Ford shows big risks attached to drink driving

MULLINGAR ADVERTISER, April 11, 2014

Ford has developed a “Drink Driving Suit”, that impairs visibility, co-ordination and balance at a time when more than half of young drivers in Europe report either driving while drunk or have seen friends drink and drive.

A survey commissioned by Ford, of 5,000 drivers aged from 18 to 24 also showed that 32 per cent reported having accepted a ride from a driver who was under the influence of alcohol, and 66 per cent did not know the legal alcohol limit for driving in their country.

Volvo wins ‘Best Premium Car’ at fleet awards

MULLINGAR ADVERTISER, April 11, 2014

Volvo’s S60 and V60 models have been named ‘Best Premium Car of the Year’ by leading business sales publication Fleet News at an award ceremony in the UK, beating the Audi A4 and A6 and BMW 3-Series.

Along with winning the Fleet News Premium Car of the Year, the Swedish car maker was shortlisted in two further categories, namely New Company Car of the Year with the S60 and V60 models, and Best Crossover with the XC60.

New SsangYong Rexton W SUV arrives

MULLINGAR ADVERTISER, April 11, 2014

SsangYong has just launched their flagship 4x4 SUV, the new Rexton W this week, with a competitive starting price of €34,119 (including VAT) for the commercial version.

The Korean car brand SsangYong is gaining a growing reputation in Ireland following its 2013 re-entry to the market with a complete new range and a growing dealer network. Globally, the brand has consistently grown market share for the past three years following large investment from Indian conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra.

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