Skoda Kodiaq RS due in December

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Skods’s latest addition to the RS family, the Kodiaq RS was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show last week, and it is due here in December.

It is powered by a new 2.0TDI 240hp 4×4 DSG engine and gearbox combination. And Skoda claims this will make the Kodiaq RS the most powerful production diesel engine in the history of the company.

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Volvo to add dynamic new R-Design to V60 range

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Volvo is adding more choice and sporting style to its stylish and functional V60 estate car range with the introduction of new R-Design versions.

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Mayor selects hybrid as his car of choice

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

As Mayor of Ireland’s first city to be awarded the designation European Green Leaf, Neil McNelis has chosen his mayoral car of choice to be the Ford Mondeo Vignale hybrid.

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Get behind the wheel at road safety drive event

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Premium German tyre manufacturer, Continental Tyres, is organising its Vision Zero Live driving safety event at Mondello Race Circuit, Co Kildare, on Saturday October 13.

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Galway car records the most owners

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie tells us 17,363 private vehicles in Ireland (excluding imports) have 10 owners or more over the lifetime of the vehicle – excluding garage sales.

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Road safety week - have your tyres checked for free

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Monday (October 1) was the start of Road Safety Week and yesterday marked Tyre Safety Day.

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Standard AEB on all vans could prevent thousands of crashes

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

I read recently that fitting autonomous emergency braking systems as standard on all commercial vehicles in Britain has the potential to stop almost 2,500 crashes per year.

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Innovative and dynamic new Ford Focus arrives

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

The eagerly awaited new Ford Focus has just gone on sale, and ford boasts it delivers more style, space and advanced driving technologies for mid-size family car customers than ever before.

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New Kia Ceed for Rose of Tralee winner

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

The newly crowned Rose of Tralee, Kirsten Mate Maher, collected her new Kia Ceed, which she has full use of during her year as the Rose of Tralee.

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Volvo Car scoops four ‘BusinessCar’ awards

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Volvo Car has won four trophies at the annual ‘BusinessCar’ Awards. The Volvo XC40 won the ‘New Company Car of the Year’, rubber-stamping it as the car of choice for fleet drivers. The XC40 was also named ‘Best Compact SUV’, while the XC90 scooped ‘Best Large SUV’. Volvo was named ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ for its commitment to leading the way in safety, connectivity and electrification, developing the best models for fleet drivers.

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Skoda’s new campaign to sell more of their used cars

Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Skoda has announced details of its latest used car initiative, the approved used car programme. It says it takes carefully selected Skoda vehicles that are no more than five years old and have less than 120,000km on the clock, and ensures each vehicle undergoes a series of stringent checks to meet the requirements of the programme.

In addition to this, the Czech brand also says all Skoda approved used cars will come with industry leading low rate finance options from zero per cent APR, and also have a 12 month roadside assist and 12 month warranty available as standard.

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New Ford Ranger Raptor revealed at Gamescom

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

The new Ford Ranger Raptor has been revealed at Europe’s largest video gaming event, Gamescom, held in Cologne, Germany, and is the first ever vehicle to be revealed at the event.

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New Nissan Leaf completes 16,000 km milestone

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

After an epic 16,000-kilometre drive, polar explorer Marek Kaminski has arrived in Japan, having started his landmark #NoTraceExpedition in Poland three months earlier in Europe’s best-selling electric vehicle, the new Nissan Leaf.

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Audi Galway launches exclusive test drive event

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Audi Galway has launched a special test drive event giving customers the opportunity to experience Audi’s luxury class, which runs until September 29.

Motorists can sample the new Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi A8 and Audi’s impressive new four-door SUV coupé, the Q8, until September 29.

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Western Motors appointed after-sales dealer for Mercedes-Benz Vans

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Western Motors, one of Galway’s leading motor dealerships, has been appointed after-sales dealer for Mercedes-Benz vans and light commercial vehicles.

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New Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid on the way

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

The new Outlander plug-in hybrid EV 4WD SUV goes on sale here next month. The entry level Intense 2.4L plug-in hybrid 4WD petrol/ electric version will have a starting price of €39,900, including VRT reduction and the SEAI grant for private customers.

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New Dacia Duster arrives offering added value

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

The first-generation Dacia Duster arrived here six years ago when we were in the middle of one of the worst financial crises. If ever there was a new car in recent years born of the time, it was surely Duster, offering Irish motorists great value. Some 10,000 Irish owners bought one.

Now, the second generation model is about to go on sale from €17,390, and despite an improved economic climate, it still targets those who are looking for an affordable and robust new car and do not want to go down the second-hand car route.

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New Audi A6 launches in Ireland

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

The new A6 has just launched here, starting from €51,650 on-the-road with two equipment lines, SE and S Line.

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New car registration figures increase in August

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

New car registrations for August were up 3.5 per cent (5,932) compared to last year (5,729), according to statistics released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry.

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