New Renault Megane Sport Tourer on the way

Thu, Oct 08, 2009

Renault's latest incarnation of the Mégane Sport Tourer will soon be launched here.

Premiered earlier in the year at the Geneva Motor Show alongside six other new models, Renault says the stylish debutant is to be priced aggressively. In addition it will boast a winning combination of low-emission Renault eco engines and impressive equipment levels.

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New Opel Astra with green and mean engines

Thu, Oct 08, 2009

Opel’s 10th generation of the Astra has made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Free car safety check spearheads Safe Car Campaign

Thu, Oct 01, 2009

Free car safety checks are available courtesy of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry as part of its Safe Car Campaign 2009.

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New Saab 9-5 saloon breaks cover

Thu, Oct 01, 2009

Sleek, sophisticated, and unmistakably Saab, the Swedish carmaker says the new 9-5 saloon signals the dawn of a new era for the brand.

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Mini coupe concept to star at Frankfurt Show

Thu, Sep 17, 2009

Fifty years since the first classic Mini was presented to the public, the stunning new Mini coupe concept is being unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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New Volvo C30 sports coupe

Thu, Sep 17, 2009

Volvo's new C30 sports coupe is on the way. Offering a radical new front and rear appearance, and available with a new sports chassis, the C30 looks set to capitalise on the success of its predecessor. The new Volvo C30 has just been unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show and will go into production this November.

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Free fuel vouchers with Michelin tyres

Thu, Sep 17, 2009

Fuel will always be a large part of a vehicle’s running costs and even more so now fuel prices are starting to creep back up. To help with this Michelin is offering €40 in fuel vouchers to customers buying a set of four of its car, van, or 4x4 tyres.

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New Mazda CX-7 to debut at Frankfurt Show

Thu, Sep 10, 2009

The Mazda stand at this month’s IAA Frankfurt Motor Show will exhibit the new Mazda CX-7.

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Twenty per cent price reduction at Windsor Galway

Thu, Sep 10, 2009

Galway car dealership Windsor Motors has reduced its prices by 20 per cent.

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The Safe Cross Code song makes a comeback

Thu, Sep 10, 2009

With parents and children back to school, the Road Safety Authority has re-introduced the Safe Cross Code song as part of a package of road safety measures aimed at primary school children.

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New spacious Kia Venga to debut at Frankfurt

Thu, Sep 03, 2009

Kia has confirmed its new, spacious, and dynamic B-segment MPV will be named Venga when it goes on sale across Europe later this year.

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Beware of some common car insurance rip-offs

Thu, Sep 03, 2009

Insurance fraud began when insurance first began. Incidents have been recorded as far back as ancient Greece. Ship scuttling was an insurance scam in ancient Greece where ships were purposely sunk. Later insurance fraud travelled to England and then to America. When cars were introduced it opened a whole new arena for fraudulent insurance claims.

Today, with modern technology, many fraudulent car accident claims do arise from sophisticated organised crime rings that can be hard to detect. Don't let this make you a victim of an insurance scam. Whether the insurance scam is from an organised crime ring or an individual, there are fraud protection steps you can take to help you be more aware and avoid being a scammer’s next victim.

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Nissan reveals first real-world Electric Car

Thu, Sep 03, 2009

Nissan recently unveiled its new Leaf, which the Japanese carmaker claims is the world’s first affordable electric, zero-emission car.

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Major swing to diesel family cars this year

Thu, Aug 27, 2009

More than 90 per cent of family cars being ordered in Ireland are now diesel, according to Ford Ireland chief Eddie Murphy.

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New Toyota Prius to be cooled by the heat of the sun

Thu, Aug 27, 2009

A new solar-powered ventilation system that keeps a car’s interior cool with no need for the engine to be running has been developed by Toyota.

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Hyundai i30 beats the trend

Thu, Aug 27, 2009

Hyundai tells us that sales of its i30 family car continue to defy the general economic gloom, recording a 10.2 per cent climb in Europe over the first five months of 2009, compared to the same period last year.

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Putting the electric car on trial

Thu, Aug 27, 2009

The Irish Government hopes to have 10 per cent of vehicles on Irish roads running on electricity by 2020. But do electric vehicles have the potential to answer a key part of our transport needs as we seek alternatives to fossil fuel?

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Kia cee’d tops C-segment in Driver Power survey

Thu, Aug 27, 2009

One of the most significant results in Driver Power’s history is that of the Kia cee’d, according to David Johns, editor-in-chief of Auto Express.

On its debut performance in the independent Driver Power survey, the cee’d beat the Volkswagen Golf and claimed the highest rank in the C-segment, jumped straight into the top 10, and is ranked as the sixth best model overall. Its closest rival, the Volkswagen Golf, was way below in 22nd place.

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Ford on top of sales chart after six months

Thu, Aug 06, 2009

As car sales figures are set to fall to their lowest levels in more than 20 years, Ford has strengthened its market position, claiming 14.5 per cent of a market which is down 62 per cent from last year.

Buoyed by sales of Focus and the new Fiesta, the blue oval finished the half year with 6,808 units, ahead of Toyota (6,482) and Volkswagen (4,529).

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Seat Ibiza Ecomotive sets world fuel-saving record

Thu, Jul 23, 2009

Seat boasts that its Ibiza Ecomotive is undisputedly the most ecological vehicle in its segment.

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