Kia cee’d tops C-segment in Driver Power survey

Thu, Aug 27, 2009

One of the most significant results in Driver Power’s history is that of the Kia cee’d, according to David Johns, editor-in-chief of Auto Express.

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Ford on top of sales chart after six months

Thu, Aug 06, 2009

As car sales figures are set to fall to their lowest levels in more than 20 years, Ford has strengthened its market position, claiming 14.5 per cent of a market which is down 62 per cent from last year.

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Seat Ibiza Ecomotive sets world fuel-saving record

Thu, Jul 23, 2009

Seat boasts that its Ibiza Ecomotive is undisputedly the most ecological vehicle in its segment.

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Stunning A5 Sportback rounds off 100 years of Audi

Thu, Jul 23, 2009

Audi was 100 years young last week, and it marked the momentous occasion with the world debut of the new A5 Sportback.

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Galway dealer welcomes new Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Thu, Jul 09, 2009

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been launched in Ireland. The first version to arrive is the four-cylinder, 170bhp E220 CDI which comes on the market at €43,600 (ex works).

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New Ford Transit Connect later this summer

Thu, Jul 09, 2009

One of Ireland’s most popular small vans since it was first launched in 2002 has been Ford's Transit Connect. Now comes the news that the Connect has undergone extensive changes including a fresh look both inside and out, while also delivering many new features and higher quality levels.

With changes in design and safety, Ford says the Connect range is ready to demonstrate its practicality and toughness to both owner-operators and large fleets on Irish streets from later this summer.

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New smarter Volkswagen Golf estate unveiled

Thu, Jul 09, 2009

Volkswagen has unveiled the fourth generation Golf estate. It features a fresh look, revised engines, and the latest comfort and safety technologies.

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July the deadliest month

Thu, Jul 09, 2009

July is the most lethal month of the year to use Ireland’s roads, according to the Road Safety Authority.

In the 10 year period 1999 to 2008 some 376 lives have been lost in July - an average of 38 people which makes it the killer month of the year.

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New Ford Kuga van adds commercial appeal

Thu, Jul 09, 2009

With the launch this month of its Kuga van, Ford is promising one of the most visually appealing commercial vehicles on the road.

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Happy days for Volkswagen

Thu, Jul 02, 2009

The new Volkswagen Golf has collected two prestigous motoring accolades in the recent past.

Hot on the heels of being voted the 2009 World Car of the Year, more excellent news has followed with the 1.4 litre TSI claiming the 2009 International Engine of the Year award, writes Padraic Deane.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils new 2010 S-Class

Thu, Jul 02, 2009

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new restyled S-Class with the first versions expected to arrive here late this year in time for 2010 registrations.

A number of design and technical changes have been introduced. These include a more pronounced arrow-shaped radiator grille, a more discreetly contoured front bumper, new tail light design, and the introduction of a chrome strip below the front air intakes.

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Kia Soul awarded five-star Euro NCAP safety rating

Thu, Jun 18, 2009

The new Kia Soul urban crossover has been awarded a maximum five-star safety rating in the latest Euro NCAP crash test results.

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Suzuki Alto celebrates thirty years of low cost motoring

Thu, Jun 11, 2009

The introduction of the new Alto city car marks 30 years since Suzuki first launched the name in 1979.

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Peugeot 308 coupe cabriolet, the cabriolet for all seasons

Thu, Jun 11, 2009

Peugeot is the world leader in coupe cabriolet sales, and recently it has launched the new Peugeot 308 coupe cabriolet to the European motoring press.

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New Jaguar XKR and XFR make their debuts

Thu, Jun 11, 2009

Jaguar is showcasing the new XFR and XKR at this week’s London Motorexpo.

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New Lexus IS 250C on the way

Thu, Jun 11, 2009

The new Lexus IS 250C should be on sale here by January 2010, when full details of equipment specifications and prices will be announced.

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Stage set for Classic Car Live 2009

Thu, Jun 11, 2009

If you are one of Ireland’s growing band of classic car enthusiasts there is only one place to be this weekend and that’s Classic Car Live at Mondello Park on Sunday.

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Mercedes-Benz Service A offer a success

Thu, Jun 11, 2009

Owners of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars registered in Ireland during the decade between 1992 and 2002 are responding in significant numbers to the €179 all-inclusive Service A car service offer which was introduced recently.

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Fiat offers free visual safety checks

Thu, Jun 11, 2009

Fiat is offering a free visual check on Fiat cars at participating dealers following the introduction of new penalty point offences which include a five-point penalty for driving without a valid NCT test.

The free visual check will include checks on: tyres, fluid levels including brake fluid levels, wiper blades, and lights. Once completed customers will be provided with a copy of the report.

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Skoda starts production of Yeti crossover

Thu, Jun 04, 2009

The first Skoda Yeti rolled off the assembly line in the Czech Republic last week. This is Skoda's fifth model range and slots into the so-called crossover segment.

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