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VW renews EcoGrant offer with scraping of older vehicles

Volkswagen Ireland tells us that it is encouraging the uptake of the latest generation, lower-emission new cars, hand-in-hand with the removal, of older, Euro 1-4 emissions standard vehicles from the Irish car parc, by relaunching their attractive EcoGrant offer.

Imported used cars pass the historic 100,000 mark

Imported used cars for the first time in history have reached 100,755 for 2018 an increase of 7.81 per cent on 2017 (93,454). Meanwhile used commercial vehicle imports decreased during 2018; (-2.9%) and similarly with HGV’s, which were down -0.5

Price and details of new Skoda Kodiaq RS

Skoda Ireland tells us that their new Kodiaq RS will be priced at €62,295, when it arrives in January. Standard specification includes 20” alloy wheels, virtual cockpit display, interior ambient lighting, dynamic chassis control, dynamic sound boost and progressive steering.

Volkswagen unveils new e-Golf ‘Executive Edition’

Volkswagen Ireland has revealed a new, additional version of the e-Golf – the Executive Edition. VW says that it is aimed at those private or business buyers that want the ultimate e-Golf. It is priced from priced from €39,495 after

One to shake off the winter blues for sporting drivers

Here is a few words that will get real sporting drivers to forget about the winter blues for a while. The new Megane R.S. 300 Trophy is the most powerful Renault Sport production car ever.

Peugeot declares all-new Rifter prices and equipment

Prices and specification for the new rugged Rifter have been released. It will sell from €23,540, plus delivery related charges, for the Active 1.5 BlueHDi 75bhp, five-seater version.

Super Jaguar I-Pace picks up another major award

The innovative all-electric Jaguar I-Pace has been named as the BBC TopGear Magazine EV of the Year. With a range of 292 miles (WLTP) and acceleration from 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds, the I-PACE is a cutting-edge zero emissions performance SUV.

All-new Mazda3 revealed

Last week, Mazda revealed their all-new ‘3’ at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Gardai recover stolen vehicles and plant machinery

As part of a planned multi-units operation Gardai carried out a search of a large industrial lock up premised in Co. Longford yesterday morning (Thursday). During the search a large amount of suspected stolen industrial plant, tools, trailers, vans, cars,

Motorists told how to prepare for snow, sleet and ice

Motorists should be making sure that their cars are now winter ready. While it is reasonably mild as I write, you can be sure the bad weather isn’t far away. I came upon this advice from UK breakdown organisation Gem