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2022 crop of entrants shows shift to electric motoring with half of eligible models available as electric vehicles The Covid-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of life in Ireland over the past two years and it particularly hit the motor...
Mercedes-Benz continues to extend its presence in the all-electric segment with the arrival of their new EQB compact SUV, available now with a family-size 7-seat option. What began as a trickle has become a flow with three ‘EQ’ badged all-electric...

REVIEW: BMW 520d

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Last year BMW beat longtime rival Mercedes-Benz to the luxury-car sales crown for the first time since 2015 after better navigating the semi-conductor shortage that has snarled auto output globally. Deliveries of BMW-branded cars jumped 9% to a record 2.2 million...
The DS brand, which is now distributed in Ireland by Peugeot, is making a big comeback here. I drove their very stylish DS3 at the end of last year and last week I spent some time in the equally...
The All-New Renault Austral lifts the veil on its elegant and muscular silhouette. Gilles Vidal, Renault Design director, explains the intention behind the design of this latest SUV that is the next step in Renault’s C-Segment offensive line-up. Gilles Vidal,...
Employees at Volkswagen Group Ireland and Volkswagen Financial Services Ireland raised more than €25,000 for The Alzheimer Society of Ireland as part of a fundraising drive in 2021. The year-long initiative, one of Volkswagen Group Ireland’s Essential commitments*, secured vital...

REVIEW: Hyundai Bayon

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I’m always fascinated with how car companies come up with names for their cars. With Seat, it’s all Spanish place names, others have unusual names, Mercedes use a lot of letters and Hyundai have numbers like i10 and i20. Now...
The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) have released their official new vehicle statistics. To present a more accurate picture of the new vehicle registrations, it is important to compare registrations totals with the same period in 2019...
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Colm Kelleher has been presented with the 2022 Lord Mayoral car, a fully-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E Standard Range AWD, by John Manning of Henry Ford & Son Ltd. The introduction of a fully electric...
Toyota Ireland has closed out the year as Ireland’s most popular car brand. With 12.44% share of the passenger car market and four of its models in the top ten best-sellers list, Toyota sold an impressive 13,053 passenger cars,...

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