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1,000,000km and still going strong

James Foley of Leighlinbridge, Carlow, is the proud owner of a 2007 7-seater Ford Tourneo Connect taxi which has done an incredible one million kilometres and is still going strong. James has been astounded by the reliability of his Tourneo

4 in 10 motorists using “dangerous” or “very dangerous” tyres

Almost 40 per cent of cars in the UK are running on at least one tyre that is “dangerously” or “very dangerously” under-inflated. In addition to the serious safety issue that is, Irish used car buyers need to add this

Volvo XC60 is overall safest car in Euro NCAP testing

Volvo Cars’ XC60 has been crowned the best performing large off-roader, and the car with the best overall performance of 2017 in the prestigious Euro NCAP 2017 Best in Class safety awards. The XC60 scored a near-perfect 98 per cent

The class cars of 2017

  2017 was Euro NCAP’s busiest-ever year with nearly seventy models assessed and, today, Euro NCAP announces the year’s best performers. Volkswagen emerges with great credit with winners in three categories – the Polo in the supermini class, T Roc

Three new Volkswagen models have gone on sale

Not resting on their laurels after topping the Irish car sales market for 2017, it has begun this year by launching three new models. The all-new Polo supermini, the all-new compact family sized T-Roc SUV and the addition of the

Most Europeans prefer driving to self driving cars

Two out of three European drivers want to be able to drive even if self-driving cars become commonplace, according to a major new piece of research launched today by Mazda. The Ipsos research, which was commissioned as part of Mazda’s

Kia’s popular 7 Year Warranty recognised as the best

Kia Motors has been awarded Manufacturer Warranty Scheme of the Year at the 2017 Workshop Awards. At the inaugural event, the awards celebrated the important work undertaken in the service and repair industry. The judges commended Kia for its quick

Toyota chief predicts rapid shift from diesel into hybrid

Toyota Ireland’s chief executive Steve Tormey has outlined his power train mix predictions for 2018, and all told the future picture for diesel is a very negative one indeed, while it’s very positive for Hybrid. Based upon sales patterns in

Five stars for both new Kia Stinger and Stonic

The new Kia Stinger gran turismo and Kia Stonic compact crossover have been awarded the highest-possible collision safety ratings by Euro NCAP. Both vehicles achieved the full five-star rating from Euro NCAP, with every Stinger model qualifying for the rating,

New Ford Mondeo Hybrid EV on the way

Ford Ireland is adding its first Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) car to its line up with the arrival of the new Mondeo HEV soon. It is based on a 4-door body style with a 2.0 litre 187PS automatic transmission petrol