Mercedes-Benz planning an ‘awesome’ year in 2018

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

‘Awesome’ is the word being used by Mercedes-Benz to describe various initiatives planned for the year ahead, all designed to expand ownership and sustain market growth.

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Irish drivers not maintaining own cars for work

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Research has found that many business travellers across Ireland who drive their own cars for work, the so-called ‘grey fleet’, do not always carry out basic safety checks on their vehicles. This, and a range of other findings from the survey, should be of key concern to employers as there are legal responsibilities on employers whose employees use their own cars for work-related travel.

The research which was carried out by Enterprise Rent-A-Car found that 58 per cent of grey fleet drivers do not undertake any regular maintenance checks on their cars. When asked why they did not, nearly a third (32 per cent) said they expected "the car to tell them if something was wrong"and 27 per cent said "that’s what car services and the NCT are for". One in six (17 per cent ) simply expected modern cars to work.

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Double premiere for Mazda at Tokyo Motor Show

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Mazda is planning to exhibit two concept models at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.

One heralds the company’s next-generation products, and another embodies the direction of its next-generation designs.

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Take care on country roads in deer mating season

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

The coming weeks will see a significant rise in the risk of collisions with deer on Irish and UK roads, warns road safety organisation Gem Motoring Assist. This is the time of year when deer will be breeding, a process which makes them more mobile and brings many more of them onto the roads, says Gem.

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Get ready for the launch of the new Opel Grandland X

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

The lastest SUV offering is the Opel Grandland X which will be on show in Galway tomorrow in JJ Fleming's state-of-the-art showroom.

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More vehicles stolen with keys in autumn/winter

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

The latest figures from the leading stolen vehicle recovery provider, Tracker, act as a stark winter warning to motorists. In the last year more vehicles were stolen with keys in the autumn and winter months compared to spring and summer. On average nearly a third (32 per cent) were stolen with keys during the darker months, compared to 24 per cent for the rest of the year.

“While the majority of vehicles we recover have been ‘stolen without the keys', often by organised gangs with the skills to bypass sophisticated key-fob security technology, it appears from our data there has been an increase in the number stolen ‘with keys’ in the darker months, probably by the more opportunistic thief,” says Andy Barrs, head of police liaison at Tracker in the UK.

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New Range Rover offers greater silent luxury

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Range Rover claims to represents the pinnacle of luxury travel, making every journey a treasured experience whether driving or being driven.

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets new SUV speed record

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio has lapped the iconic Nürburgring circuit in a record seven minutes and 51.7 seconds, which is the fastest time ever posted by a production SUV. It is a full eight seconds faster than the previous production SUV record.

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Study finds surge in car clocking in Ireland

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

One in 10 second hand cars for sale in Ireland has a false mileage displayed, according to the largest study of its kind. The figure is even worse for cars imported from the UK with nearly one in five having an unreliable or questionable mileage reading.

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Five-star rating for new Renault Koleos

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

The new Renault Koleos SUV has received a five-star rating on safety tests administered by the independent and highly respected organisation, Euro NCAP.

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Citroen’s C3 gets additional specifications for 2018

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

The multi award-winning C3 is set to continue its class-leading style and technology offering, according to Citreon, with the reveal of new trim level extras for 2018 in response to customer demand.

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Honda’s hat-trick in used car awards

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Honda has been recognised for its quality and versatility in the inaugural Auto Express Driver Power Used Car Awards in the UK.

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New Volvo XC40 premium SUV breaks cover

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Volvo Cars continues to expand its line-up of SUVs with the launch of the new XC40 small premium SUV, which arrives here in January for the new 2018 market.

From launch it will be available with the D4 AWD automatic engine, and prices start from €47,450. More engines will follow in May 2018.

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‘Clean Up for 181’ campaign from Ford

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

As the 181 January new car market draws near, Ford has announced a range of offers as part of the company’s ‘Clean Up for 181’ campaign.

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New €5m Audi Galway dealership to open in Ballybrit

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Connolly Motor Group will open its new state-of-the-art Audi showrooms in Ballybrit, Galway in the next few weeks.

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New SsangYong Rextons complete 13,000km from Korea

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

All five new SsangYong Rextons completed a massive drive of 13,000km from Korea to UK last week. They arrived in Frankfurt in time for press day at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with two of the cars going on to complete the epic journey.

Designed to test the vehicles in extreme conditions, the Rexton Trans Eurasia Trail travelled through 10 countries, including China, Kazakhstan and Russia, before arriving at the beautiful Blenheim estate in Oxfordshire in the UK.

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Skoda Yeti rated UK’s ‘Best Used Car Buy 2017’

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Looking for the UK’s best used car, track down a Skoda Yeti. That is the verdict of Auto Express, which has just published the findings of its annual Driver Power Used Car survey in the UK.

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Mercedes-Benz introduces impressive new S-Class

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Mercedes-Benz chief executive Stephen Byrne and sales manager Ciaran Allen pictured at the launch of the new, S-Class, flagship model of the Mercedes-Benz range. Described as ‘the new face of luxury motoring in Ireland’, the new S-Class is said to be the technological forerunner to other Mercedes-Benz models yet to come with features that take motoring one step closer to autonomous driving, thanks to a built-in array of electronic safety systems that assist the driver to read the road and avoid accidents. Pictured is the S350 which comes on the market at just above €90,000.

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New Arona sits neatly in Seat’s SUV range

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

The new Seat Arona will go on sale here in November with a starting price of €17,995 for the entry-level 1.0TSi 95hp S model.

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New Volkswagen T-Roc goes on sale later this year

Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Volkswagen’s new T-Roc crossover model, which goes on sale in Ireland later this year, will have a starting price of €24,750.

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