Toyota to offer AWD system for 2019 Prius range

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

The Toyota Prius will be the first model from the manufacturer to offer its hybrid AWD-i technology.

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Opel to launch ‘120 Years’ special edition models

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

This year will mark 120 years of car manufacturing for Opel and to recognise this anniversary, Opel is launching the ‘120 Years’ special editions.

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Driving dangers the morning after consuming alcohol

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have appealed to all road users to act responsibly and safely on the roads throughout the Christmas and New Year period.

Drivers have been especially warned of the dangers of driving the morning after a night of drinking when their driving could still be impaired by alcohol.

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Renault Ireland partners the GAA /GPA

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Renault Ireland is the new official car partner of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and Gaelic Players’ Association (GPA) for the next three years and the title sponsor of the 2019 GAA World Games.

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New Citroen C5 Aircross SUV due here in February

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Having made its public debut at the Paris Motor Show 2018, Citroen tells us that its new C5 Aircross SUV has already attracted more than 1,500 orders across Europe. Prices for the new flagship will be announced in the New Year and it is expected to arrive here before the end of February.

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FordPass Connect gives owners more control

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Launched recently in Ireland on the all-new Ford Focus, FordPass Connect onboard modem technology turns the vehicle into a mobile WiFi hotspot with internet connectivity for up to 10 devices.

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Galway technician selected for Team Skoda Ireland

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Six staff from across the Skoda network have been selected to represent Ireland at its international competition. The select group includes Tom O’Grady, from Monaghan & Sons, Galway.

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New car registrations down after eleven months of 2018

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Official statistics released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the month of November were down 5.72 per cent (643) when compared to November 2017 (682).

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The Corolla saloon self-charging hybrid has finally been unveiled in China

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Ireland’s favourite car, the legendary Corolla saloon, had its world premiere at the China Motorshow. This marks the launch of the 12th generation Corolla Saloon.

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Spare wheels and tyres, legalities, and types

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Having a spare tyre in the car is not something to which most of us give too much thought. We may even forget it is there until the dreaded day we need it.

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Super Jaguar I-Pace picks up another major award

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

The innovative all-electric Jaguar I-Pace has been named as the BBC TopGear Magazine EV of the Year. With a range of 292 miles (WLTP) and acceleration from 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds, the I-pace is a cutting-edge zero emissions performance SUV.

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191 special offers on Mitsubishi SUVs

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Mitsubishi Motors has announce new 191 special offers across its range of SUV models.

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Spare wheels and tyres, legalities and types - top tips from Kevin Burke Tyres

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

Having a spare tyre in the car isn’t something most of us give too much thought to. We may even forget it’s there until the dreaded day we need it. At Kevin Burke Tyres they take spare tyres seriously and hope to raise awareness of the need for a good spare tyre.

It isn’t a legal requirement to have a spare tyre, unless you run a taxi or hackney but nevertheless having the right tyres can make all the difference when braking suddenly or driving in harsh weather conditions. We’d recommend that you always carry a spare tyre and that you keep it in as good a condition as any other tyre on your vehicle however it isn’t illegal to sell a vehicle without its spare tyre or even to register a car in Ireland without one.

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Audi e-tron available from next spring

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

Audi Ireland says that first deliveries of the new e-tron are scheduled to take place next spring.

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More new Mercedes-Benz models to arrive in 2019

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

Mercedes-Benz product offensive continues in 2019 with eight new models as well as seven face lifted models set to make their introduction here.

Mercedes-Benz says among them will be models that reinvent the future of the automobile by developing new models and new technology.

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Alfa Romeo declares 191 cash saving discounts

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

Alfa Romeo says its 191 retail offers include savings ranging from €1,000 up to €6,000, and that these are available for customers placing new orders from now until December 31, and that are registered by January 31, 2019.

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross wins RJC Car of the Year 2019

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has been named as the Car of the Year 2019 by the Automotive Researchers' & Journalists' Conference of Japan (RJC).

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Subaru Forester clocks up one million kilometres

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

A first generation Subaru Forester has maxed out its odometer having reached one million kilometres, the equivalent of driving 25 laps around the world.

Having purchased the car back in 1998, owner Jerner Jung from Slovenia, recalls the moment he reached one million kilometres while driving in his hometown of Ljubljana as the car’s odometer clicked round and got stuck on 999,999 kilometres.

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Fiat offers for 191 now in place

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

Fiat Ireland’s 191 retail offers include three years free servicing across the range as well as lower rate finance starting from three per cent APR on most models for orders placed by December 31 2018 and registered by January 31.

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Are we Irish open to switching to electric/hybrid cars?

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

Irish motorists are now more open to switching to electric and hybrid cars according to the most recent report.

The bi-annual report examines trends in the Irish motoring market and finds that 61 per cent of motorists say their running costs have increased in the last 12 months with 29 per cent stating they spend upwards of €250 per month on keeping their vehicle on the road.

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