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New Nissan Micra is Irish Small Car of the Year 2018

The Nissan Micra has been voted Continental Irish Small Car of the Year 2018 by a panel of Ireland’s leading motoring journalists. The panel of judges awards points on the basis of criteria ranging from innovation and safety to space,

New Audi RS 4 Avant arrives early next year

The Audi press release said the new RS 4 Avant arrives in Ireland, while the last paragraph said it will be available to order in late 2017. So with some joined-up thinking I decided it is safe to say that

New Mercedes-Benz X-Class pick-up launched here

The eagerly awaited Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup has been launched on the Irish market, with the entry level X220 4×2 PURE priced at €39,950, inclusive of VAT & VRT. The all-new model that marks the first venture by the German vehicle

Skoda gives details of all new Karoq SUV

Skoda Ireland has revealed full details of the eagerly anticipated Karoq, the second model in the brand’s SUV offensive. The Karoq will make its debut here this December and starts at just €27,715 for what it says is the very

What Car? Used Car of the Year Awards winners

The What Car? Used Car of the Year Award winners have been announced. You can argue that the Irish market is similar to that of the much bigger UK in the availability of models and which cars that motorists like.

Kevin Egan Cars appointed main Peugeot dealer in Sligo

Gowan Distributors Limited, Peugeot importers in Ireland, has appointed Kevin Egan Cars, Carraroe, Sligo, to the Peugeot dealer network. The appointment comes as building works commence on a green-field site in Carraroe that will see the development of a new

Volkswagen reveals full details of the new Polo

The sixth-generation of the Volkswagen Polo arrives in Ireland in December in time for 2018 sales, and left-hand drive models can be viewed now in advance in the majority of Volkswagen dealers around the country. Pricing is starting at €16,795

New Citroen C4 Cactus delivers real comfort

Citroen has unveiled their new C4 Cactus, its new compact hatchback. The car’s styling is as bold and modern as ever. Influenced by the Citroen ‘Advanced Comfort’ programme, the new C4 Cactus is the first model in Europe to feature

High powered charging network for longer range travel

A new pan-European high-power charging network is on the way. Using a common plug technology, it will offer electric car drivers better e-mobility for longer distance travel. BMW Group, Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz), Ford and the Volkswagen Group have announced a

Many Irish motorists don’t have breakdown cover

Research carried out by motoring services specialist, Easytrip, has revealed that one in 10 motorists don’t have breakdown cover for their vehicle – which potentially equates to 203,826 vehicles on Irish roads. That is based on a CSO figure of

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