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Mercedes-Benz surpasses its sales record for March

Mercedes-Benz sold 237,307 cars during March, surpassing its sales record from the prior-year month by 3.9%. March was the strongest-selling month that the company has ever achieved and the past three months were the most successful quarter of all time with a total of 594,304 customers taking delivery of their car with the three-pointed star (+6.0%). Mercedes-Benz [...]

Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club celebrates 60th anniversary

Last year's runner-up, Sam Moffett.				| Photo: Lorcan Barron
Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club will host the Willie Loughman Memorial Forest Rally this Saturday, February 3rd. The event is the first round of both The Valvoline Irish Forestry Rally Championship and the Suirway Group South East Stages Rally Championship. The event is based in the forests of Faugheen, Anner, Clondonell and Gurteen and starts at 11 am. The special [...]

“Business Looks Good, but beware of Brexit”

"People are rightly opting  for more eco-friendly cars."
Tom Murphy: 2018 set to be a good year for the motor trade Business levels across the country’s showrooms in 2018 are expected to be slightly up on the new registrations recorded last year: that’s the prediction veteran motor dealer Tom Murphy made to The Munster Express on Wednesday last. Mr Murphy, now in his 50th year [...]

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 [...]