Nissan Ireland seeks new motor apprentices

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Nissan Ireland launched its Apprentice Academy in 2015 with the aim to support the creation of 100 jobs over five years to help future-proof the motor industry and develop the ‘technicians of tomorrow’.

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Irish diesel owners could get trade-in bonus

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie claims owners of Diesel Euro 4 (EU4) emission standard vehicles and below in the Irish fleet could be entitled to a trade-in bonus.

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New Audi RS 5 Coupé is about to go on sale

Thu, Aug 31, 2017

The new RS 5 Coupé, which Audi says combines elegant aesthetics with everyday usability, has a starting price from €110,750 on-the-road. The new Audi RS 5 Coupé represents the gran turismo of the RS models from Audi Sport, with a 2.9 TFSI V6 bi-turbo engine, which it claims has been engineered to provide superior performance and higher efficiency.

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Volvo’s new XC40 small SUV to end clutter

Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Volvo Cars has declared an end to a problem faced daily by drivers around the globe: a shortage of suitable and functional storage space inside their car. It says that with its innovative approach inside the new XC40 small city SUV, to be launched in the coming weeks, Volvo Cars takes the lead in the small premium SUV segment in terms of space, storage, and all-round functionality.

The highly anticipated XC40 from Volvo Cars will complete the company’s SUV line-up, which also features the top-of-the-range large XC90 and the mid-sized XC60.

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The new Volkswagen T-Roc compact SUV

Thu, Aug 31, 2017

As part of what it describes as the biggest model offensive in its history, Volkswagen is extending its model range by adding a compact-class crossover: the T-Roc.

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Renault’s ‘Selection’ - a new standard in used cars

Thu, Aug 31, 2017

‘Selection’ is the brand’s new used car programme operated by selected Renault and Dacia dealerships nationwide.

The Renault Group says that it researched the used car market in Ireland extensively to understand what mattered most to its customers, and from this research, built the Renault ‘Selection’ used car programme offering a minimum of two years’ warranty together with two years’ roadside assistance on used Renault or Dacia models up to six years old.

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Most windscreen damage caused by stones and gravel

Thu, Aug 31, 2017

New statistics from Allianz Insurance reveals that 5,061 windscreen and body glass claims were made in 2016. The vast majority (86 per cent) of claims were made for windscreen damage, while nine per cent were for body glass and a small portion (four per cent) of claims were based on rear glass damage.

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Beware of increase traffic volumes as schools return

Thu, Aug 31, 2017

From this week, motorists should allow additional time when commuting to work, as schools begin to reopen after the summer break.

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Nissan launches the new Qashqai

Thu, Aug 24, 2017

I was informed recently by Nissan Ireland that the Qashqai is Ireland’s best selling crossover of all time with over 50,000 sales. It’s a very worthy boast and the very popular Qashqai has just got better with what it describes as significant enhancements, which further develop its premium character.

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English premiership players and their car choices

Thu, Aug 24, 2017

They may earn an average salary of about Stg.£2.4m a year but the most popular car for a premiership footballer is the Range Rover Evoque, a compact SUV which costs from around £30,000 (or from around €42,000 here for the 5-door). Yet whatever the purchase, footballers are increasingly using finance to do it.

That’s according to a new list compiled by a premium vehicle finance provider JBR Capital, which can count a wide variety of high net worth individuals as its clients, including premiership players. It has put together a top 10 of the most popular cars purchased on finance by premiership players over the last two years.

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New Peugeot 5008 SUV goes on sale

Thu, Aug 24, 2017

The highly anticipated new Peugeot 5008 SUV is now on sale in Ireland, with delivers from next month (September). Prices start from €28,745 for the 1.2 PureTech (130bhp) petrol engined version. The entry-level 1.6 BlueHDi (100bhp) diesel version €29,265. The latter has a five-speed transmission.

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New Range Rover Velar has arrived

Thu, Aug 24, 2017

The new Velar is fourth member of the Range Rover family and is now sale here with an entry-level price of €62,240 plus delivery and related charges.

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First van in the world celebrates one hundred years

Thu, Aug 24, 2017

It is not only Ford in Ireland that is celebrating 100 years this year - in July, 1917, the Ford Motor Company launched the first van in the world with the launch of the Model TT.

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‘The modern and efficient way to sell your home’

Thu, Aug 24, 2017

O’Donnellan and Joyce auctioneers is back after the summer holidays with the next in its series of Wild Atlantic Way property auctions, and the autumn auction is gearing up to be the largest auction the west of Ireland has ever seen.

Colm O’Donnellan of O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers said: “This auction is shaping up to be our biggest yet. The office is a hive of activity with vendors preparing their properties to sell, and purchasers organising to have finance in place. People cannot wait for us to launch our properties with all the details.”

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New Peugeot 5008 SUV goes on sale

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

The highly anticipated new Peugeot 5008 SUV is now on sale in Ireland, with deliveries from next month (September).

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Zap-Map electric car charging app now covers Ireland

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Zap-Map is Britain's leading EV charging platform, and it has just announced the release of Zap-Map app 3.0 within the Republic of Ireland incorporating live network data from ESB ecars.

The new app, available on both Android and iOS platforms, will enable electric vehicle (EV) drivers to locate, navigate to and update charging point data, supporting the transition to electric vehicles.

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Galway tech entrepreneur is a new Nissan Generation Next ambassador

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Galway's Richie Commins has been handed the keys to a new, taxed and insured car after becoming a Nissan Generation Next ambassador.

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Stunning cabriolet completes new E-Class range

Thu, Aug 17, 2017

The arrival here of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class cabriolet in September will complete the impressive E-Class model range.

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Mercedes-Benz X-Class pick-up launched

Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Mercedes-Benz has introduced the new X-Class, their first new pick-up to the global media. It will go on sale here in November.

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RSA and IFA issue a joint road safety appeal

Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Irish soccer fans will be all too familiar with Roy Keane’s withering line about what happens when you “fail to prepare”. However, as summer holiday season gets into full swing, it seems that many Irish motorists are falling into that very trap.

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