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SIMI issues industry review for 2016

Economist and SIMI Report author Jim Power
The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) recently issued its third Quarterly Motor Industry Review for 2016 in association with DoneDeal during the SIMI National Retailers Conference held in Killashee Hotel in Naas. The SIMI/DoneDeal Report highlights the strong performance in the first half of the year for the Industry followed by a slowing down [...]

‘Car registrations heading for 25 per cent increase’

Waterford-born economist Jim Power: "New car registrations should be capable of expanding by around 25 per cent."
The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has issued its first Quarterly Motor Industry Review in association with DoneDeal for 2016, highlight the progress which the trade had made so far this year while presenting an outlook for the coming year. According to the report, the key drivers of new car sales are set to [...]

Free cars up for grabs as Nissan backs Waterford’s champions

The search for 10 2016 Nissan Generation Next ambassadors was launched by the members of the Class of 2015. Pictured back row fro0m left: Alan Cadogan, Monika Dukarska, Paul O'Donovan, Gareth Sheridan, Ciara Judge; middle row from left: Catherine McManus, Arthur Lanigan-O'Keeffe, Jenny Egan; front row: Emer Hickey and Rebecca Marsden.					| Photo: Ark Photography
Nissan is giving away a brand new, taxed and insured car or van to anyone in Waterford who has what it takes to become one of Ireland’s future leaders and champions. Innovators and movers and shakers from all walks of life across the county have a golden opportunity to win a new Nissan for a year [...]

The new SEAT Ibiza van

The new SEAT Ibiza Van.
SEAT Ireland has announced details of another addition to its growing product range in the form of the new SEAT Ibiza van. The Ibiza van will add to SEAT’s recently expanded product range, namely the Leon SE Select and the Leon FR petrol, while the arrival of SEAT’s first ever SUV – the all new SEAT [...]

Irish innovation tops baby crash test

A new Irish child suit has come out top in a child car seat crash test carried out in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin. Road deaths are the leading cause of child mortality in Ireland with road traffic collisions accounting for 36.7% of all child deaths. Two out of five children killed are passengers. If correctly installed [...]

New Ford Mustang arrives in Ireland

New Ford Mustang.
For the first time since it was launched in 1964, a new specially developed ‘European’ Ford Mustang has arrived in Ireland – also marking the first time that the iconic nameplate is available as a right hand drive model. “Up til now, left hand drive Mustangs imported from the US are the only models that car [...]

Nissan’s Juke – In Origami!

Owen Gildersleeve (right, pictured with Nissan Europe's Darryl Scriven) recreated the Nissan Juke as an origami artwork!
They say the best ideas start with just a blank piece of paper. Celebrating the model’s fifth anniversary – and its market-leading sales of over 700,000 – Nissan and a British paper artist have collaborated on a unique project to create a full-scale Origami Juke. In a nod to Nissan’s Japanese heritage and inspired by the [...]

The Skoda Octavia RS 4×4

The Octavia RS 4x4 DSG can be ordered now from ŠKODA retailers nationwide.
The ŠKODA Octavia RS is one of Ireland’s favourite performance models and recently it saw the addition of the powerful 2.0 TSI 230 bhp model as the fastest version in the range. But there is now a new, perhaps more relevant flagship model for Ireland in the form of the Octavia RS 4×4 DSG. “Since the launch [...]

Nissan among world’s most valuable brands

Nissan has been named one of the world’s most valuable brands for 2015, according to Interbrand, the world-leading brand consultancy. In the Best Global Brands Study, released today by Interbrand, Nissan ranked 49, up from 56 in 2014 and 90 with a brand valuation of $3.819 billion from the company’s inaugural appearance on the list in [...]

Cutting edge features in new Audi A4

The new Audi A4: prices start at €30,650.
Dealers are opening their order books for the new Audi A4. Customers can now place orders for both the Sedan and the Avant. The brand with the four rings offers cutting-edge drive technologies and a wide range of infotainment and driver assistance systems in both midsize models. The new Audi A4 achieves absolutely top ratings for [...]