New Fiat 500 impresses in latest Green NCAP tests

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Green NCAP has published the emissions results of three new hatchback cars.

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Ireland meets ELVs recycling targets for second year

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Behind the scenes for most motorists is good news in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) publication of the national results for End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) recycling for 2019. It showed that once again Ireland has both met and exceeded the 85 per cent reuse and recycling and the 95 per cent reuse and recovery targets for the treatment of ELVs.

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NCT revokes 34,000 certs issued to owners in ‘system error’

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

The National Car Testing Service (NCTS) has revoked 34,000 two-year NCT certificates, which were incorrectly issued to vehicle owners. This was due to a “system error” by the national car tester.

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Opel to go fully electric by 2028

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Opel says it will only offer battery electric vehicles in Europe as of 2028.

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Renault Trafic offer available throughout July and August

Thu, Jul 22, 2021

Renault Ireland says it has seen strong growth in its fleet business this year, and for the 212-registration period, has released an offer on the Renault Trafic LL30 Energy dCi Business.

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Dynamic new Opel Astra will be here early in 2022

Thu, Jul 22, 2021

Opel has revealed its new sixth generation Astra, the brand’s bestseller which first surfaced 30 years ago.

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Toyota adds incentive to stop mobile phone use while driving

Thu, Jul 22, 2021

With the empty roads of the last lockdown quickly becoming a distant memory, Toyota is reminding drivers to be mindful in the car and keep their phones faced down for the duration of their journeys.

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Volkswagen leads Irish market in electric vehicle sales

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Despite a relatively late arrival to the electric vehicle scene, Volkswagen has enjoyed a strong start to its electrification goals.

Between January and May this year, the German brand sold 1,231 electric vehicles (EVs) here in Ireland, more than double that of the next best seller Nissan. And the top selling EV models are also Volkswagen, with the ID.3 and ID.4 making an impression with buyers.

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Ranger and Transit top Ford’s 212 CV offers

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Ford’s 212 registration sales promotion includes a mix of price savings on selected models coupled with low APR finance packages of 2.9 per cent.

In the case of Ireland’s top selling pick up model, the Ford Ranger, there is a zero per cent APR offer or a price saving of €4,700 specifically on the attractive Wildtrak series.

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Opel drives Irish rugby for next three years

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Opel Ireland has become the new, exclusive car partner to the IRFU in a three-year Irish rugby sponsorship agreement spanning both the men’s and women’s international teams.

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Renault to launch new battery-electric vehicles by 2025

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Renault Group says it will launch 10 new battery-electric vehicles by 2025, seven of them for the Renault brand.

This is the French car maker's latest development in its ambition to deliver a broader range of pure-electric vehicles.

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Driving advice for easy summer living

Thu, Jul 08, 2021

This is the time of year when we pack up our cars and head off on our summer holidays, living in the hope that the summer sunshine will also arrive.

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Headford Road Car Dismantlers registered for unwanted car recycling

Thu, Jul 01, 2021

Car owners are required by law to deposit an unwanted car with a vehicle recycling facility for recycling.

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Impressive looking new Peugeot 308 on the way

Thu, Jul 01, 2021

Peugeot has recently presented the new 308, which will be on sale in Ireland in the first quarter of 2022.

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Toyota offers incentives for switch to low-emissions hybrid

Thu, Jun 24, 2021

Toyota, Ireland’s best-selling car brand, has announced its new range of offers for the 212 registration period to help new car buyers make the move from diesel to a low CO2 emitting self-charging hybrid.

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Mercedes-Benz new arrivals available for 212

Thu, Jun 24, 2021

The pace of new model introductions is set to continue at Mercedes-Benz with a number of important new 212-registered model arrivals expected in the second half of the year.

In terms of sequencing, first models scheduled to arrive in August will be revised versions of the four-door CLS coupé and new S580 Maybach.

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Ford Ranger - join the queue with payment options at Sheils Motor Group

Thu, Jun 24, 2021

A noticeable trend on Irish roads in recent years is the rise in pick-up trucks used for both work and leisure purposes.

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Suzuki Ignis wins What Car? Awards

Thu, Jun 24, 2021

Following its success in similar awards last year, the Suzuki Ignis Hybrid compact SUV has again been awarded a Best Buy at the 2021 What Car? Awards in the UK. The Ignis was comprehensively judged by the editorial team and announced as the best value overall small SUV model.

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Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron compact SUVs

Thu, Jun 24, 2021

Audi Ireland is adding the Audi Q4 e-tron and the Q4 Sportback e-tron to its electric offering, the first compact electric SUVs from Audi.

Both models impress with a new spacious interior and pioneering solutions when it comes to operation, display, and assist systems. The augmented reality head-up display connects the virtual and the real worlds in a totally new way.

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New BMW X3 and BMW X4 set for September arrival

Thu, Jun 17, 2021

The newly updated BMW X3 will go on sale here in September with an entry-level retail price of €66,390 (or €67,265 on the road) for the 20i xDrive xLine.

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