World premiere of new Nissan Pixo next month

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Nissan will give a world premiere of the new Pixo at the 2008 Paris Motor Show next month. It is a new five-door, four seater mini or city car.

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Mazda’s Kiyora concept to make global debut in Paris

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

According to Maza, the Kiyora is a lightweight, next generation, urban compact concept car, and it will be revealed at the 2008 Paris International Motor Show in early October.

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New Honda Jazz is a model for downsizing

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Honda tells me the new Jazz is ideal for anyone considering downsizing from the sector above.

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New Koleos is the tenth Renault 5 Star safety rating

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Renault Koleos is the 10th Renault model to obtain the maximum score of five stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests - a result that confirms the outstanding efficiency of the vehicle’s passive and active safety equipment.

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Volvo Cars sets zero accidents target

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

The Volvo Car Corporation’s vision is to design cars that should not crash, and its aim is that by 2020 no one should be killed or injured in aVolvo.

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New Ford Ka breaks cover

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

The exciting new Ka is more conventional by the design standards of today when compared with the original model a dozen years ago, but it is fresh looking and stylish small car.

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New Fiesta Econetic claims 'green' credentials

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

Ford's new ultra-frugal Fiesta Econetic was unveiled at the British International Motor Show last week.

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Western Motors announces dealership changes

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

Well-known Galway main dealership, Western Motors, has announced some changes in its operations that will take effect from next January.

Western Motors will cease to operate as an authorised Mercedes-Benz sales dealer from January 2009, but will continue with Volkswagen passenger car, Volkswagen commercial, and Audi franchises in both the sales and service areas. Western Motors will also continue as a fully authorised Mercedes-Benz service dealer.

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Mitsubishi Motors goes the distance

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

Mitsubishi Motors Ireland has confirmed its sponsorship of the 2008 Lifestyle Sport–Adidas Dublin Marathon as official vehicle of the event.

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Monaghans secures VW service contract

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

Monaghan & Sons Ltd has secured an aftersales contract from Volkswagen for passenger and commercial vehicles.

Monaghans will boast a fully stocked parts department with all the online facilities necessary to ensure clients can obtain Volkswagen parts overnight. In addition they are offering a fast track facility in its service department for routine servicing or manufacturer’s warranty for Volkswagen cars and commercial vehicles.

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Sensational Furai concept headlines for Mazda

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

The sensational Mazda Furai concept car, which made its world premiere at the Detroit Show in January, is heading a line-up of 18 Mazda cars currently on display at the British International Motor Show.

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Land Rover maps out its green route

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Land Rover is investing £700 million over the next five years to make its cars greener.

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Save money at the pumps

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

As soaring fuel prices continue to hit the headlines, motorists cannot fail to be interested in ways to get the most miles out of every tank of petrol.

Regardless of your choice of vehicle, there are techniques you can use to save fuel and at the same time minimise your impact on the environment. These techniques form part of IAM Fleet’s advanced driving courses, which have delivered eco-benefits through fuel efficiency methods since the IAM was established in 1956.

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Nissan moves into the heart of the family car with the Qashqai+2

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Building on the many strengths of a car that has taken the market by storm, Nissan’s new seven-seat Qashqai+2 will be firmly in the spotlight as it made its glamorous world debut at the British International Motor Show last week.

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Volkswagen flies the flag in support of the Irish Olympic team

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

The Volkswagen organisation in Ireland is to provide courtesy transport to members of the Irish team when they arrive in China to take part in the forthcoming Olympic Games.

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BMW 3-Series update arriving soon

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

BMW boastfully describes the 3-Series as the epitome of sporty flair in its segment and that for years it has maintained the leading position as the mostly widely sold premium vehicle in the world. Now BMW tells us it is setting about extending its lead even further, writes Padraic Deane.

Specific design modifications, and a further refined interior that includes the new generation of BMW iDrive, as well as new services provided by BMW ConnectedDrive, make both the new BMW 3 Series saloon and the new BMW 3 Series touring more attractive than ever.

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Super Mini John Cooper Works arrives

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Following its world debut at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, the Mini John Cooper Works has gone on sale here in Ireland this week (22nd.) priced at €39,450.

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Winning ways for Skoda Fabia estate

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Skoda’s new Fabia estate offers great fuel economy and green credentials. In fact, it has just been voted Best Green Estate Car by the Daily Telegraph.

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New Kia Soul model to feature choice of three engines

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Kia Motors tells us that its all-new production model, the Kia Soul, will be marketed globally with a choice of three highly efficient engines (depending on individual markets), when it goes on sale in early 2009.

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Tom Hogan opens new BMW and Mini showroom

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

Tom Hogan Motors has announced that its new BMW and Mini showroom located in Ballybrit, Galway is now open for business.

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