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BYD’s Yangwang wows Irish media at exclusive showing

BYD’s luxury arm, Yangwang, brought its U9 and U8 vehicles to Motor Distributors Limited (MDL) to give Irish media and dealers an exclusive first look

Roscommon tyre shop owner killed in tragic accident

The Irish tyre trade community is in shock following the tragic passing of Pat McCrann in Co Roscommon, who was killed at around 19:00 on

Fleet parts prices have risen fastest for SUVs, new data suggests

Fleet parts prices have risen fastest for SUVs over the last four years, according to new data released by Epyx.

FAG WheelSet for Mini Countryman and Paceman released to aftermarket

An FAG bearing kit for the Mini Countryman and Mini Paceman, manufactured as original equipment (OE) by Schaeffler, is now available to Irish aftermarket.

Valeo support for 48-volt hybrid segment grows

Stop-Start 48-volt hybrid vehicle systems are increasingly common, and Valeo is urging garages to make sure they are up to date with this technology as

European demand for BEVs slowed in H1

While new car registrations posted positive results for the first half (H1) of 2024, there are signs of deceleration across the previous drivers of growth.

Jude appointed president and CEO of LKQ Corporation

Justin Jude has been appointed as the new president and chief executive officer of LKQ Corporation, effective 1st July. He replaces Dominick Zarcone, who retired

Smart chooses Bank of Ireland as finance partner

Motor Distributors Limited (MDL) has chosen Bank of Ireland Finance (BIF) as its finance partner of the Smart all-electric motor franchise. There are two new

Aoife Raftery drives Craig Breen’s Peugeot 208 T16 at Goodwood Festival of Speed

European Rally Championship competitor Aoife Raftery had the honour of driving Craig Breen’s 2015 Circuit of Ireland Rally-winning Peugeot 208 T16 R5 at last weekend’s

New timing-tool kit for Volkswagen Group EA 211 petrol engines

A new timing-tool kit has just been released by Laser Tools — the Laser 8824 Engine Timing Kit has been developed to allow the user

Peugeot to integrate ChatGPT across entire range

Having been one of the first car manufacturers to integrate ChatGPT into its models during a large-scale pilot phase, Peugeot is now making artificial intelligence

Harris Group donates Maxus mobile unit to Vision Ireland

Harris Group has donated a Maxus eDeliver 9 mobile unit to Vision Ireland, the new name for NCBI, Ireland’s oldest national sight loss agency, which