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New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter arrives

The latest generation range of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter panel vans has arrived on the market here. Priced from €21,950, excluding taxes and charges, the spaciously-large, high-spec, high-tech Sprinter brings new levels of intelligent connectivity, superior comfort and – for the first time – a front wheel drive version to the market, plus a new 3-years warranty now standard

Mercedes-Benz introduces new A-Class

Our picture shows Mercedes-Benz chief executive Stephen Byrne and sales manager Ciaran Allen pictured with the stylish new A-Class, first versions of which have arrived in Ireland. First to arrive is an A180d Automatic at €31.530 and an A200 petrol at €34.235 with an entry level A160 petrol and A160d to follow at prices likely to

First new Renault Master Z.E’s. vans debut in Dutch cities

A mail, parcel and e-commerce corporation in the Netherlands, has just started using the first two Renault Master Z.E. built in Europe. The 100 per cent electric LCV will play an important role in PostNL’s ambitious objective for reducing CO2 emissions. PostNL aims to achieve CO2-free deliveries in 25 inner cities where it operates by

Ford wants car buyers to ‘Clean Up For 182’

Ahead of the arrival of the 182 registration plate on July 2nd., Ford says that it has a range of great offers as part of the company’s ‘Clean Up for 182’ campaign. Deals on offer includes promised reductions of up to €6,000 on some of Ireland’s best-selling cars, plus the peace of mind of a

Ferrari tops the lot in Engine of the Year Awards

The Ferrari 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 has once again been crowned overall winner of the coveted International Engine of the Year award. In doing so, it has become only the second engine in the awards’ history to scoop the title for three consecutive years, writes the Irish juror, Padraic Deane. The same Ferrari engine has also

Subaru appoints new dealer in Co. Kildare

Subaru Ireland has appointed P.G. Duffy & Sons, Naas Road, Newbridge, as Subaru main dealers for Co. Kildare. With over 60 years trading experience, P.G. Duffy & Sons is well established in the motor industry in Kildare. Pat Duffy, Dealer Principal said: “We are delighted to add the Subaru franchise to P.G. Duffy & Sons. Our

Mazda ‘Drives Forward Together’ with 182 offers

Mazda has announced details of their 182 consumer offers including low rate finance from 1.82 per cent APR and what it calls a ‘Summer Bonus’ up to €4,000. It is also holding the ‘Mazda Drive Together’ event from June 6th to 16th across the Mazda dealerships, when it says that consumers can experience the 2018

Subaru revamps 2018 2.5i petrol Outback model

Subaru tells us that it has revamped the 2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i petrol engined ’Lineartronic’ in time for the ‘182’ plate change. It claims that the 2018 model has a significant upgrade in technology and trim. The Japanese manufacturer describes the Outback as a rugged crossover estate, redesigned to raise cabin quality and refine the

Increased warranty across Mercedes-Benz van range announced

In a move which will increase appeal to new and returning customers, marquee brand Mercedes-Benz has announced that its standard warranty across its van range will now increase to three years. Enhancing the period of cover from two to three years, the warranty is vehicle specific and comes as standard to vans registered in Ireland

Toyota backing fuel cell power for vehicles of the future

If you have had any doubts that fuel cells (FC) and hydrogen will be what powers our cars in the medium to long-term, then Toyota’s moves to expand mass-production of fuel cell stacks and hydrogen tanks towards ten-fold increase post-2020 should banish those doubts. Toyota has big sales expansion plans within Japan and overseas. Toyota