SsangYong’s new Korando for Geneva Show

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

SsangYong Motor Company will unveil its new Korando for Europe at the Geneva Motor Show

The new SsangYong Korando SUV is the fourth generation model to carry the name, and follows the SIV-2 design concept first seen at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016.

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New Peugeot 208 due in Ireland early in 2020

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

To mark 208 years in business, French car maker Peugeot tells us it will launch the new 208 range in Ireland in early 2020. Prices and equipment, however, will be announced closer to launch.

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Insurance cost remains top concern for Irish motorists

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Research by Ireland’s only electronic parking and tolling tag provider, easytrip, has revealed Irish motorists' most prominent concern is the cost of insurance.

It tops the list for 68 per cent of respondents, followed by the cost of fuel (56 per cent) and the condition of the roads (39 per cent). Additional concerns included other road users (32 per cent ); the cost of motor tax (28 per cent); the cost of a car service (26 per cent) and the policing of traffic and traffic incidents (19 per cent).

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Volvo Cars to impose speed limit on all cars

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

One of the worldwide leader in safety, Volvo Cars, is sending a strong signal about the dangers of speeding and will limit the top speed on all its cars to 180kph from 2020.

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Kia reveals upgraded Niro models in Geneva

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Kia Motors has made a number of improvements to the Niro, its best-selling electrified crossover range of ultra-low emission vehicles.

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New Skoda Kamiq available here early next year

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Skoda’s third model to its European SUV portfolio, the new Skoda Kamiq will go on sale here early next year.

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Two new plug-in hybrid 7-Series on the way

Thu, Mar 07, 2019

BMW 7-Series plug-in hybrids go on sale this spring, combining the sportiness, comfort and feel-good ambience of BMW’s flagship luxury models with increased efficiency.

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Mercedes-Benz to premiere seven models in Geneva

Thu, Mar 07, 2019

Six world premieres and one show premiere are taking centre stage on the Mercedes-Benz stand at the Geneva Motor Show.

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An Post delivering zero emissions to urban fleets

Thu, Mar 07, 2019

The Government says all An Post deliveries between the Royal and Grand canals in Dublin will be zero emission by the end of this year. Galway city will have a similar zero emissions fleet a year later.

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Ford tests light’s visual language on autonomous vehicles

Thu, Mar 07, 2019

Hand gestures, head nods and thumbs-up signals all help to ensure drivers, pedestrians and cyclists know what each other is doing. But how will self-driving vehicles, with no human driver, communicate with those around them?

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Honesty and family support for safer senior driving

Thu, Mar 07, 2019

Road safety and breakdown organisation in Britain, GEM Motoring Assist, says older drivers can stay safer for longer by reflecting on their driving and being honest about tasks they may find more difficult.

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New 2019 Prius arriving in March from €32,250

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Toyota tells us the new 2019 Prius marks further advances in the driving capability and appeal of the world’s most popular self-charging hybrid car.

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Peugeot wins major awards at international festival

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Peugeot scooped two major awards at the 34th International Automobile Festival in Paris recently.

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Volkswagen T-Roc with ‘R’ version

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

At next week's Geneva International Motor Show, Volkswagen is presenting the new top model T-Roc R in its crossover series.

The German carmaker says the powerful Volkswagen R vehicle not only convinces with impressive performance data, but its sporting characteristics are accentuated by the unmistakable “R”-specific exterior and interior design.

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Volkswagen to bring the buggy back and it is electric

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

Volkswagen will reveal the first fully electric version of a new buggy. It takes its cues from popular American dune buggies, the concept vehicle is based on the modular electric drive matrix, demonstrating how multifaceted the new platform truly is.

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New Ford Ranger demonstrates real pulling power

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

Summer drivers might have to wait patiently behind one or two caravans before they can overtake, but 15 in a row – all pulled by a single vehicle?

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Mazda will unveil new SUV next month

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

A new Mazda compact SUV will make its world debut at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show.

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British imports stifle new car sales

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

Some 21 per cent of used cars imported into Ireland last year were less than two years old, according to vehicle data experts, Motorcheck.ie.

It found that of the 127,000 imported into Ireland in 2018, more than 25,000 units (21 per cent) were at least two years old and more than 3,000 of these were less than one year old.

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New 191 registrations further dampened by Brexit

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

Car sales figures for January show 191 registrations are down 12.6 per cent (32,374) compared to January 2018 (37,023).

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has issued the official 191 new vehicle registration figures for the important sales month of January.

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Volvo’s XC SUV range dominate the premium segment

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

Volvo had a strong start to 2019 with an increase in sales of 13 per cent year on year, and a growth of four per cent market share in the premium segment. It is the brand's highest market share position in the past decade.

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