New Mazda CX-30 SUV on the way

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Mazda has announced the price and specification of its new CX-30 compact SUV, which it says will arrive in January 2020.

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New Transit offers better fuel efficiency, payload and connectivity

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Ford tells us it is introducing its most intelligent, fuel-efficient, capable and productive two-tonne Transit van, developed to help businesses thrive in a modern operating environment.

The blue oval brand claims there are more than 4,600 upgraded components alongside advanced powertrain and driver assistance technologies contributint to a new Ford Transit that can carry more, uses less fuel, and is easier to drive and operate.

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2019 Rose of Tralee hits the road in new Kia XCeed

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

The new Kia XCeed has arrived in Ireland and the first one to take to the road will be driven by the 2019 Rose of Tralee, Sinead Flanagan from Limerick. A native of Mungret, but now living in Adare, Sinead is working as a junior doctor in the University Hospital Cork. Sinead will use the car during her year as Rose of Tralee, and is looking forward to driving the XCeed PHEV. The new XCeed will go on general sale early in the New Year.

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New Skoda Superb goes on sale

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

The new Skoda Superb, the brand’s flagship model, goes on sale this Saturday.

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Tony Burke Motors Aftersales Team in finals of Toyota’s National Skills Contest 2019.

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Tony Burke Motors' staff have made it through to the finals of Toyota’s National Skills Contest 2019.

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Toyota Corolla to be exclusively hybrid from 2020

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

"Unprecedented demand" for the self-charging hybrid version of the world’s best-selling car, the Toyota Corolla, has eliminated the need for petrol options.

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Bridgestone working on power-generating tyre for EVs

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

As part of a major research project to support wireless charging systems for electric vehicles, Bridgestone is working on the supply of electricity to in-wheel electric motors through tyres.

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New VW Transporter and Grand California on display

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles gave Irish debuts to their new Transporter 6.1 van and the new Grand California camper last week.

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Amazon orders Rivian electric delivery vans

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

Online retail giant Amazon is stepping up its efforts to reduce climate impact by ordering 100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian.

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Commercial versions of the Duster and Zoe go on sale

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

Based on demand from business customers, fleet clients and dealerships, Renault Group Ireland says it is introducing commercial versions of the new Dacia Duster and the electric Renault Zoe to its line-up.

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First new electric Mercedes-Benz car is worth the wait

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

Mercedes-Benz has launched the EQC, the first of a family of 10 electric-powered vehicles to be introduced by the German carmaker to the Irish market over the next two years.

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Volkswagen unveils new electric ID.3

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

Volkswagen's new ID.3, unveiled at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, is the first fully electric production car of the new ID model family. It will go on sale next year for under €30,000 for the base battery range model and, as expected, availability will be limited from launch next year 2020.

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Seven earn top marks in latest Euro NCAP testing

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Seven new cars have achieved five-star ratings in the latest Euro NCAP testing.

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Drivers must exchange UK driving licences for Irish

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Time is running out for Irish residents driving with a UK (including Northern Ireland) driver's licence to exchange it for an Irish licence.

October 31 is the cut-off, coinciding with the date the UK leaves the EU, and if it does so without a deal, then a UK driving licence will no longer be valid for those holders living in Ireland.

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World’s first contactless car vending machine launched

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

The world’s first contactless car vending machine was launched in London. The idea is to offer motorists a haggle-free way to purchase a new car.

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Seat’s electric plans unveiled

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

The el-Born, the Seat brand's first fully electric model, and the Cupra Tavascan concept car, their first fully electric vehicle, both joined the new Tarraco FR PHEV, the brand's first plug-in hybrid electric SUV, making its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

IT is the third electric model of the five the company announced it would launch by 2021.

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Minor drop in car running costs but insurance still in crisis

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

The average cost of running a family car for a year is €10,593.26 according to the AA’s annual survey of motoring costs. According to calculations, the total is a decrease of €98.11 on the same figure for last year.

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Forty thousand learner drivers urged to sit their driving test

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

The Road Safety Authority is urging multiple learner permit holders, eligible to sit a driving test, to apply for one without delay.

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New Land Rover Defender makes global debut

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Land Rover says its new Defender is an icon reimagined for the 21st century, cleverly engineered with capability and safety for all the family at its heart.

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Opel launches new models at major motor show

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Opel held world premieres of the new Opel Corsa, the Grandland X hybrid, and the new Opel Astra at the Frankfurt International Motor Show.

The new Opel Corsa which will be available as an efficient, classic combustion-engine version towards the end of this year, with a starting price of circa €18,000. It will also be available first time as a battery-electric Corsa-e from next March at circa €25 to €26,000 after Government grants/ incentives. It will feature a purely electric range of up to 330 kilometres according to WLTP1.

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