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Ford introduces Omnicraft brand for servicing

Ford dealers in Europe are now able to supply parts and servicing for all makes of non-Ford vehicles following the introduction of the new Omnicraft brand from the Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD). Offering competitively priced, quality components and servicing from skilled Ford technicians, the new Omnicraft brand delivers greater convenience for car owners and an [...]

VW’s new up! GTI

Volkswagen is presenting a compact, sporty car very much in the spirit of the original GTI – the new up! GTI. The concept and power output of the 85 kW / 115 PS up! are broadly in line with the Golf GTI MkI presented in 1976 that had 81 kW / 110 PS. The near-production concept car [...]

Ford Fiesta is Europe’s best selling car

The Ford Fiesta is the best-selling car in Europe, according to Ford analysis of March 2017 industry data. Customers purchased 47,000 Fiestas in March, a 12 per cent increase year-over-year, to overtake the Volkswagen Golf as the region’s top-selling passenger car. Almost 70 per cent of Fiesta sales in March were high-specification models, including 17 per cent [...]

Mercedes-Benz backing Jack & Jill Foundation

Pictured alongside the Vito, decorated in Jack & Jill imagery, is Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles sales manager Fergus Conheady and chief executive Stephen Byrne with the Jack & Jill Foundation founder, Jonathan Irwin.
ercedes-Benz in Ireland is supporting the Jack & Jill Foundation’s fundraising drive for home nursing care and respite support for sick children nationwide via its donation of a Vito van to the children’s charity. Operating from their headquarters in Johnstown, Kildare, the Vito has journeyed a distance of more than 100,000km, transporting goods between Jack & [...]

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 [...]