Ford to stop making the Mondeo from 2022

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Ford has recently confirmed it will stop producing the Mondeo from the end of March 2022.

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Three decades of excellence with Kevin Burke Tyres

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Spanning three decades, Kevin Burke Tyres (KBT) has transitioned from a tyre retailer catering to the local area to one of the largest wholesale tyre providers in the country.

From opening his first premises in Caheroyan, Athenry, KBT has expanded over the past 30 years with outlets now in Crowe Street, Gort, and Riverside in Galway city. In 2019, KBT Athenry moved from its original location to a state-of-the-art facility at Furzypark, Athenry, just off the M6 motorway.

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Plug-in hybrid grants to be halved

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

The Department of Transport is to cut the value of the purchase grant for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) from €5,000 to €2,500, effective July 1, 2021.

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High number of motorists still ignoring speed warnings

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Almost 1,000 motorists were caught speeding by An Garda Síochána during national Slow Down Day.

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New Volkswagen Taigo is on its way

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

The wait is over for those who have been looking for a CUV that combines an elevated seating position with a sporty coupé silhouette.

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New NCTS centre has just opened in Tuam

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

A new National Car Testing Service centre opened in Tuam last Monday, increasing the number of centres to 48 nationwide.

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Peugeot reveals new logo

Thu, Apr 01, 2021

Peugeot has launched a new logo and brand identity, in what is the 11th update to its lion emblem since 1850. T

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Nadia Power becomes an official ambassador for Toyota Ireland

Thu, Apr 01, 2021

Irish athlete Nadia Power, who competed at the European Championships this month in Poland, has become an official ambassador for Toyota Ireland.

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Males account for most drinking driving deaths

Thu, Apr 01, 2021

More than a third of Irish road user fatalities have alcohol in their systems when toxicology tests are taken, new research has revealed.

The Road Deaths and Alcohol 2013-2017 report published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) focuses on road user fatalities who had a positive toxicology for alcohol at the time of the collision. The research reveals that, of the 600 road user fatalities with a toxicology result available, 219 (36.5 per cent) had a positive toxicology for alcohol. Of these 219 road user fatalities, 135 (62 per cent) were drivers/motorcycle drivers.

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A third of cars damaged by potholes

Thu, Apr 01, 2021

New research shows potholes have caused damage to nearly a third of cars – with an average repair bill of more than €160.

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Toyota spices up the A segment with Aygo X prologue

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

The Aygo X Prologue bold and distinctive new model is built on the A-segment’s leading style icon position

Toyota says it is "practicality for the free-spirited", offering "adventure ready features" that include rear skid plate houses, a bicycle-holder mount, and an action camera housed in the door mirror

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BFGoodrich tyres chosen for Toyota and Arctic Trucks’ all-terrain partnership

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

Toyota and authorised converter Arctic Trucks’ newest off-roader, the Hilux AT35, will wear BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyres as original equipment – the manufacturer’s toughest on/off-road fitment.

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Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid now on sale

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

Cupra has started production of the new Formentor e-Hybrid, and it is on the way.

Orders have opened for the Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid in its 245PS version, while the 204PS version will be available in the coming weeks, the brand says.

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Ford’s new illuminated van panels for roadside safety

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

Ford says it has developed new, first-of-its-kind electronic high-visibility panels, which do not rely on other light sources to be clearly visible in the dark.

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Ford’s new illuminated van panels for roadside safety

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

Ford says it has developed new, first-of-its-kind electronic high-visibility panels, which do not rely on other light sources to be clearly visible in the dark.

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Toyota’s new battery-electric SUV ready for 2021 Shanghai Motor Show

Thu, Mar 18, 2021

Toyota will preview its mid-sized battery-electric SUV at the forthcoming 2021 Shanghai Motor Show.

The SUV will be based on Toyota’s new e-TNGA platform, which it says is versatile and easily adaptable for a range of product types.

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Annalise’s Olympic bid gets Mercedes-Benz backing

Thu, Mar 18, 2021

Mercedes-Benz has added further wind to the sail of Irish sailing star Annalise Murphy as she ramps up her preparations for the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics, due to take place later this year.

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First Euro NCAP crash safety ratings of 2021

Thu, Mar 18, 2021

Euro NCAP has published its first safety ratings of 2021. And two new cars that would not be familiar at this time to Irish motorists – the Polestar 2 (not sold here) and the Cupra Formentor (just arriving here), achieved the maximum five-star rating against the latest protocol regime.

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New car sales improve but still down for the year

Thu, Mar 18, 2021

New car registrations for February were up 5.30 per cent (13,834) when compared to February 2020 (13,138), but registrations for the year to date are still down 11 per cent (38,986) on the same period last year (43,788).

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