New Lexus RX 450hL arrives later this month

Thu, May 10, 2018

Lexus RX 450hL is the first seven seater self-charging hybrid Lexus to go on sale in Ireland, attracting a new audience for the luxury car brand.

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New car registrations down in first three months

Thu, May 10, 2018

New car registrations for the first quarter are down -5.5 per cent (71,805) compared to the first quarter of last year (75,982), according to the Society of the Irish Motor Industry.

New light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations were up 5.3 per cent (12,529) when compared to last year (11,900), while new heavy commercial vehicles (HGV) have declined 11.2 per cent (916) year to date.

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Irish Ferries’ new Dublin Swift fast craft now in service

Thu, May 10, 2018

Motorists travelling to Britain by car will be interested to know that Irish Ferries has significantly improved its fast car ferry offering on the Dublin-Holyhead route.

The recently upgraded and larger, high speed craft ‘Dublin Swift’, entered service last week on the route following a full internal refurbishment, replacing the ‘Jonathan Swift’ which has been in service since 1999.

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Kia reveals first images of all-electric Niro

Thu, May 10, 2018

Kia has unveiled a new all-electric version of the Niro at the fifth International Electric Vehicle Expo in South Korea.

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Newly refreshed Hyundai i20 is smarter and safer

Thu, May 10, 2018

Hyundai Motor is introducing a refreshed i20 line-up. In order to meet customers’ expectations, the i20 five-door now has a more modern design, as well as updated safety features with Hyundai SmartSense.

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Cyclist fatality numbers doubled again

Thu, May 10, 2018

A total of six cyclists have died to date this year compared to four cyclist deaths up to the same period last year, representing an increase of 50 per cent.

This follows a 50 per cent increase in cyclist fatalities last year (2017), and in the light of these stark statistics, drivers are being asked to slow down and keep a safe distance when overtaking cyclists on both urban and rural roads. This call comes following serious concerns over the number of cyclists killed on Irish roads this year.

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Opel Grandland X for new 1.5-litre diesel engine

Thu, May 03, 2018

The Opel Grandland X compact SUV is adding a new 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine. Opel says it is more powerful and more economical than the engine it replaces.

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New Citroen C4 Cactus goes on sale here next week

Thu, May 03, 2018

The new Citroen C4 Cactus hatchback goes on sale here on May 10 with prices starting from €19,995.

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Kia Ireland adds EV charge points

Thu, May 03, 2018

Kia Motors Ireland has partnered with Wallbox, specialists in charging solutions for electric vehicles, and will roll out Wallbox 22kw fast chargers across its dealer network with installation being carried out by CarChargers.ie.

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New ultra dynamic BMW 8 Series coupe is on the way

Thu, May 03, 2018

BMW says current driving dynamics tests being carried out on its new luxury sports car in Wales demonstrate not only the "harmonious interaction between drive and suspension", but also the wide spectrum of handling characteristics - the latter encompassing racing performance and long-distance ride comfort.

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LDV announces a range of exciting new models

Thu, May 03, 2018

The EV80 is the first of LDV’s new generation of cleaner, alternative fuel vehicles that it says is ideal for both city driving and short journeys. It boasts a 120 mile range on a single charge.

The EV80 has been designed with zero emissions technology together with advanced electric power systems providing greener power and in return, reducing environmental impacts.

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New Ford Mondeo hybrid electric now on sale here

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

The first hybrid electric car from Ford, the Mondeo HEV, has gone on sale in Ireland.

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Volvo points to XC90 as a genuine life-saver

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

I read over the weekend not a single Volvo XC90 occupant has died in a car-to-car accident in the UK, according to official Government crash figures.

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#DrivingElectric campaign launched

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

A Government funded electric vehicle public awareness campaign has been launched by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.

The campaign is part of a wider public engagement programme, which the SEAI will lead. The first phase of the campaign will allow drivers to compare almost 40 different electric vehicles available today, arrange for a test drive at a local dealer, and find out more about driving electric, all at a single website www.DrivingElectric.ie.

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Peugeot 3008 SUV scores another double top win

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Ireland’s Car of the Year, the Peugeot 3008 SUV, has scooped gold in both the Car of the Year and Mid-Size SUV categories, topping the polls as the Best Car to Own in the latest Auto Express Driver Power survey.

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New Hyundai Tucson’s global debut at New York Show

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

At the 2018 New York International Auto Show, Hyundai Motor celebrated the world premiere of the new updated Tucson, the redefined version of Hyundai’s most important sales driver worldwide (including in Ireland).

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VW soon to have autonomous parking

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Using what is to date unique technology, the Volkswagen Group is currently testing autonomous parking at Hamburg Airport.

Based on a car park map, the Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles navigate their way to a parking space on their own. Orientation is provided for them by simple pictorial markers installed in the multi-storey car park. Its advantage is that this can be used in essentially any car park. The function is set to be available for the first customers in selected multi-storey car parks from the start of the next decade.

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New Ford Focus on the way

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Ford has given a debut to its new Ford Focus, which it claims is its most accomplished and technically-competent Focus. It will go on sale here in July.

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Ireland’s first driving school for children

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Tayto Park and Nissan have joined forces to open Ireland’s first driving school for children.

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Renault Master a game changer for urban deliveries

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Renault Pro+ is broadening its range of electric light commercial vehicles/vans with the introduction of the Master Z E large electric van. Ideal for emissions-free access to city centres, Master Z E is well-suited to last-mile deliveries.

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