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Volvo Car scoops four ‘BusinessCar’ awards

Volvo Car has won four trophies at the annual ‘BusinessCar’ Awards. The Volvo XC40 won their ‘New Company Car of the Year’, rubber-stamping it as the car of choice for fleet drivers. The XC40 was also named ‘Best Compact SUV’, while the XC90 scooped ‘Best Large SUV’. Volvo itself was named ‘Manufacturer of the Year’

New C5 Aircross SUV embodies Citroen’s new look

At the Paris Motor Show next month, Citroen will give a world premiere to their flagship C5 Aircross SUV. It will sit on their stand alongside key models such as new C4 Cactus and new C3 Aircross. The is the first stage of the brand’s energy transition offensive, leading to 100 per cent of the

Production version of new Transit Custom plug-in hybrid electric vehicle revealed in Hannover

Ford’s Transit Custom strengthens its position as one of Europe’s leading one-tonne van with the public debut of the new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model, shown for the first time in production form at the IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany. The Transit Custom PHEV features an advanced hybrid powertrain system that targets a zero-emission

All-new innovative and dynamic Ford Focus arrives

The eagerly awaited all-new Ford Focus has just gone on sale. And ford boasts that it delivers more style, space and advanced driving technologies for mid-size family car customers than ever before. Ford tells us that their engineers collaborated closely with car-buyers to develop all-new Focus five-door hatchback and even more practical Focus wagon models

Updated Skoda Fabia to hit Irish showrooms

The Fabia has been a pillar of the Skoda range since it launched due to its practicality, versatility and user-friendliness. Skoda says this facelift to the third generation of Fabia offers youthful, sportily sleek design with a combination of modern efficient engine technology. A redesigned radiator grille, alterations to the front and rear bumpers, new

17,363 vehicles in Ireland have at least 10 owners, according to Cartell

Vehicle history and data expert Cartell.ie has reported that 17,363 private vehicles in Ireland (excluding imports) have 10 owners or more over the lifetime of the vehicle –excluding garage sales. The highest number of owners recorded for a single vehicle is 31 owners. There are 145 vehicles with 17 owners, 82 vehicles record 18 owners,

All-new Dacia Duster arrives offering added value

The first-generation Dacia Duster arrived here six years ago when we were in the midst of one of the worst financial crises ever. If ever there was a new car in recent years born of the time, it was the surely the value the then Duster offered Irish motorists. 10.000 Irish owners subsequently bought one.

Mercedes-Benz moves into electric-powered vehicle sector

Mercedes-Benz has flicked the switch on EQ, the initials chosen to represent its move into the electric-powered vehicle sector.    Said to stand for ‘electric intelligence’, the Mercedes-Benz EQ name is derived from its brand values of ‘emotion’ and ‘intelligence’ – characteristics it says ‘encompass all key aspects for customer-focused electric mobility extending beyond the vehicle itself.’

New Audi A6 launches in Ireland

Audi says that the new A6 just launched here starting from €51,650 OTR. There are two equipment lines to choose from, SE and S Line. It promises what it says is new standard equipment including LED headlamps, Lane Assist, Pre Sense front, Audi Connect, leather interior and smart phone interface. It adds that it has

Opel passenger cars WLTP certified

New automobiles registered as of September 1, 2018 must be certified according to the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). The new test procedure provides customers with more realistic fuel consumption data. Opel has been preparing its portfolio for the introduction of the new standards for several years and the entire passenger car range