Cars imports, Brexit, Budget and Beyond

Mon, Nov 29, 2021

Customs Clearance Agent – What is it?
Importing cars from the UK to Ireland is not a new phenomenon. For decades motorists have been looking across the pond for better deals on superior spec vehicles. However things have shifted radically in the past 12 months.

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Galway among highest petrol prices in Ireland

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

Galway and Dublin are currently two of the most expensive counties on average in Ireland to fuel a car, according to a new national survey carried out by the Irish Independent.

It found that the average petrol price has risen to an all-time high of €1.72 a litre, while diesel has increased to €1.63.

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All-electric models top Mercedes-Benz 2022 new arrivals

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

The Mercedes-Benz 2022 product offensive in Ireland will see the German manufacturer extend its presence in the all-electric sector with the arrival here of a number of much-anticipated new models from its Mercedes EQ family of electric-powered vehicles.

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Connolly Motor Group leads the way with exciting new business

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

Connolly Motor Group has announced a further expansion to its ever-growing business with SellMyCar to Connolly's, the new simple and secure way to sell your car.

SellMyCar to Connolly's is a new online service for drivers who may want to sell their car for cash or just get an updated valuation.

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Toyota Hilux wins international pick-up award

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

The Toyota Hilux has won International Pick-up Award 2022. The presentation was made during the Solutrans 2021 exhibition in Lyon, France. The Toyota Hilux finished just ahead of the Isuzu D-Max, with the Jeep Gladiator third.

With more than 50 years of heritage, Toyota says that the Hilux has always stood for outstanding quality, durability, and reliability, as well as very capable off-road performance. Now, with the latest Hilux, Toyota has expanded the engine line-up with a new 2.8 litre diesel that Toyota claims offers even more refinement and power.

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New 2022 Range Rover with hybrid and seven seat options

Thu, Nov 18, 2021

The elegant new 2022 model-year Range Rover has been launched, and for the first time, it will be available as a plug-in hybrid and with seven seat capability.

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Stunning new Mercedes-AMG SL unveiled

Thu, Nov 18, 2021

It’s 5.30 on Friday evening, and a good time to drool with mouth open wide at the new Mercedes-Benz AMG SL. Hell yes, and and it should be available here next spring. Who cares that prices are not yet available? It’s day-dream time.

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New Opel Mokka-e wins Golden Steering Wheel Award

Thu, Nov 18, 2021

The daring new Opel Mokka-e has won the German Golden Steering Wheel 2021 award, defeating strong competition and claiming one of the most prestigious prizes in the automotive industry as Best Car under €25,000.

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Aygo Cross arrives in Ireland in April 2022

Thu, Nov 18, 2021

The new Toyota Aygo X is a crossover unique in the A-segment, says Toyota, "designed and produced in Europe to meet the demands of urban and suburban life in Europe".

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Average car now worth more than last year

Thu, Nov 18, 2021

The price of an average car in Ireland is now 16 per cent higher than its market value for the equivalent period in 2020, a new report says.

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Mazda2 shines in real-world fuel efficiency

Thu, Nov 11, 2021

Green NCAP has rated the Skyactiv-G 1.51 powered Mazda2 with 3.5 stars for fuel efficiency and emissions. The outcome places the tested 55kW/75PS version of Mazda’s award-winning B-segment model in an exclusive club of internal combustion-powered vehicles.

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Covid causes move away from public transport

Thu, Nov 11, 2021

Some two in five people (41 per cent ) say they are less likely to use public transport now compared to before the pandemic, and four per cent said they are more likely to use it now.

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Toyota’s 221 special offers available now

Thu, Nov 11, 2021

Toyota, Ireland’s best-selling car brand, is offering 221 offers for new car sales registered on or before December 31.

The 2022 offers include Toyota Easy PCP from 3.9 per cent APR, finance contributions of up to €2,500, and trade-in boosters of up to €3,500 for non-finance customers looking to move away from diesel into cleaner hybrids with lower CO2 emissions and up to 90 per cent lower NOx.

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Sean Fleming Motors; Specialists in German car sales servicing, repairs & diagnostics.

Mon, Nov 08, 2021

Sean Fleming Motors was founded in 2020 by Sean Fleming, a native of Galway City who has many years’ experience in the Galway Motor Trade. Despite all the pandemic induced obstacles Sean wanted to create a specialist bespoke premium car dealership with every car bought and sold being handpicked by Sean concentrating on low mileage and high spec. Despite the odds this has proved to be a recipe for success with 100% customer satisfaction being the core root of the businesses’ successful trading.

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Electric and hybrid car sales on the rise

Thu, Oct 28, 2021

New figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry show 4,426 new cars were registered in September, down 22 per cent on the same month last year, but up almost 30 per cent on September 2019.

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New Hyundai Kona EVs added to Garda fleet

Thu, Oct 28, 2021

An Garda Síochána has added seven new fully-electric Hyundai Kona cars to its fleet.

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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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