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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Irish rugby legend Paul O’Connell leads the switch

Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Toyota ambassador takes on the RAV4

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New Mercedes-Benz GLB compact SUV on the way

Thu, Dec 05, 2019

With the launch of the new GLB, which arrives here early next year, Mercedes-Benz has raised its SUV range offering to a new level of desirability. Its appeal has been made even greater with the availability of a seven-seater version that is likely to prove attractive to families with children to transport.

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Drivers warned to prepare vehicles for winter

Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Irish drivers have been urged to get their vehicles ready for winter, or face uncomfortable, and even dangerous journeys in the cold.

Motoring experts from LeaseVan have released seven guidelines for Irish and British car and van drivers to winter-proof their vehicles, inside and out.

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New Subaru Forester e-Boxer arrives in Ireland

Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Subaru Ireland has launched the new Subaru Forester e-Boxer, priced from €44,495 for the SE model.

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Special Mitsubishi 201 offers include Outlander PHEV

Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Mitsubishi tells us buyers of an Outlander PHEV by December 31 will receive an €800 home charging point for free, and an €800 Dunnes Stores voucher, plus its top eight-year warranty.

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Drive to arrive

Thu, Nov 28, 2019

At this time of year it is important drivers take extra safety precautions to avoid accidents. Kevin Burke Tyres has provided some useful tips to help drivers take some of the stress out of Christmas driving and shopping this year.

Christmas is a time when people take more car journeys than at other times of the year. Before setting out on any journey give the car a Christmas check up.

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More spacious Skoda Octavia on the way

Thu, Nov 28, 2019

A better, more spacious, safer, more connected, and more emotive than ever fourth generation Octavia will go on sale next July, according to Skoda Ireland,

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Mercedes-Benz, Mazda and Ford impress in crash test

Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Euro NCAP has released the safety ratings of four new vehicles. Two compact SUVs, the Mercedes-Benz’s GLB and the Mazda’s CX-30, and the larger Ford Explorer hybrid have joined the ranks of five stars vehicles published this year. Meanwhile, Opel’s Corsa earned four stars.

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New Mercedes-Benz models set for Ireland in 2020

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Mercedes-Benz is set to introduce 22 new models into the Irish market throughout 2020. Of these, six will be conventionally powered, while the other 16 will be made up of new PHEV plug-in electric hybrid models.

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All-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E breaks cover

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

For the first time in 55 years, Ford is expanding the Mustang family. It is bringing the famous pony into the electric age with Mustang Mach-E, a new all-electric SUV born of the same free-spirited ideals that inspired the best-selling sports coupe in the world.

As one who recently drove the special edition 460PS V8 5-litre special Bullitt edition of the Mustang, I can only hope they create an artificial V8 hum in the all-new Mach-E.

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New women’s award winning Mazda3

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

The Mazda3 has been named Supreme Winner at the 2019 Women’s World Car of the Year awards. In addition to taking the top award, the model also won Women’s World Family Car of the Year.

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Peugeot 508 plug-in hybrid range on the way

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Peugeot claims the new 508 hybrid range, which arrives here early next year, has passed stringent certification tests under the new WLTP protocol with impressive results. And under Ireland’s Budget 2020 announcements, the range will therefore qualify for the newly calculated grant thresholds.

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Trio wins Irish Van of the Year Award 2020

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

The PSA Group trio of the Citroen Berlingo/ Opel Combo Cargo/ Peugeot Partner Van, a joint collaboration of the three marques, has been voted the Continental Tyres Irish Van of the Year 2020.

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PSA and Fiat Chrysler to combine

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

The PSA Group (Peugeot, Citroen/DS Automobile, Opel/Vauxhall) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (Fiat/Fiat Professional, Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Lancia, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram truck) have agreed to combine and pool their resources.

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Best second hand cars to purchase in 2020

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

We may be still in November but the Christmas spirit is in full swing and hot on the heels of the holiday will be the New Year.

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Kia e-Niro wins Best Electric Car 2019 award

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Kia has enjoyed more success with the recent win of Best Electric Car for the e-Niro at the Business Car Awards in the UK.

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New Toyota Proace City van due in next year

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Toyota's latest light commercial vehicle, the Proace City, is set to arrive here for the second half of 2020, according to the company.

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Ford 201 deals event covers vehicles ordered this year

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

As the January 2020 new car market draws near, Ford says it has an exciting range of offers to woo customers during the busy new car registration sales period.

Under the banner of the Ford 201 Sales Event, the deals on some of Ireland’s best-selling cars include a registration bonus of up to a €1,000, and the extra peace of mind of seven years' warranty and seven years' roadside assistance. All the offers cover vehicles ordered before the end of December 201.

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Electric cars to face new charges on ESB network

Thu, Nov 14, 2019

From November 18, owners of electric vehicles will have to pay a fee to use the ESB’s 50 kilowatt public chargers.

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