All-new Skoda Scala for summer arrival

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Skoda’s all-new compact hatchback, the Scala, will be available to test drive at dealerships here from this weekend. Starting from €23,650, the Scala comes with a choice of two petrol engines and one diesel.

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Fully electric wheelchair accessible taxi built in Moate

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Ireland’s first fully electric wheelchair accessible taxi has been developed by a county Westmeath company, Donal Murtagh Mobility, based in Moate.

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Easytrip renews support with Blood Bikes

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Mobility solutions specialist, easytrip, Ireland’s only electronic parking and tolling tag provider, has renewed its support of not-for-profit charity Blood Bikes to cover its toll charges for the next two years. Blood Bikes, which provides urgent transportation of donated blood, human tissue, breast milk, and other essential medical items to hospitals and medical centres 365 days a year, supplies its service free of charge thanks to a legion of volunteers.

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Ford lists special offers for its 192 sales event

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Ford Ireland has revealed its range of offers as part of its 192 sales event at participating dealers. Deals on offer include reductions on some of Ireland’s best-selling cars, with the added bonus of: seven years warranty; seven years roadside assistance; one year free road tax; and lower 3.9 per cent APR, value upgrade packs for selected models that include a range of extras at reduced prices.

“For anyone in the market for a new 192 registered car, there are great reductions across the Ford range including our hugely popular SUV models, the EcoSport and Kuga," said Ciarán McMahon, managing director of Ford Ireland.

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New car and van monthly sales are up

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Official statistics just released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that total new car registrations for the month of May are up 4.7 per cent (6,341) when compared with May 2018 (6,055). New car registrations year to date are however still down by 7.6 per cent (at 79,343) on the same period last year (85,868).

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New limited edition Renault Zoe now available

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

The Irish EV market is up 270 per cent in the first five months of this year compared to a similar period last year. And Renault has revealed a limited edition Zoe Z.E. 40 R110 S-Edition.

Available to order now from €28,990, the S-Edition comes in an ‘Aconite’ purple, and is equipped with all of the features in the top-selling Dynamique Nav version plus rear parking camera, sporty half leather seats and BOSE audio system.

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Dacia is seven and you are invited to its big sales party

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Shockingly affordable (as Dacia likes to put it), Dacia is celebrating its seventh birthday this week, and you are invited to the party with what it describes as a three-day sales event spectacular running at all 26 dealerships from today until Saturday.

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Toyota 192 New Generation event

Thu, Jun 06, 2019

Toyota has today unveiled its 192 offers ahead of the New Generation event taking place in dealerships nationwide from Wednesday June 5 to 8. For the first time, all of Toyota’s new generation self-charging hybrid and petrol vehicles will be on display together. The Corolla Hatchback, Saloon, and Touring Sport will all be on show, as well as the Camry, RAV4, Prius, Yaris, and not forgetting Ireland’s best-selling hybrid, the Toyota C-HR.

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Volkswagen Golf named Used Car Hero

Thu, Jun 06, 2019

The Volkswagen Golf has been awarded Used Car Hero at the 2019 Autocar Awards in the UK. The citation said that it was in recognition of its numerous talents – namely the value it represents to customers on the used car market, from its flexibility and quality to its reliability.

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Honda’s High Five 192 campaign

Thu, Jun 06, 2019

Across Honda dealerships this 192 buying season Honda says it wants to give everyone a High Five. For a limited time the highly efficient Civic Diesel will be available with a choice of five highly competitive offers: 3.9 per cent APR PCP finance available, or €3,000 guaranteed minimum trade-in value, or upgrade to nine speed automatic, or complimentary platinum service plan and one years free road tax, or a fifth option of €1,000 deposit contribution.

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles launches 192 plans

Thu, Jun 06, 2019

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VCV) has revealed its 192 plans for motorists considering purchasing a commercial vehicle between now and the end of July.

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New grown-up Mercedes-Benz CLA arrives

Thu, May 30, 2019

The new Mercedes-Benz CLA four-door coupé, a successor to a model widely regarded as a design icon when first introduced here six years ago, has arrived on the Irish market.

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New Audi A4 on the way later this year

Thu, May 30, 2019

Audi describes its comprehensively updated A4 as boasting a more streamlined look and contemporary feel. It will be available to order from Audi dealerships here from Autumn 2019.

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More drivers caught using mobile phone while driving

Thu, May 30, 2019

The Road Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána are urging drivers to put their mobile phones away while driving so they can focus all their attention on the road.

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Diesel still the popular choice for Irish motorists

Thu, May 30, 2019

New research commissioned by Seat Ireland has revealed 50 per cent of the 495 Irish respondents would choose a diesel car, compared to just 32 per cent who would prefer a petrol car. This figure showcases how diesel cars are still very much front of mind for Irish motorists.

According to the Seat research, Irish motorists would like to change their car every three years and almost one in three (28 per cent) have researched three different models prior to buying a new car. Of those surveyed, 75 per cent either fully understood or had some understanding of all car finance options available to them.

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New-generation Mazda3 now on sale here

Thu, May 30, 2019

The new Mazda3 is now on sale here, reflecting the latest in Mazda’s engineering, design and manufacturing.

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Honda E is the new small European electric car

Thu, May 30, 2019

Honda has decided to name its new European electric vehicle the Honda E.

The small EV will debut in production form at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September, having been presented as a prototype at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

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Audi A4 celebrates its 25th birthday

Thu, May 23, 2019

A quarter of a century after its birth, demand is unabated for the Audi A4, now in its fifth generation.

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Volvo crowned most dependable premium brand

Thu, May 23, 2019

The success of Volvo's transformation as a car manufacturer has been recognised with the award for the most dependable premium brand in the JD Power 2019 UK vehicle dependability study.

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Renault gears up for 192

Thu, May 23, 2019

Renault Group Ireland has revealed its special offers for 192 across its range of Renault and Dacia cars and vans.

Renault says it is offering zero per cent APR and zero deposit across the model range. including the recently refreshed Kadjar, Clio, Captur, Megane range, flagship Koleos SUV, and Scenic and Grand Scenic family cars.

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