Nissan's all-new global van/people carrier released

Thu, Apr 09, 2009

Following its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show last month, Japan will be the first market to launch this new generation global van.

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Citroen offers 'Eco Trade-In' cashback

Thu, Apr 09, 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 meaning major savings on all of their greenest models to encourage buyers to trade-up to a newer, greener, more fuel efficient Citroën model".

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Opel launches Insignia sports tourer

Thu, Apr 09, 2009

Opel Ireland has launched the much-anticipated Opel Insignia sports tourer. While it retains the Insignia’s trademark design language and German precision the sports tourer also features a wrap-around tailgate, roof spoiler, and flexible interior space resulting in a dynamic-looking, sporty, estate which elegantly conceals its high degree of functionality.

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Top three finalists for 2009 World Car Awards

Thu, Apr 02, 2009

The countdown continues for the 2009 World Car Awards at the New York International Auto Show next week. Announcing the annual World Car of the Year awards at the New York show is a fitting finale to the international motor show season that begins each autumn with either the Paris or Frankfurt motor shows.

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Summer debut for new Mercedes-Benz E-class

Thu, Apr 02, 2009

June will see the arrival in Ireland of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class range. It has been billed by the German carmaker as a car of unparalleled quality. Indeed, the new E-Class is seen by many as being the benchmark in its class in terms of luxury, safety, comfort, and environmental compatibility. In appearance, it is significantly different from the current model.

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Audi A4 wins Company Car of the Year

Thu, Mar 26, 2009

Readers of UK's Fleet News magazine have voted the Audi A4 Company Car of the Year in the top selling fleet title’s 2009 awards. Audi says that this provides further evidence of the cost effective compact executive’s ever increasing popularity among the business community. The desirability and viability of the A4 was also emphasised by a second award in the Best Large Premium Car category.

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New Toyota Verso makes safety a priority

Thu, Mar 26, 2009

Toyota tells us that its new Verso brings high levels of safety to the compact MPV segment, providing better protection for all those on board and using intelligent design to cut the risk of injury to pedestrians.

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Cunningham Higgins is new Mercedes-Benz Galway dealer

Thu, Mar 26, 2009

Cunningham Higgins motor company has been appointed authorised main sales and service dealer in Galway for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars.

Founded in 1999 by Niall Cunningham and Joe Higgins, Cunningham Higgins is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading prestige car dealers.

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Hyundai reveals the new i20 three-door

Thu, Mar 26, 2009

Hyundai revealed the new i20 three-door earlier this month. The new body style will broaden the i20’s appeal to the fastest-growing sector of the car market in Europe.

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Renault Laguna and Eric Cantona

Thu, Mar 26, 2009

Love him or hate him, the soccer legend Eric Cantona was greatly missed when he retired from the game. But he's back and featuring on an epic 90-second TV advert with the new Renault Laguna. It is being broadcast since Monday, mainly in France, but we can also see it here on British TV channels.

Renault tells us that it teamed up with footballer and actor Cantona because it wanted to make a truly original ad featuring the new Renault Laguna, which ranks among the best in its sector for quality.

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Top score for the Golf in the new EuroNCAP test

Thu, Mar 19, 2009

Once again the latest Golf has received five stars in the EuroNCAP evaluation. The European crash test programme EuroNCAP awarded the new Golf the highest score of five stars, even according to the stricter and more comprehensive assessment criteria.

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Peugeot 3008 or ‘Le Crossover’ breaks cover

Thu, Mar 19, 2009

The 3008 is a compact and spacious vehicle, which Peugeot says represents a totally new offering in the car market.

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Audi Ireland winning in weak market

Thu, Mar 19, 2009

Audi is positively going against the grain in the Irish market. As others falter, it is growing market share and moving into the number one premium brand position.

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Toyota Urban Cruiser on the way

Thu, Mar 19, 2009

The new Toyota Urban Cruiser will go on sale here in a few weeks in two versions. They will be a 1.33-litre Dual VVT-i petrol model with two-wheel drive and a 1.4 D-4D diesel with all-wheel drive. It combines the rugged muscular appearance of a Toyota all-roader with compact, urban-friendly dimensions and five-door practicality.

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More Model enhancements for 2009

Thu, Mar 19, 2009

In addition to high profile new model arrivals such as new Avensis, iQ and the previously covered Urban Cruiser, Toyota Ireland has also announced some changes to the 2009 Yaris and Aygo models, and running change to the new Auris D-4D engine.

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Some UK imports come with unwanted baggage

Thu, Mar 12, 2009

While the debate as to where the best value in the car market is to be found continues, what is of paramount importance when considering buying a vehicle is its history.

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Discount on car ferry travel to France

Thu, Mar 12, 2009

In a spring fare sale, Irish Ferries has chopped 50 per cent off the cost of travel on its Ireland - France service for those able to travel during the period February 21 to May 14 next.

Sailing on the new cruise ferry Oscar Wilde, a car and driver can travel for just €99 one way with the bonus of free travel for an additional passenger and free cabin accommodation included in the price.

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Fiat Professional launches Irish offer

Thu, Mar 12, 2009

Fiat Professional, the commercial vehicle arm of Fiat Group in Ireland recently announced details of its groundbreaking “Double Your VAT Back” consumer offer for light commercial vehicle buyers. Acknowledging the current economic challenges that businesses are facing,

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New Saab 9-3X makes global debut

Thu, Mar 12, 2009

The Saab 9-3X debuted at the Geneva Show last week. It is the ideal alternative to large and heavy crossovers or SUVs. With distinctive looks, a versatile sport wagon body, higher stance and advanced all-wheel drive technology, the 9-3X also offers excellent fuel efficiency and functional storage.

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Toyota extends 'cash back' offer on selected models

Thu, Mar 12, 2009

Toyota Ireland tells us that since it launched its 'cash back' offer on January 16, "customers have responded to the exceptional value for money that is available". And now Toyota says that as a result, it has extended the cash back offer to March 31 from all authorised dealers.

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