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Putting the new R in Volkswagen

Lap times on Saturdays and school runs during the week is what the performance brand ‘Volkswagen R’ purports to represent the sportiest models in the Volkswagen portfolio. Since 2002, the R models have been at home on race tracks throughout

Suzuki’s third generation Swift compact supermini

Suzuki launched their new Swift here two years ago as its all new global compact supermini. Now, Suzuki tells us that the latest Swift represents an automotive advancement aimed at uplifting the driver through succession, evolution and innovation. The entry

New Peugeot 208 due here in January 2020

Peugeot Ireland says that it will introduce the all-new 208 to Dealer showrooms here next January. It promises to be available from launch with a choice of petrol, diesel or electric powertrains. Peugeot adds that the new 208 brings to

48 cars eligible for 2020 Continental Irish Car of the Year

A field of 48 candidates for the Continental Irish Car of the Year 2020 Awards was announced today. The winner of the coveted title will be revealed at a gala event in The Westin Hotel, Dublin, on Thursday November 7.

New Skoda Superb goes on sale

The new Skoda Superb, the brand’s flagship model goes on sale this Saturday. It was first launched back in Ireland in 2001 and has become one of the brands bestselling models with over 18,000 units currently on Irish roads. The

All-New Mazda CX-30 SUV on the way

Mazda has announced the price and specification of its all-new CX-30 compact SUV, which it says will arrive in January 2020. Revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the Mazda CX-30 enters a new market segment for Mazda, slotting

New eco Transit Custom Hybrid without range anxiety

Ford is the first manufacturer to deliver plug-in hybrid technology for zero-emission driving capability to the 1-tonne van segment, with the innovative new Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid. The new Transit will be available in Ireland from November and the PHEV

New fully electric Volvo XC40 on the way

With the introduction of the forthcoming fully electric Volvo XC40 SUV next month, Volvo Cars is launching its first fully electric car. And in line with its tradition, it is also introducing one of the safest cars on the road,

Toyota Corolla will be hybrid engined only from 2020

From 2020, Toyota Ireland says that it will remove the 1.6 petrol saloon and 1.2 petrol hatchback versions of the Corolla from its offering. The Corolla will be only available only in hybrid. In early 2018, Toyota made the prescient

Honda will be 100 per cent electric by 2025

Honda’s “Electric Vision” strategy commits the company to electrify 100 per cent of its European car sales by 2025. The first step in this plan was the launch of CR-V Hybrid, followed by the unveil of the Honda ‘e Prototype’