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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...
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,...
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...
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...
2022 crop of entrants shows shift to electric motoring with half of eligible models available as electric vehiclesThe Covid-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of life in Ireland over the past two years and it particularly hit the motor...

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...
Volkswagen Ireland’s ID.4 and ID.3 were the bestselling all-electric vehicles in 2021, recording an astonishing 31% combined market share.With registrations of electric vehicles more than doubling in 2021, Ireland’s motorists are increasingly shifting focus towards more sustainable means of...
The late Max Byrgrave’s catchphrase was “I wanna tell you a story”. Well, this is my story about the Ford Focus.Seven years ago, my daughter bought a Ford Focus 1.0-litre petrol version. She still has it, but in the...
YouTube video playback will come to all Volvo cars with Google built-in, reflecting a continuation of the partnership between Volvo Cars and Google.YouTube will be the first video platform to be featured and available for download in Volvo cars...
Kia Ireland has announced details and pricing of the launch models for the All New Sportage.The dedicated European version of the best-selling Kia Sportage has been carefully crafted to establish new benchmarks across the SUV segment in Europe. It...

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