Drivers at risk by relying on faulty driver-assistance systems

Thu, Oct 21, 2021

Drivers could be putting themselves and other road users at risk by relying on advanced driver-assistance systems that are faulty or have been incorrectly calibrated.

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Galway Motor Club’s Sylvie Mullins breaks record in championship win

Thu, Oct 21, 2021

Galway Motor Club's Sylvie Mullins has broken the track record in his first Formula Boss Ireland Championship victory.

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Seat Leon wins Best Buy Car of Europe 2021 award

Thu, Oct 14, 2021

The Seat Leon received the Best Buy Car of Europe 2021 award. The 20th Autobest awards ceremony took place in Barcelona where trophies were handed to the winners.

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Mazda2 is tops in latest Green NCAP tests

Thu, Oct 14, 2021

Green NCAP has published the results of three popular, high-selling cars, and the Mazda2 comes out on top with 3.5 stars. Ford’s crossover Puma checks in with three stars and the DS 3 Crossback gets a 2.5 star rating.

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Toyota’s new Aygo X crossover

Thu, Oct 14, 2021

Toyota has confirmed the new Aygo X crossover will replace the Aygo hatchback.

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New Skoda Fabia launch delayed due to microchip shortage

Thu, Oct 14, 2021

The market launch of the new Skoda Fabia in Ireland has been delayed due to the global shortage of microchips.

Microchips are essential for the operation of a variety of vehicle features, from power steering and backup cameras to emergency braking systems.

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Corrib Oil acquires thirteen more retail forecourt sites

Thu, Oct 14, 2021

The west of Ireland’s largest service station and oil distribution provider Corrib Oil has agreed a deal to buy forecourt retailer H2 Group.

The deal, subject to approval by the competition regulator, will see Corrib Oil acquire 13 retail sites based across the south and east of Ireland, expanding the Corrib Retail footprint to 33 stores in total.

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Road Safety Week 2021

Thu, Oct 07, 2021

This week is Road Safety Week and AA Ireland is calling on motorists to make sure their vehicles are in proper running order by carrying out the necessary checks.

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Self-charging hybrid ownership continues to grow in Galway

Thu, Sep 30, 2021

Self-charging hybrid car ownership is booming in rural Ireland and cities, and has increased by 43 per cent in Galway compared to last year. Toyota hybrid's market share now accounts for 74 per cent of sales in Galway, according to the latest SIMI figures .

Toyota, a leader in hybrid space, was responsible for 71 per cent of the self-charging category sales, having invested in hybrid technology more than 20 years ago.

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New Kia EV6 boasts of safety and convenience

Thu, Sep 30, 2021

Kia’s new EV6 is due in Irish dealerships toward the end of next month, and the brand claims its new electric crossover offers “class-leading safety and convenience”, including an advanced suite of driver assistance systems.

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Connolly Motor Group expands with new business adventure

Thu, Sep 30, 2021

Connolly Motor Group has announced a further expansion to its ever-growing business with the new entity WeBuyCars at Connollys, which it says is "the new simple and secure way to sell your car".

WeBuyCars at Connollys is a new online service for drivers who may want to sell their cars for cash or get an updated valuation,

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Renault launches new Arkana here

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Customer reaction to the new Arkana has been positive, while orders are strong since it arrived in Irish dealerships in mid-August, according to Renault.

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New Opel Astra on the way, including electric version

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Opel has unveiled the sixth generation of its Astra, which for the first time will be available as fully electric.

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New electric Mercedes-Benz EQE unveiled

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

A star exhibit at this year’s IAA Show in Munich was the EQE, an all-electric version of the E-Class built on a dedicated electric platform, and the latest addition to the Mercedes-Benz EQ family of electric-powered vehicles.

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BMW eDrive Zones introduced in Ireland

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

BMW has for the first time in Ireland launched its eDrive Zone technology, a new digital service, which it claims automatically switches a plug-in hybrid vehicle to electric-only power when it enters a defined area of a city.

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Maxus shows off pure electric van range

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

For the first time, the CV Show in Birmingham showcased an all-electric LCV stand as Maxus delivered an electric experience in England last week, featuring the new platform eDeliver3 and the larger eDeliver9 vans.

A key highlight of this year’s show, visitors could check out nine Maxus EV variants including an eDeliver3 fridge and EV SWB Dropsider (52.5kWh) in advance of the launch of the new eDeliver3 long wheelbase chassis, which will be available in the UK and Ireland in Q1 2022.

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Volvo expands all-electric XC40 Recharge line-up

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Volvo Cars has unveiled a single electric motor variant of its pure electric Volvo XC40 Recharge compact SUV.

The Volvo XC40 Recharge, with single motor powering the front wheels, expands the company’s range of electric models and further paves the way towards the company’s ambition of selling only fully electric cars by 2030.

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Volkswagen presents its ‘Mayo’ camouflaged prototype of its new ID. 5

Thu, Sep 09, 2021

At first I thought it was a Mayo bodyshop paying a great tribute to Mayo footballers as they head to Croke Park for this weekend's All Ireland final. However, on closer inspection, I realised it was a camouflaged near production prototype of Volkswagen’s ID. 5.

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Will 212 be the turning point for motor industry?

Thu, Sep 09, 2021

The Irish motor industry is said to be optimistic for the new 212 registration plate period, which commenced on July 1.

Brian Cooke, the SIMI director general, says it will hopefully be a turning point for the industry.

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New Mercedes-Benz Citan and eCitan compact vans

Thu, Sep 09, 2021

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its latest generation compact van Citan, which, alongside the introduction of a new fully electric eCitan, is firmly aimed at the small trades and urban delivery markets.

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