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Toyota tops Q1 sales for 2021

After a strong start to the year, Toyota has maintained its position as Ireland’s best-selling car brand for the first quarter of 2021. The brand says over 90 per cent of all its passenger car sales are self-charging hybrids, which

Impressive new Kia EV6 shakes up electric mobility

The new Kia EV6 brings long-range (over 500 kilometres), zero-emissions power, 800V ultra-fast charging and distinctive styling to the crossover SUV market. The EV6 is Kia’s first car to be based on the company’s dedicated new platform for battery electric

Mercedes-Benz EQV fully-electric MPV arrives

Mercedes-Benz’s embrace of all-electric motoring under its EQ brand is one that continues to expand with the Irish arrival of the ‘cross-application’ EQV.

Ford to stop making the Mondeo from 2022

Ford has today confirmed that it will stop production of the Mondeo from the end of March 2022. The automaker says this decision is the result of a growing change in customer preference – with its global SUV and crossover

Cupra Formentor launched in Ireland

Cupra today launched its new Formentor model in Ireland, with prices starting at €37,135. With the launch of the Formentor, the Cupra brand, launched in the Irish market in 2018, now consists of four models. These are the Cupra Leon,

Toyota is about to debut new electric SUV in April

Toyota is to preview its mid-sized battery-electric SUV at the 2021 Shanghai Motor Show, which takes place from April 21-28. A rival for Volkswagen’s ID-4 and Kia e-Niro SUVs, it will be based on Toyota’s new ‘e-TNGA’ platform, that was

Toyota unveils the Aygo X prologue

Toyota has today unveiled the Aygo X prologue, which it describes as a new vision for the A-segment. The brainchild of Toyota’s European Design Headquarters, ED², the Aygo X prologue is said to prove that cars that have traditionally been

Texaco supports 26 sports clubs with funding initiative

Twenty-six sports clubs have chosen to receive €5,000 each in funding under the Texaco Support for Sport initiative launched last September by Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited

Toyota Yaris named European Car of the Year 2021

The Toyota Yaris has been named European Car of the Year 2021. The virtual award ceremony, which took place today in Geneva, featured seven cars all vying for the top award, which has been around since 1964. Toyota’s Yaris claimed

Potent new Land Rover Defender V8 joins the range

Land Rover has launched the powerful Defender V8 as part of a range of enhancements to what it describes as its unstoppable and award-winning 4×4 family. Land Rover says that the new 525PS 5.0-litre Defender V8 and flagship Defender V8