Citroen C5 takes Semperit Irish Car of the Year Crown

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

The Citroen C5 has been voted Semperit Irish Car of the Year 2009 by the Irish Motoring Writers Association, writes Padraic Deane.

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‘Highly-skilled ambassador’ takes award for Toyota Ireland

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

Nicola Mannion from Tom Hogan Motors in Galway has claimed third place in Toyota’s prestigious Skills Grand Prix, which awards the company’s top service advisors in Europe.

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Fiat Ducato van and Grande Punto reach major milestones

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

The Fiat Ducato has achieved a major milestone with production reaching two million units since the launch of the first version in 1981.

The Ducato has been a much-loved vehicle for more than 25 years. It is popular with self-employed workers such as tradespeople, shopkeepers, and farmers, while also being a favourite of big companies and special clients such as local authorities, the police, government departments. and health authorities.

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Fiat Ducato van and Grande Punto reach major milestones

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

The Fiat Ducato has achieved a major milestone with production reaching two million units since the launch of the first version in 1981.

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New Ka less expensive than outgoing model

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

The new Ford Ka has a higher specification, and an entry price of €11,535 ex-works for the Style 1.2 (69bhp) three-door.

Ford says the price is some €800 below that of the outgoing model. The saving comes despite a high level of specification, in tune with the Ka’s promise of fun, fashionable motoring. The entry level new Ka diesel engined Style 1.3 TDCi (75bhp), three-door sells at €13,320 ex-works.

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New Ka less expensive than outgoing model

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

The new Ford Ka has a higher specification, and an entry price of €11,535 ex-works for the Style 1.2 (69bhp) three-door.

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Berlingo and Partner share Irish Van of the Year title

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

The Citroen Berlingo/Peugeot Partner have been jointly voted Semperit Irish Van of the Year 2009 by the Irish Motoring Writers Association.

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinters deliver

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

Mercedes-Benz has completed delivery of fifity Sprinter vans to international express and logistics specialists DHL.

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinters deliver

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

Mercedes-Benz has completed delivery of fifity Sprinter vans to international express and logistics specialists DHL.

Fitted out in accordance with DHL specifications in terms of interior shelving, partitioning, and driver walk-through access from cab to cargo area, the vans were manufactured and delivered to Ireland in DHL's distinctive yellow livery. Subsequently, DHL's unique red logo and branding was applied by Mercedes-Benz prior to the vehicles entering service.

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Jaguar tops in American sales satisfaction survey

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

Reaffirming its reputation as an automotive leader in sales satisfaction in the US, Jaguar North America has achieved the top ranking in the JD Power and Associates 2008 Sales Satisfaction Index Study.

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Kia Motors goes the extra mile for Special Olympics Ireland

Thu, Nov 20, 2008

In one of the most generous donations, Kia Motors Ireland has donated five new Carnival MPVs to Special Olympics Ireland.

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Citroen reduces impact on environment and your pocket

Thu, Nov 20, 2008

In the current economic climate, low cost, fuel efficient, environmentally friendly motoring are some of the items at the top of every motorist’s agenda.

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Opel Insignia wins 2009 European Car of the Year

Thu, Nov 20, 2008

Opel's new Insignia family car has been voted 2009 European Car of the Year by a one-point margin from Ford's Fiesta.

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What to do when your teenagers start to drive

Thu, Nov 20, 2008

New drivers, particularly the under 20s, are most at risk in the early weeks and months after they pass their driving tests.

The Institute of Advanced Motorists has produced top tips to help parents encourage responsible driving in the crucial first few months – and to encourage safer, more responsible drivers.

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Toyota iQ wins Japanese Car of the Year award

Thu, Nov 20, 2008

The Toyota iQ, the world’s smallest four-seater passenger car, has won the 2008 Japan Car of the Year award by a landslide over 41 rivals such as the Citroën C5, Audi A4, and Jaguar XF.

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VW Passat named Fleet Car of the Year 2008

Thu, Nov 13, 2008

The fleet sector - like the automotive industry as a whole - is struggling in the midst of the global downturn, with new car sales dropping month on month. Similar troubles exist for fleet operators in Britain and Ireland - difficulties within this sphere massively affect the entire automotive industry.

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New Honda Accord - the premium alternative

Thu, Nov 13, 2008

The new Accord saloon and Tourer (estate) are aimed squarely at challenging the well-established six premium competitors in the D-segment in the Irish market. These are primarily four premium German competitors (Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Volkswagen Passat) plus the Lexus IS and Saab 9-3. With this in mind, Honda continues to pitch the new Accord as the alternative premium, writes Padraic Deane.

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Toyota Ireland supporting driver education

Thu, Nov 13, 2008

Toyota Ireland has launched a partnership with the Irish School of Excellence supporting the Secondary Schools Driver Education Programme which teaches transition year students the rudimentary requirements of safe driving.

With the support of Toyota Ireland, including the provision of a Toyota Yaris, the Irish School of Excellence programme has expanded from its origins in Munster and is now available nationwide. Founded by Kieran O'Brien in 2005 as a venture to reduce the number of road deaths of young drivers on our roads each year, the Secondary Schools Driver Education Programme promotes a common-sense and safety led approach to driving,

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New 7-Series headlined latest BMW launches

Thu, Nov 13, 2008

BMW boasted a strong new line-up at the Paris Motor Show last month, headlined by the world debut of the new BMW 7 Series, and supported by the first appearance of the new BMW 3 Series.

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Driving efficiently saves money

Thu, Nov 13, 2008

A team of expert drivers in the Mazda/Topaz Drive Safe, Drive Smart campaign have achieved an amazing 3.44L/100kms (81.97 miles per gallon) in a road test aimed at highlighting the benefits of driving safely and more fuel efficiently.

The team of Johnny Horan and Alastair Lindsey achieved the hugely impressive figures in a Mazda2 car on a 100 kilometre route between Kill in Co Kildare and Templeogue in Dublin.

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