‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ during the long winter nights

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

It is important to remind family and friends of the importance of wearing high visibility material when out walking, cycling or motorcycling, especially during the darkest months of the year.

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Why invest in new tyres?

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

People all love a bargain, but what could that bargain cost?

According to Kevin Burke Tyres, safety is king, so when buying second hand tyres the key is the tread depth. Legally, it must be 1.6mm. Bald tyres will not react as they should in an emergency braking or steering situation.

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New Citroen C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid breaks cover

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Citroen has launched its electric offensive with its technological flagship, the new C5 Aircross SUV Hybrid, and first deliveries will take place this summer.

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Motoring trends and predictions for 2020

Thu, Jan 09, 2020

The total number of new cars sold in 2019 fell by 6.8 per cent to 117,031 units compared to 2018. Interestingly, Skoda Ireland tells us it is projecting a slightly more optimistic result in 2020, with 120,000 passenger vehicle sales forecasted.

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Self-charging hybrid v mild hybrid – what is the difference?

Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Over the last few months there has been a lot of noise in the motor industry about mild hybrid cars, which is adding to confusion for some new car buyers, according to Toyota Ireland.

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New Ford Puma hybrid crossover here in January

Thu, Jan 02, 2020

The new Ford Puma – an all new SUV-inspired compact crossover will be available here from early January. Ford boasts that the exciting new Puma fuses stunning exterior design, best-in-class uncompromised load space, and sophisticated mild-hybrid powertrain technology.

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Opel Corsa wins Best Buy Car of Europe in 2020

Thu, Jan 02, 2020

Last September, the sixth generation Opel Corsa celebrated its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It was also the world debut of the battery-electric Corsa-e.

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Gardai highlight dangers of scramblers and quad bikes

Thu, Jan 02, 2020

An Garda Síochána has reinforced its safety message on the dangers associated with children and young teenagers being gifted quad bikes and scramblers this Christmas.

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Suzuki steps up its self-charging hybrid models

Thu, Jan 02, 2020

In line with continued plans to further reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel economy across its range of vehicles, Suzuki is set to introduce three 48-volt self-charging hybrid equipped derivatives to its range in spring 2020 which will also include the launch of the new K14D boosterjet petrol engine.

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Opel Corsa wins ‘Best Buy Car of Europe in 2020’

Thu, Dec 26, 2019

The sixth generation Opel Corsa celebrated its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and it was also the world debut of the battery-electric Corsa-e.

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Gardai highlight dangers of scramblers and quad bikes

Thu, Dec 26, 2019

An Garda Síochána has reinforced its safety message on the dangers associated with children and young teenagers being gifted quad bikes and scramblers this Christmas.

In the last few years there have been a number of people killed or injured in collisions involving a quad bike or a scrambler on public roads. Most of these incidents involved children under 18 years of age.

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More awards success for KIA from professional drivers

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Kia has added two more awards to the growing list won in 2019 (including the Soul winning the 2020 Irish Car of the Year award) at the Professional Driver Magazine Car of the Year awards.

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Honda reveals fresh styling and enhanced interior for Civic

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Honda has revealed a range of upgrades for the 2020 Civic which encompass exterior styling enhancements, improvements to the infotainment system and materials used in the cabin, to further enhance the car’s usability and premium feel. Deliveries are expected in January.

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New Mercedes-Benz GLB compact SUV on the way

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

With the launch of the new GLB, which arrives here early next year, Mercedes-Benz has raised its SUV range to a new level of desirability, made greater with the availability of a seven-seater version that will be attractive to families with children to transport.

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Skoda adds new plug-in-hybrid to its Superb range

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Skoda, having raised the curtain on the new Superb flagship in October, is now adding the first plug-in hybrid called the Superb iV.

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Ford project offers van drivers a cyclist’s eye view

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Delivery drivers have tried a virtual reality experience that allows users to see the world from either a cyclist’s or a driver’s point of view in a virtual space.

The aim of the award-winning ‘WheelSwap’ virtual reality experience – part of Ford’s ‘Share The Road’ campaign – is simple: to encourage people to make a few small changes to the way they drive or cycle so that everyone is a bit safer on the road.

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Citroen, Opel and Peugeot win Irish Van of the Year Award

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

The Citroen Berlingo/Opel Combo Cargo/ Peugeot Partner vans, the joint collaboration from Groupe PSA, has been voted the Continental Tyres Irish Van of the Year 2020.

Voted by a jury of Ireland’s most experienced commercial vehicle journalists, including the Galway Advertiser motoring correspondent Padraic Deane, the annual Irish Van of the Year award acknowledges productivity, safety, comfort and fuel efficiency in the latest van technology.

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Monaghans Galway Scoop Top Prize for Connaught in National Car Dealership Awards

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Monaghans Galway has received an award for Best Social Media in Connacht for 2019.

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Ten new van safety features to become law by 2022

Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Just one-in-10 new vans on sale today feature lifesaving technology that is set to become mandatory across all cars and vans by 2022, according to exclusive analysis by What Car? magazines review of vans.

It says that van fatalities have dropped by 38 per cent in Britain since 2007 against a 24 per cent rise in the number of registered vans on the road, but the findings show there is still plenty of room for improvement.

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Ford lands big double at van and pick-up awards

Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Ford is celebrating a clean-sweep of the light commercial vehicle awards season as the electrified Ford Hybrid Transit Custom line-up is today named International Van of the Year (IVOTY) 2020, and the Ford Ranger is named winner of the International Pick-up Award (IPUA) 2020.

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