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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 [...]

All-new Audi A4 details announced

The all-new Audi A4 will launch in Ireland this November at a starting price of €35,800 on the road, Audi Ireland has announced. Order books opened on September 25th last. The all-new Audi A4 now comes with three equipment lines with Xenon headlights featured as standard on all models: Attraction, SE and S Line. SE prices start [...]

Peugeot 208’s Upgrade

Three years after launch, the Peugeot 208 – the brand’s best-selling model – has benefitted from an upgrade to enhance and boost its appeal. It has been finessed with a more assertive styling, fresh exterior colour choices including textured paint and an exciting range of personalisation options. The range also benefits from the latest petrol and [...]

Mercedes-Benz introduces Star Finance PCP Purchase Plan

The Mercedes-Benz C Class.
Mercedes-Benz has introduced a PCP personal contract purchase plan that they claim will put the purchase of a Mercedes-Benz within easier reach of all who ever dreamt of owning one. Said by their sales manager in Ireland, Ciaran Allen, to be ‘the first of a three pronged approach being pursued by Mercedes-Benz aimed at increasing sales, [...]