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Dealer/Importer News Archive

100 Free Smart TVs at HBA Gala Open Day

HBA is planning a gala Open Day Event on Saturday, January 27, from 10.30am  –  5.30pm to celebrate its recent move into a new custom-built Distribution Centre. Following an eight-month construction period, the final movement of stock was completed in the run-up to Christmas with the last piece in the jigsaw being the installation of

New Land Rover Discovery Commercial goes on sale

Land Rover tells us that a new ultra-versatile commercial version of their Discovery has now gone on sale in Ireland with good specification levels. It is priced from €52,695 ex-delivery (VAT at €9,737) in Ireland, Featuring 1,856 litres of hardwearing and flexible load space replacing the second and third row seats, the new Discovery affords

GS Yuasa Battery Europe appoints new Managing Director and CEO

GS Yuasa Battery Europe Ltd has appointed Andrew Taylor as the company’s new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Andrew has been with the company for approaching 29 years. Since 2007 he has been Managing Director of GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd. During this time, the company has achieved unprecedented growth, becoming UK market

Mercedes-Benz Vans and Sprinter tops in reliability awards

Mercedes-Benz Vans crowned ‘Most Reliable Manufacturer’ while Sprinter retains ‘Most Reliable Van honour’ in highly regarded UK fleet awards. That is the result of this years’ FN50 reliability study, in which the 50 biggest UK leasing companies participated with a total of 240,000 vans. The Sprinter won the title for the third time in a

Brian Reynolds Car Sales appointed Fiat dealers

The family-run business has been appointed to represent Fiat in Drogheda, providing customers across both County Louth and County Meath an accessible new home for Fiat. The newly refurbished showroom will stock the full Fiat passenger car range including the iconic 500 and its family of vehicles: 500X, 500L & 500L Living, plus the C-segment

Jaguar Land Rover announces 150 Irish R&D jobs

Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed plans to open a software engineering centre and create 150 jobs in Shannon, Republic of Ireland, in 2018. Working alongside Jaguar Land Rover’s engineering team in the UK, the Shannon facility has an important role to play in realising the company’s vision for electric and automated driving vehicles. It will

Three new Volkswagen models have gone on sale

Not resting on their laurels after topping the Irish car sales market for 2017, it has begun this year by launching three new models. The all-new Polo supermini, the all-new compact family sized T-Roc SUV and the addition of the new seven-seater Tiguan Allspace. Impressive all-new Polo is bigger and better First up is the

Mazda and Toyota select US site for joint-venture car factory

Mazda and Toyota has announced they have selected Huntsville, Alabama as the site of their new joint-venture manufacturing plant. The new plant will have the capacity to build 300,000 vehicles annually, with production split evenly between two lines for each company to produce Mazda’s crossover model that will be newly introduced to the North American

Mercedes-Benz presents X-Class camper concepts

Mercedes-Benz is to exhibit two new camper van concepts based on the X-Class pickup. At the Caravan, Motor, Touristik (CMT) show, a demountable cabin from bodybuilder Tischer will be displayed as well as a conversion concept with integrated kitchen system by VanEssa mobilcamping. Mercedes-Benz will also showcase the complete Marco Polo range of vehicles. This

Toyota chief predicts rapid shift from diesel into hybrid

Toyota Ireland’s chief executive Steve Tormey has outlined his power train mix predictions for 2018, and all told the future picture for diesel is a very negative one indeed, while it’s very positive for Hybrid. Based upon sales patterns in 2017 and pre-sales indicators for 2018, Mr. Tormey is predicting that diesel will account for