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Mustang is still the World’s best-selling sports coupe

Global demand for the new 2018 Ford Mustang has driven Mustang to its third straight year as the best-selling sports coupe in the world. That includes all two-door and convertible models. Global Mustang registrations in 2017 totalled 125,809 cars, according to Ford’s analysis and that puts Mustang ahead of all other sports coupe competitors worldwide.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car marks second year of Crosscare partnership

As part of a US$60 million programme launched by the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation to combat hunger in Europe and North America, social support agency Crosscare has received the second of six €20,000 annual donations to help fight food poverty in Ireland. To mark the occasion, employees from across the Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch network spent a

Irishman Cronin returns for ‘the drive for five’ titles

Reigning Prestone MSA British Rally Champions Keith Cronin and co-driver Mikie Galvin will return to Britain’s premier rallying series in a Hyundai i20 R5 in 2018. Irishman Cronin is one of the most successful drivers in British Rally Championship history as the Cork-based driver recorded his fourth title on the Isle of Man last season in an epic last stage

Volvo points to XC90 as a genuine life-saver

I read over the weekend that not a single Volvo XC90 occupant has died in a car-to-car accident in the UK, according to official Government crash figures. The statistics, provided by the police as a result of personal injury accidents on public roads, show that no XC90 driver or passenger fatalities have been reported since

Impressive new 2019 Lexus ES breaks cover

The new 2019 Lexus ES Sedan has broken cover and it is an impressive car. Lexus tells us that the all-new ES springs from a re-imagined luxury equation. The Japanese luxury car manufacturer says that it features engaging design, athletic performance, and renowned refinement, which transforms Lexus’s most popular sedan.

Tipperary man wins new Subaru Impreza in TG4 GAA Beo competition

Tipperary man, Jason O’Brien from Mullinahone has won an all-new Subaru Impreza in a competition organised by TG4’s GAA BEO. Jason picked up his new Impreza from Michael Slattery, Dealer Principal of Slattery’s Garage, Tipperary’s authorised Subaru Dealer recently.

Automechanika Birmingham launches Business Meetings Tool

Automechanika Birmingham have just launched the Business Meetings Tool in time for the 2018 exhibition, 5-7 June The new software, available to exhibitors and visitors, helps to maximize time spent at the event by matching visitors interests with supplier capabilities and increasing the right meetings during the show. Visitors should register free to make the

European Parliament endorses new rules to prevent emissions cheating

A stronger European supervision of the car approval system to ensure rules are applied uniformly and effectively throughout the EU was approved by Parliament yesterday (Thursday). New “type approval” rules to guarantee that cars on the roads are clean and safe, as well as environmental and safety testing to be more independent are some of

CECRA welcomes compromise package on Vehicle Type-Approval Framework Regulation

CECRA, the European Council for Motor Trades and Repairs has welcomed the adoption of the Dalton report which allows for the possibility to maintain the standardised OBD connector in vehicles. The European Parliament has adopted a compromise package on the Vehicle Type-Approval Framework Regulation during a Plenary session in Strasbourg this week. The agreement aims

Minister to increase biofuel obligation rate in January

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, T.D., has published a draft order increasing the biofuel obligation rate to 10 percent (by volume) from 1 January 2019. This scheme was introduced in 2010 and is administered by the National Oil Reserves Agency (NORA). It sets out an obligation that suppliers of road