Porsche extends Cayenne range with new diesel and hybrid

Thu, May 07, 2009

Despite many doubts when it was first announced, I must admit that the Porsche Cayenne has turned out to be a success story. To date, more than a quarter of a million examples have been sold since its launch six years ago, and the success story rolls on. In the last year 45,478 examples of the Cayenne were sold around the world – more than ever before in a 12 month period.

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New Irish Land Rover distributor from June

Thu, May 07, 2009

Jaguar Land Rover tells us it has been exploring new opportunities to distribute its vehicles following the sale of the company by Ford to Tata Motors Limited.

After reviewing its wholesale arrangements in Ireland, Jaguar Land Rover has decided to convert it to an importer market. Jaguar and Land Rover have for many years operated through a mix of national sales company in the case of Land Rover, and an independent importer for Jaguar. JLR says that it has a number of long and productive relationships with high quality independent importers around the world who have well established local infrastructure and can contribute local market expertise. There are also significant synergies in terms of cost, systems and management processes.

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Volkswagen Golf is the 2009 World Car of the Year

Thu, May 07, 2009

The new Volkswagen Golf was declared the 2009 World Car of the Year at the New York International Motor Show.

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May deals at Monaghans

Thu, May 07, 2009

Monaghan and Sons on the Tuam Road has announced details of its May Madness Campaign.

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Drivers advised to carry out regular vehicle safety checks

Thu, May 07, 2009

Almost seven out of 10 vehicles inspected as part of a free five-point safety check at Advance Pitstop centres during Irish Road Safety Week were found to have been in need of some basic safety work.

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Jaguar XF tops UK's biggest driver satisfaction poll

Thu, Apr 30, 2009

Readers of Auto Express magazine have voted the new Jaguar XF Britain's best car in the 2009 Driver Power survey.

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New Ford Ka is better in every way

Thu, Apr 30, 2009

Shortly after the original Ka went on sale in 1996, I recall seeing one that had been involved in a serious collision. The single occupant survived with remarkably minor injuries. This helped give me a new respect for the structural designers of small cars.

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Mitsubishi reduces Outlander SUV Invite price

Thu, Apr 30, 2009

Mitsubishi Motors has announced a price reduction on the Outlander Invite passenger and commercial models.

The passenger model will drop from €36,144 to €29,950, a reduction of more than €6,000, while the commercial will be reduced from €29,950 to €24,950 including VAT, a reduction of €5,000.

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The BMW Sterling Collection arrives at Tom Hogan Motors

Thu, Apr 23, 2009

Galway’s BMW franchise holder Tom Hogan Motors has unveiled a unique initiative for prospective car buyers.

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New Peugeot 3008 Crossover is so much more

Thu, Apr 23, 2009

Every now and then a car that offers a different perspective comes along. The new Peugeot 3008 Crossover is the latest example. Peugeot place it at a crossroads among an SUV, an MPV, and a hatchback, which probably is not too far off the mark. Yet, that does not even paint the full picture. You see, if you or I were to picture our favourite model in each of those segments and try to roll them into one vehicle, I bet we couldn't, and that why this new car is more than a crossover.

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Fiat 500 is the 2009 Design Car of the Year

Thu, Apr 23, 2009

The Fiat 500 has been voted 2009 Design Car of the Year by 59 journalists from around the world, beating 51 short-listed cars from the world’s top car makers. Galway Advertiser’s motoring correspondent Padraic Deane is the Irish juror.

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Citroen C3 and C5 versions are tops in diesel awards

Thu, Apr 23, 2009

Citroen’s stylish C5 Tourer and the new C3 Picasso have been named “Best Estate Car” and “Best MPV” respectively at the 2009 What Diesel Car of the Year Awards.

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Ford Fiesta steals Europe's top spot in March

Thu, Apr 23, 2009

For the first time in a year, the hugely popular Volkswagen Golf has lost its stranglehold as Europe’s most popular model, handing the accolade to Ford’s well received new Fiesta. The Golf is still number one in the year-to-date (first quarter).

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Citroen offers 'eco trade-in' cashback

Thu, Apr 23, 2009

The people at Citroen in Ireland say they have always been committed to greener motoring as one of the market leaders in diesel technology and in the reduction of CO2 emissions. And now, for a limited time only, Citroen says it is introducing the “eco trade-in cashback deal” which means savings on all its greenest models to encourage buyers to trade up to a newer, greener, more fuel efficient Citroën model.

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BMW's latest 3-Series diesel is even better

Thu, Apr 16, 2009

The BMW 3-Series holds pole position as the biggest selling premium car in the world, but the Munich-based carmaker is never one to rest on achievements and it has further improved the 3-Series, writes Padraic Deane.

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Great sports from Audi

Thu, Apr 16, 2009

The Vorsprung durch Technik brand has not only revolutionised endurance racing by becoming the first manufacturer in history to win Le Mans under diesel power, but has also made the high performance diesel concept more attractive and accessible than ever before with road-going models like the TT 2.0 TDI quattro coupe.

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Kia Forte Koup steals the limelight in New York

Thu, Apr 16, 2009

With performance-inspired, aggressive, and sleek styling, Kia gave a global debut to the 2010 Forte Koup (to be known as ‘Cerato Koup’ in some countries) production vehicle at the 2009 New York International Auto Show.

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Volkswagen Golf is the 2009 World Car of the Year

Thu, Apr 16, 2009

At the New York International Motor Show today, the new Volkswagen Golf was declared the 2009 World Car of the Year.

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New Subaru Impreza Boxer diesel

Thu, Apr 09, 2009

I was very interested to see how Subaru was going to make the transition with its latest Impreza from the sport and rally image to a serious player in the biggest car segment on the Irish market.

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Second-hand airbags could cost you your life

Thu, Apr 09, 2009

Motorists trying to save money buying second-hand airbags online could end up paying a much higher price, a new investigation warns. Leading accident management company, Accident Exchange, says the growing trade on auction sites like eBay, is a potentially ‘life and death’ issue and the Government needs to act.

The unregulated nature of the marketplace means the second-hand airbags being sold could be defective or inoperable, without the buyer’s or even the seller’s knowledge. The end result could be fatal if the airbag fails to deploy in an accident.

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