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New 2017-model DAF XF makes Tip-ex debut

Following its global introduction at the CV Show in April, DAF Trucks is showcasing the first right-hand-drive example of its new 2017 model year XF tractor unit at Tip-ex 2017 in Harrogate. The new XF comes with a luxury Super Space Cab and a new, uprated 530bhp PACCAR MX-13 engine coupled with a new ZF

Osram previews new retrofit upgrade headlamp at Automechanika Birmingham

The new LEDriving Xenarc Golf VI Black Edition retrofit headlamp provides a simple and legal upgrade to Xenon and LED lighting technologies. It can not only be used to update the forward lighting of the Golf MKVI which is popular with enthusiasts, but it will also give the car a modern and dynamic look. Owners

National Rally champions dominate in Cavan

Double National Rally champions Declan and Brian Boyle dominated the Cavan Kilmore Hotel Stages Rally yesterday, with their Fiesta WRC finishing the eight stages more than half a minute clear of the Impreza of Garry Jennings and Rory Kennedy. The Donegal cousins held second place for the two opening stages, behind the Fabia of Marty

Louth firm launch a new hearse

Local firm Byrne Coachbuilders of Coes Road, Dundalk has launched its new hearse design, the fd Ford Deacon. The new hearse is built using a top-of-the-range Ford Mondeo Titanium car and is the result of extensive innovation in design and engineering by the engineering team at the company’s Dundalk facility. Managing Director Peadar Byrne said:

Honest John Awards reveal most popular products

In the automotive world where cutting-edge, state-of-the-art tech is constantly making the headlines, the most popular car-related product among readers of HonestJohn.co.uk was something of a surprise. The Iceplane, a windscreen ice scraper with a twin-blade design, was the HonestJohn.co.uk readers’ favourite and recognised at the automotive website’s inaugural Product Awards ceremony in London. John

Radar steers motorcyclists out of danger

Radar technology initially developed for use in driverless cars has been adapted for motorcycles. Vehicle-to-vehicle communications developer Cohda Wireless from South Australia has partnered with Bosch, Ducati and Autotalks on a “digital protective shield” that warns riders of nearby traffic before they see oncoming cars. Bosch is commercialising the technology in Ducati production bikes but

Autopromotec 2017 continues today

Europe’s largest auto aftermarket show this year, Autopromotec 2017 continues today. And we are there to bring coverage to you. The international exhibition of automotive equipment and aftermarket products, will take place at the Bologna Fiere exhibition centre. For more than 50 years, the event in this Italian city has been bringing together professionals in

Frank Keane Volkswagen awarded Commercial Vehicle Dealer of the Year

Frank Keane Volkswagen has been awarded Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Dealer of the Year 2016 at the recent Volkswagen Gold Pin Awards. The award, which celebrates excellence within the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Retail network, recognises the retailer’s contribution in a number of areas including sales performance, local market share and overall customer experience and is the

Quality over price becoming the norm

Autoelectro has worked tirelessly over 30 years to steer its customers in the right direction and getting to the heart of any issues raised. The company, the UK’s largest independent manufacturer and supplier of starter motors and alternators, is delighted that its noble work in the field has spurred technicians on in choosing a quality

Are you nominated yet for the Irish Auto Trade Awards?

So far this year, nominations for the prestigious Irish Auto Trade Awards 2018 are up 30 per cent. And it’s still not to late to be nominated but the deadline is fast approaching. It is Friday, the 9th. June, 2017. Nominations can be made in two ways. You can nominate a business provided you inform