Motoring Report is compiled by analysing data from the 77 million+ searches carried out on their website from January to June of this year, as well as an in-depth survey of 1,600 Irish motorists.

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Ford launched all-new innovative and dynamic Focus

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Ford points to their all-new Focus, saying it delivers more style, space and advanced driving technologies for mid-size family car customers than ever before.

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VW to offer zero-emission car sharing services in future

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

Volkswagen has announced that will be offering its customers car sharing services in future. It will start in Germany from next year., followed by an International rollout from 2020, initially in major cities in Europe, North America and Asia. The fleet will consist entirely of electric vehicles.

For their vehicle-on-demand services, in particular car sharing, Volkswagen will expand their ‘WE’ customer platform offering. And apart from car sharing, vehicle-on-demand services can also include what are known as micro-mobility solutions. Volkswagen recently presented progressive e-mobile solutions for urban centres with two studies called the ‘I.D. Cityskater’ and the ‘I.D. Streetmate’.

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All-electric Kia Niro EV crossover for European debut

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

The new Kia Niro EV went on sale in Korea last week. It combines an all-electric, zero-emissions powertrain with crossover practicality, intelligent packaging and eye-catching design. A claimed long-distance driving range of up to 450 kilometres (circa 280 miles) makes it one of the most capable electric vehicles on sale anywhere in the world.

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All-new Toyota Supra - the legend returns

Thu, Aug 02, 2018

I was one of those who mourned the loss of Toyota sports cars, the Supra, MR2, and Celica, after they were discontinued. The reason given at the time was a refocusing on developing mass market models for growing markets in China, Russia, etc. and a general scarcity of engineers in Japan. Toyota felt their loss within a couple of years with the average age profile of their customers rising, and it entered Formula One to try to address this.

Now, many years later, the new Toyota Supra, one of the world’s most keenly anticipated new sports cars, has made its international debut in prototype form at the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this month.

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Europe gears up for all-electric Kia Niro EV crossover

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

The new Kia Niro EV, which went on sale in Korea recently, combines an all-electric, zero-emissions powertrain with crossover practicality, intelligent packaging. and eye-catching design.

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Volkswagen’s new compact T-Cross SUV on the way

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

The T-Cross is set to launch a new form of SUV from the Volkswagen brand. First shown in concept form in 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show, the series version is now making its way into actual production.

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Advanced technology sets the new Sprinter van apart

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

The highly advanced technology on the connected new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has impressed judges so much it has been crowned Van of the Year at the Auto Express Awards 2018 in the UK.

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Do not let the sun’s glare keep you off the road

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Being dazzled by the sun can be a major distraction and is often a factor in summer collisions.

Even though we have many tools that aid in protecting us from the glare, we often forget to use them.

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Third lap record of Type R Challenge 2018 achieved

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

g two successes in the Honda Civic Type R Challenge 2018 at the Magny-Cours and Spa-Francorchamps circuits, the high-performance hatchback has set a new two minutes and 31.32 seconds lap record for a front-wheel drive production car at the Silverstone GP circuit in Britain, beating the benchmark set by the previous generation Civic Type R in a similar challenge in 2016.

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Mitsubishi L200 wins award for fourth time in-a-row

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

A leading British publication has named the Mitsubishi L200 ‘Pick-up of the Year’ for a record-breaking fourth consecutive year, a feat that no other pick-up has previously achieved.

Mitsubishi Motors launched the latest generation L200 in Britain in 2015 and subsequently won the Auto Express ‘Pick-up of the Year’ before retaining this important and prestigious award every year since.

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New Suzuki Jimny - probably the best small 4WD vehicle

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Since the first Jimny made its debut in April 1970, it has been a masterpiece of Suzuki’s 4WD technology. It is the one and only authentic off-roader that is small and lightweight, but still retains the off-road performance desired by professionals.

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Rural Ireland is driving growth in self-charging hybrid cars

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Ireland is experiencing a significant growth in self-charging hybrid cars.

According to the Society of the Irish Motoring Industry latest year on year comparison, the sale of self-charging hybrid (HEV) cars has jumped in all provinces in 2018, with a 58 per cent increase in Connacht, 83 per cent increase in Leinster, 76 per cent increase in Munster, and 54 per cent increase in Ulster (Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal) compared to the same time period in 2017.

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Nissan Qashqai is Ireland’s top selling 181 new car

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

The Nissan Qashqai was Ireland’s best-selling car for the 181 sales period. Some 3,045 new buyers made it their car of choice, cementing its position as the undisputed leader of its segment.

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