New enhanced Ford EcoSport SUV on the way

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Ford claims that the new EcoSport compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) will deliver enhanced versatility and capability, more refined styling and sophisticated technologies for customers in Europe. The new EcoSport will arrive in Ireland in late January.

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Motoring advice on winter driving

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

TyreSafe, the UK tyre safety organisation is offering motorists advice on driving in winter, where cold and damp roads can dramatically affect the performance of tyres, leading to an increased accident risk.

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New Jeep Compass on the way

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Ahead of its arrival in January, Jeep Ireland has revealed pricing and specification details for its latest SUV, the stunning new Compass.

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English premiership players and their car choices

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

They may earn an average salary of about Stg £2.4m a year, but the most popular car for a premiership footballer is the Range Rover Evoque, a compact SUV which costs from £30,000 (or €42,000 here for the five-door).

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Majority of motorists fail to have regular car checks

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

A survey of 300 motorists in Ireland has revealed that almost seven out of 10 do not have their vehicle checked in between scheduled services or NCTs unless a fault has developed.

The survey, carried out by First Stop Tyre and Car Services, suggests some motorists do not have their car checked for up to a two-year period and, because of this, motorists may be missing out on significant benefits by ignoring regular car checks.

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Mustangs destined for scrapheap get new life

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

It could be the ultimate Christmas present for the car-mad person – a handmade watch, lovingly crafted from components that in a previous existence were used in classic Ford Mustangs.

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The new Megane Renault Sport breaks cover in Monaco

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

The public were given a chance recently to see the new Megan Renault Sport on Monaco’s famous Grand Prix street circuit, driven by Renault Sport F1 Team driver Nico Hülkenberg.

The new Mégane RS will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September with sales scheduled to begin in Spring 2018. And for the first time, customers will be able to choose between manual or efficient dual clutch transmissions.

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Renault and Crosscare on the road for families in need

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Renault Ireland has teamed up with social support charity Crosscare to provide food and other important supplies to those in need this Christmas.

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Electric option on the way for all Mercedes-Benz Vans

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Vans plans to offer all its commercial van model ranges with electric drive option over the next few years.

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New Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup launched here

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

The eagerly-awaited Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup has been launched on the Irish market, with the entry level X220 4x2 PURE priced at €39,950, inclusive of VAT and VRT.

This new model that marks the first venture by the German vehicle manufacturer into this popular light commercial vehicles segment is being sold through a seven-strong main dealer network. Dealers are Sligo-based Connolly Motor Group; Cork Truck Services; Gilmores of Kingscourt; Kinahan Commercials, Moate; and three Dublin city outlets, MSL Grange at Pottery Road, Deansgrange; MSL Park Motors on North Circular Road, and MUTEC on Long Mile Road.

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Citroen has a choice of 181 offers across its range

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Citroen has announce details of its 181 customers offers that are available on all orders placed on its passenger vehicle models.

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Skoda gives details of all new Karoq SUV

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Skoda Ireland has revealed full details of the eagerly-anticipated Karoq, the second model in the brand’s SUV offensive.

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Toyota partners with Paralympics Ireland

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Toyota Ireland has been announced as the official partner to Paralympics Ireland and to the 2020 and 2024 Irish Paralympic teams. The announcement builds on Toyota’s worldwide Olympic and Paralympic partnerships in the mobility category.

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New Subaru Impreza has arrived

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

The newly-redesigned Subaru Impreza has gone on sale here. The Japanese carmaker says it offers Subaru’s promise of driving fun, all-around safety, and above-average resilience.

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Mazda 181 Drive Together sales promotion

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Following the launch of twonew models, the Mazda CX-5 and MX-5 RF, Mazda Ireland is having its 181 retail campaign during the Drive Together sales event from November 2nd to 12th.

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What Car? Used Car of the Year Awards winners

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

The What Car? Used Car of the Year Award winners have been announced. One can argue the Irish market is similar to the much bigger UK in the availability of models and cars motorists like. Equally, one can argue Irish motorists have a different order on their priorities when choosing a used car.

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New BMW X3 and BMW 6 Series GT have arrived at Colm Quinn

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

The new third-generation BMW X3 combines rugged off-road looks with a greater sporting presence.

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Mercedes-Benz appoints X-Class pickup dealers

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Mercedes-Benz has announced the appointment of seven main dealers to represent the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup, sales of which will commence after its introduction to the market later this month.

They are Sligo based Connolly Motor Group, Kinahan Commercials of Moate, Cork Truck Services, Gilmores of Kingscourt, and three Dublin city outlets – MSL Grange at Pottery Road, Deansgrange, MSL Park Motors on North Circular Road, and MUTEC on Long Mile Road.

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Connolly Motor Group continues to develop with new state-of-the-art Audi terminal

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Audi customers can enjoy visiting Connolly Motor Group's new state-of-the-art Audi terminal in Ballybrit, Galway.

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Many Irish motorists do not have breakdown cover

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Research carried out by motoring services specialist, Easytrip, has revealed that one in 10 motorists do not have breakdown cover for their vehicle – which potentially equates to 203,826 vehicles on Irish roads.

That is based on a CSO figure of the road vehicle population for private vehicles in 2016 at 2,038,268. I am actually surprised that the numbers is only 10 per cent. I would have expected a much higher percentage didn’t have such cover.

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