Toyota hybrids continue to deliver lowest CO2 emissions

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Toyota Ireland notes that data released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) highlights that it is leading the way when it comes to reducing CO2 output. From the top ten car brands in Ireland, Toyota’s CO2 output is the lowest.

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Volkswagen e-Golf car now a more affordable Irish motoring option

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

The current Volkswagen’s e-Golf has a starting price of €27,895, which starts out with a recommended retail price (RRP) of €37,895, less the SEAI grant of €5,000 and VRT rebate of €5,000 bringing the price to a private customer down to €27,895.

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All new and more advanced Seat Leon model to launch

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

The Leon has been a cornerstone of the Seat range since 1999, accumulating more than 2.2 million sales globally across three generations of the model. Now, there’s an all-new Leon due here in May. Seat says that it is the latest vehicle in this lineage, adding connectivity, electrified powertrains and automated safety systems.

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Irish motorists urged to leave their lights on during driving daytime hours

Thu, Feb 13, 2020

As daylight time starts to get slightly longer each day as winter wanes, however, Continental Tyres Ireland is advising motorists not to wait until darkness to turn on their lights.

Tom Dennigan of Continental Tyres Ireland, commented, “a lot of newer cars come with day-time running lights (DTRLs) as standard, this means they have lights on once the engine is running even during daylight time. This is a huge boost to road safety as the old adage for pedestrian safety, ‘be safe, be seen’ is equally true for motorists and other road users.

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Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid a flagship evolution model

Thu, Feb 06, 2020

Since its launch as the world’s original lifestyle SUV in 1994, the Toyota RAV4 has continued to evolve to meet the changing needs and preferences of customers, ensuring it is currently one of the world’s best-selling vehicles.

Building on this success as a pioneer of hybrid power among SUVs, Toyota is now introducing the new RAV4 plug-in hybrid. Toyota says that it is a new flagship vehicle for its hybrid line-up that promises to be not only more powerful, but also more emission and fuel-efficient than any other in its class.

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Honda’s updated Civic Type R formally revealed

Thu, Feb 06, 2020

Honda kicked off the new year with a first look at the updated 2020 Civic Type R high performance hatchback. Unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Salon, customers and enthusiasts have been given a glimpse of the new model’s revised exterior.

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New Subaru Forester E-Boxer recognised by Euro NCAP

Thu, Feb 06, 2020

Subaru have announced that the all-new Forester e-Boxer has been awarded the ‘Best in Class Car of 2019’ in the small off-road/MPV class.

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EV incentives needed as diesel remains top this year

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

The need for Government to introduce additional incentives to encourage people to purchase electric cars is being highlighted, after a recent survey showed that diesel-powered cars remain the most popular option for those looking at purchasing a new vehicle in 2020.

In response to an AA survey of over 8,000 Irish motorists, those who indicated they were likely to purchase a new car in 2020 were asked to indicate which vehicle types they would include in their search for a new car. The survey results say that 38.42 percent of respondents indicated that they would include diesel powered cars in their search, with a further 23.22 percent planning to look at petrol powered vehicles.

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Difference between self-charging and mild hybrids

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Toyota Ireland has noted in recent times the ongoing reference within the motor industry pertaining to mild hybrid cars, which is adding to the overall confusion that new car buyers are facing.

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Ensure visibility prominence during the winter nights

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

You know it makes sense to wear high visibility clothing, carry torches and take appropriate precautions when using the roads.

It’s always important to remind family and friends of the importance of wearing high visibility material when out walking, cycling or motorcycling and encourages the public to do so throughout the year, but especially during the darkest months of the year. Approximately 60 percent of fatal pedestrian collisions happen in hours of darkness.

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Impressive new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé to be launched

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Mercedes-Benz is set to introduce twenty two new models on to the Irish market in 2020, and the German carmaker has just unveiled one that will be amongst them, a new GLE Coupé. This introduction is accompanied by an ultra-sporty stablemate, a Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC + version.

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All new Citroen C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid breaks cover

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Citroen launched its electric offensive as it reveals its technological flagship, the new C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid at the 98th Brussels Motor Show last week with first deliveries to take place this summer.

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