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Ford claims title for world’s largest billboard 

Ford is now the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title-holder for the Largest billboard in the world after unveiling a 5,265 m2 advertisement – equivalent to 20 tennis courts – for the new Ford EcoSport sports utility vehicle (SUV) on the iconic Espana Building in central Madrid, Spain. A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS official adjudicator inspected the 2,000 kg installation

Small changes – big difference

The Fiat Iveco developed F1C (F30DT) 3.0 litre,  4 cylinder, common rail diesel engine is used in a variety of light commercial vehicles such as the Citroen Relay / Jumper, Peugeot Boxer, Fiat Ducato and Iveco Daily. This article addresses the key differences between early and late FAI timing chain kits available for this popular engine. The

New upgraded Nissan e­NV200 launched

Nissan’s breakthrough e­NV200 100 per cent electric van combines the features of the award­ winning Nissan NV200 van with the market­ leading new Nissan LEAF, offering businesses a zero­ emission vehicle packed with innovative technology and functionality. From spring 2018, Nissan will introduce in Europe its zero­ emissions van that goes further than ever on

Skoda gives details of all new Karoq SUV

Skoda Ireland has revealed full details of the eagerly anticipated Karoq, the second model in the brand’s SUV offensive. The Karoq will make its debut here this December and starts at just €27,715 for what it says is the very well-equipped ‘Ambition’ model. It adds that new technologies including a digital information display and a

New Audi RS 4 Avant arrives early next year

The Audi press release said the new RS 4 Avant arrives in Ireland, while the last paragraph said it will be available to order in late 2017. So with some joined-up thinking I decided it is safe to say that the fourth generation of this model will go on sale here early next year. Audi

Volkswagen reveals full details of the new Polo

The sixth-generation of the Volkswagen Polo arrives in Ireland in December in time for 2018 sales, and left-hand drive models can be viewed now in advance in the majority of Volkswagen dealers around the country. Pricing is starting at €16,795 for the 1.0-litre petrol 65 bhp Trendline version. For the 1.0 petrol 75 bhp Trendline,

New Hyundai Kona small crossover now on sale

Hyundai has just launched their all-new Kona small crossover, which will take on the likes of the Nissan Juke, as well as the recently arrived Kia Stonic, and Citroen C3 Aircross. The entry-level Kona Comfort 1.0 Petrol Turbo 6 Speed starts from €20,995 ex works. Like all of the above, the Kona has been designed

Driving the American Dream

Ireland’s Cannonball supercar event is currently blazing a trail through America and gearing up to go global!  A group of sixty Cannollball devotees jetted off from Dublin to San Francisco this week for the largest and most exhilarating foreign Cannonball event. The route takes in San Fransisco, Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes, Death Valley, Las

Japanese car manufacturers dominate reliability study

The reputation of Japanese car manufacturers for world-leading reliability shows no sign of abating, according to the results of the latest What Car? reliability survey. The study of more than 14,000 0-3 year old vehicles revealed that, of the 10 most reliable brands, an impressive six were Japanese marques, with Lexus at the top. In five out

Petrol-engined Maserati Levante S arrives

Maserati’s eagerly anticipated petrol-engined Levante S is currently available to order in Charles Hurst in Belfast, and joins the Levante lineup alongside the successful diesel variant launched last year. Maserati says that Levante S has been engineered to excite the sport-focused driver. It makes extensive use of lightweight materials, boasts an ideal 50:50 weight distribution and