Stunning A5 Sportback rounds off 100 years of Audi

Thu, Jul 23, 2009

Audi was 100 years young last week, and it marked the momentous occasion with the world debut of the new A5 Sportback.

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Galway dealer welcomes new Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Thu, Jul 09, 2009

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been launched in Ireland. The first version to arrive is the four-cylinder, 170bhp E220 CDI which comes on the market at €43,600 (ex works).

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New Ford Transit Connect later this summer

Thu, Jul 09, 2009

One of Ireland’s most popular small vans since it was first launched in 2002 has been Ford's Transit Connect. Now comes the news that the Connect has undergone extensive changes including a fresh look both inside and out, while also delivering many new features and higher quality levels.

With changes in design and safety, Ford says the Connect range is ready to demonstrate its practicality and toughness to both owner-operators and large fleets on Irish streets from later this summer.

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New smarter Volkswagen Golf estate unveiled

Thu, Jul 09, 2009

Volkswagen has unveiled the fourth generation Golf estate. It features a fresh look, revised engines, and the latest comfort and safety technologies.

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July the deadliest month

Thu, Jul 09, 2009

July is the most lethal month of the year to use Ireland’s roads, according to the Road Safety Authority.

In the 10 year period 1999 to 2008 some 376 lives have been lost in July - an average of 38 people which makes it the killer month of the year.

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New Ford Kuga van adds commercial appeal

Thu, Jul 09, 2009

With the launch this month of its Kuga van, Ford is promising one of the most visually appealing commercial vehicles on the road.

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Happy days for Volkswagen

Thu, Jul 02, 2009

The new Volkswagen Golf has collected two prestigous motoring accolades in the recent past.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils new 2010 S-Class

Thu, Jul 02, 2009

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new restyled S-Class with the first versions expected to arrive here late this year in time for 2010 registrations.

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Kia Soul awarded five-star Euro NCAP safety rating

Thu, Jun 18, 2009

The new Kia Soul urban crossover has been awarded a maximum five-star safety rating in the latest Euro NCAP crash test results.

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Suzuki Alto celebrates thirty years of low cost motoring

Thu, Jun 11, 2009

The introduction of the new Alto city car marks 30 years since Suzuki first launched the name in 1979.

Originally the Alto was designed for the Kei class in Japan to provide motorists with low cost and enjoyable motoring, an ethos which has remained a core feature of the car’s DNA over three decades. This is a double milestone for Suzuki as it is also celebrating 30 years of sales and operations in this part of the world.

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Peugeot 308 coupe cabriolet, the cabriolet for all seasons

Thu, Jun 11, 2009

Peugeot is the world leader in coupe cabriolet sales, and recently it has launched the new Peugeot 308 coupe cabriolet to the European motoring press.

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New Jaguar XKR and XFR make their debuts

Thu, Jun 11, 2009

Jaguar is showcasing the new XFR and XKR at this week’s London Motorexpo.

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New Lexus IS 250C on the way

Thu, Jun 11, 2009

The new Lexus IS 250C should be on sale here by January 2010, when full details of equipment specifications and prices will be announced.

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Stage set for Classic Car Live 2009

Thu, Jun 11, 2009

If you are one of Ireland’s growing band of classic car enthusiasts there is only one place to be this weekend and that’s Classic Car Live at Mondello Park on Sunday.

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Mercedes-Benz Service A offer a success

Thu, Jun 11, 2009

Owners of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars registered in Ireland during the decade between 1992 and 2002 are responding in significant numbers to the €179 all-inclusive Service A car service offer which was introduced recently.

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Fiat offers free visual safety checks

Thu, Jun 11, 2009

Fiat is offering a free visual check on Fiat cars at participating dealers following the introduction of new penalty point offences which include a five-point penalty for driving without a valid NCT test.

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Skoda starts production of Yeti crossover

Thu, Jun 04, 2009

The first Skoda Yeti rolled off the assembly line in the Czech Republic last week. This is Skoda's fifth model range and slots into the so-called crossover segment.

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Opel’s all-new Astra breaks cover

Thu, Jun 04, 2009

Opel has released the first official images of the new German-engineered Opel Astra, which will premiere at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September as a dynamic five-door hatchback. It will go on sale in Ireland in the first quarter of next year.

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Peugeot announces sponsorship of Irish 205 Challenge

Thu, Jun 04, 2009

Peugeot Ireland has announced details of its sponsorship of the 2009 Irish 205 Challenge, in support of rally enthusiasts nationwide.

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RSA seeks public’s views on proposals to cut motorcyclist deaths

Thu, Jun 04, 2009

Motorcyclists account for 10 per cent of all fatalities on our roads, despite motorcycles accounting for less than two per cent of all licensed vehicles in the state. A motorcyclist is three times more likely to be killed in Ireland than in other European countries.

In addition to the human and emotional toll of motorcycle collisions, the economic cost is also significant. In the four year period 2004 to 2007 motorcycle collisions amounted to €656,000,805.

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