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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Nissan unveils the new NV200 van

Thu, Mar 12, 2009

The global launch of the all-new Nissan NV200 van took place at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month. The company announced that this model will be produced for Europe in Barcelona, beginning late this year.

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Toyota duo achieve top crash safety rating

Thu, Mar 05, 2009

The new Toyota iQ may be the smallest four-seater car on the market, but it is also one of the safest, according to new independent crash testing results from Euro NCAP.

Euro NCAP, which has developed a new rating scheme which focuses on the vehicle’s overall protection performance, awarded the tiny traffic buster five stars.

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Motorists warned not to ‘run on red’ with their tyres

Thu, Mar 05, 2009

As figures show a significant drop in both the new car market and tyre sales during 2008, Continental Tyres Ireland is urging motorists not to be tempted to push their tyres to the limit in today’s tougher economic environment.

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Opel dealers offering a booster trade-in allowance

Thu, Mar 05, 2009

Opel Ireland says it is now offering an innovative ‘Booster Trade-In’ offer to bridge the gap motorists are experiencing when trading their old car for a new one.

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Skoda unleashes Yeti at Geneva Motor Show

Thu, Mar 05, 2009

Compact, attractive, and with a fresh attitude, the new Skoda Yeti was launched at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this week, and when it arrives here, it will extend the brand’s model range to five.

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Hyundai offers big reductions on SUV prices

Thu, Mar 05, 2009

Hyundai Cars Ireland has announced a change in its SUV prices to meet current market conditions. However the reductions are only due to be effective for a defined period - from February 19 to March 31.

Hyundai says that for this period it is offering substantial price savings across the Hyundai Tucson and the Hyundai Santa Fe ranges.

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