Duty on imported Chinese truck tyres increasing costs

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Large numbers of new truck tyres manufactured in China are going up in price, with resulting increased costs for many truck owners, as well for tyre importers and retailers.

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Audi Galway pilots new augmented reality technology

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Audi Ireland has announced the launch of its new augmented reality consumer experience exclusively across a number of select Irish dealerships including Audi Galway - the only one outside Dublin.

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New Opel Corsa GSi promises great driving fun

Thu, Jun 07, 2018

When the new Opel Corsa GSi follows the Insignia GSi onto the market this summer, it will be powered by the brand’s punchy 1.4-litre turbo engine with 150bhp and 220Nm of torque.

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Impressive results as Toyota Prius reduces fuel costs

Thu, Jun 07, 2018

Data collected during a pilot programme has demonstrated a 22 per cent reduction in Co2 emissions and an impressive 35 per cent reduction in fuel costs when driving a Toyota Prius compared with the drivers' own diesel vehicles.

The programme was the initiative of Local Link (transport coordinator for the HSE) which teamed up with a number of partners including Toyota, SEAI, and the Department of Transport, with the objective of benchmarking clean and innovative transport solutions for the future.

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New Citroen C5 Aircross SUV revealed

Thu, Jun 07, 2018

Citroen has revealed the European version of its flagship new C5 Aircross SUV as the brand continues its international SUV offensive. It will be launched in Europe at the end of 2018 and will be the first Citroen with a plug-in hybrid powertrain at the end of 2019.

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Toyota’s upgrade to hybrid free with finance offers

Thu, Jun 07, 2018

Toyota has launched its ‘Upgrade to hybrid for free with finance’ campaign, which it says makes it even easier for Irish consumers to switch to hybrid.

The campaign kicks off Toyota’s 182 sales drive in the run up to Showtime, the national sales event which takes place in all its dealerships from Wednesday une 6 until Saturday June 9.

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New Mercedes-Benz A-Class and CLS coupé arrive

Thu, May 31, 2018

This week, we have seen Mercedes-Benz launch two new models on the Irish market - the A-Class and CLS coupé, both of which, the company hopes will bring additional 182 registrations.

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Honda pushing ‘Power by Adrenaline’

Thu, May 31, 2018

Honda has kicked-off the 182 buying season with a sales promotion entitled: ‘Powered by Adrenaline’, which it describes as a carousel of offers to the Irish market.

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Galway drivers go electric

Thu, May 31, 2018

One thousand electric cars have been registered so far this year compared to 972 for all of 2017, according to the Minister for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciaran Cannon

Almost 5,400 electric cars are now on Irish roads, Minister Cannon says, ecouraged by supports the Government is offering for the switch to an EV with positives for the environment and the reduction in air and noise pollution.

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Kia Motors launches Niro hybrid here

Thu, May 31, 2018

The Niro PHEV plug-in hybrid version is now available in Irish showrooms at a price of €35,995.

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Johnny Sexton collects new Lexus RX450h

Thu, May 31, 2018

Ireland rugby star Johnny Sexton has joined Lexus Ireland as an ambassador until 2019. Ahead of a busy summer period of international fixtures and this Autumn’s highly-anticipated Rugby World Cup, Johnny took time out of his training schedule and was this week presented with a Lexus RX450h.

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Fiat Tipo diesel price match

Thu, May 31, 2018

Fiat Ireland says customers can now benefit from a new pricing structure that will mean petrol and diesel variants for its Tipo Family are now aligned.

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Honda powers Monivea’s mini rugby dreams

Thu, May 31, 2018

Monivea RFC was one of the four winners of the Honda ‘Powering Local Dreams Minis’.

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No diesel version of new Volvo S60 saloon planned

Thu, May 24, 2018

The new Volvo S60 saloon, which goes into production from this autumn, will be the first Volvo to be produced without a diesel engine, highlighting Volvo Cars’ commitment to a long-term future beyond the traditional combustion engine.

The new Volvo models launched from 2019 will be available as either a mild petrol hybrid, plug-in petrol hybrid, or battery electric vehicle. This is the most comprehensive electrification strategy in the car industry and Volvo Cars was the first traditional car maker to commit to all-out electrification in July 2017.

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Ford dealerships looking to recruit apprentices

Thu, May 24, 2018

A range of Ford dealerships in Ireland is looking to recruit up to 50 new apprentice technicians and fully qualified technicians for a career in the motor industry.

In addition to taking on new unqualified apprentices, a selection of Ford dealers nationwide are also hoping to recruit trained technicians with cutting-edge software, electronic and electrical skills to reflect the rapid evolution of Ford’s product range.

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New Sprinter price announced

Thu, May 24, 2018

The Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles team is at work preparing for the arrival of the new Sprinter van series which will be launched on the market early next month.

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Most motorists shop around and save on car insurance

Thu, May 24, 2018

Motorists who fail to shop around at the time of their car insurance renewal could be missing out on an opportunity to lower their premiums.

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Volkswagen and Seat to recall over rear seat belt issue

Thu, May 24, 2018

Volkswagen and Seat has confirmed a technical issue on the current new VW Polo (model year 2018), new Seat Ibiza (2017 and 2018 models) and Seat Arona (2018 model year).

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Stunning new Mercedes-AMG E 53 on the horizon

Thu, May 17, 2018

The stunning new Mercedes-AMG E53 4MATIC+ saloon and estate versions are on the way.

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VW presents new engines including a diesel hybrid

Thu, May 17, 2018

World premieres of new drive systems were presented by Volkswagen recently. A progressive hybrid, and a diesel hybrid are the ones we will hear a lot more about.

Volkswagen tells us it is enhancing its model range by an "innovative spectrum" of new drive systems. These include affordable mild hybrid drives with 48V technology, and new high-tech diesel engines that will also be available as hybrid variants.

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