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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

Clean Up for 181 with Ford

As the 181 January new car market draws near, Ford has announced an exciting range of offers as part of the company’s ‘Clean Up for 181’ campaign.  Deals on offer include reductions of up to €6,000 on some of Ireland’s best-selling cars,plus extended warranties and a super low PCP finance offer of 0%. “Our Clean

Honda joins Top 20 ranking among World’s best brands

Honda tells us that is now one of the world’s top 20 brands, according to research by Interbrand in its latest ‘Best Global Brands’ study. Honda has moved up by 3 per cent, to be ranked as the 20th most valuable brand in the world. Interbrand puts its value at $22.696 billion. Other automotive brands

Mercedes-Benz planning an ‘awesome’ year in 2018

‘Awesome’ is the word being used by Mercedes-Benz to describe various initiatives planned for the year ahead, all designed to expand ownership and sustain market growth. Against the backdrop of a highly ambitious model development programme – one that has seen the Stuttgart manufacturer establish a presence in virtually every model segment. That this is

Kia unveils Proceed Concept at Frankfurt Motor Show

Kia has unveiled the striking new Proceed Concept, alongside a series of new production models at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The Proceed Concept presents a bold vision for a potential member of the next-generation cee’d family. The concept has been revealed alongside the new Kia Stonic, which makes its public premiere in Frankfurt.

Ford public debuts at Frankfurt Motor Show

Ford has delivered the European public debuts of the more powerful new Ford Mustang sports car; more capable EcoSport sports utility vehicle (SUV); and more premium Tourneo Custom people mover at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, in Germany. The new Mustang, EcoSport and Tourneo Custom are joined by a new Ranger Black Edition pickup –

New Ford EcoSport SUV revealed

Ford has revealed the new Ford EcoSport compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) that will deliver enhanced versatility and capability, more refined styling and sophisticated technologies for customers in Europe, from later this year. The new Ford EcoSport for the first time offers Ford Intelligent All Wheel Drive technology for improved traction on- and off-road, combined

Fiat launches special edition 500 convertible

Fiat is launching a special edition 500 convertible, to mark the 60th anniversary of the iconic global bestseller. This special edition comes with a grey fabric roof and Dolcevita bi-colour paintwork, combining tri-coat white for the body of the car and pastel ivory for the bonnet and pillars. Chrome mirror covers and special 16-inch alloy