Motoring

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) hosted its 6th annual Women@SIMI event in conjunction with its sponsor Bank of Ireland, recently in the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. The event had its largest...
This week, the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) held a press conference, with many of Ireland’s leading Car Manufacturers in attendance. During the Conference, economist Jim Power highlighted the stark challenges facing...
by Seán Creedon I realise that it’s a bit early to mention the ‘C’ word, but driving the new Ford Raptor last week reminded me of a radio ad for a panto often heard...
SEAT arrives at the Frankfurt Motor Show with its electric offensive in top gear. The el-Born, the SEAT brand's first fully electric model, and the CUPRA Tavascan concept car, CUPRA’s first fully electric vehicle, will both be...
ŠKODA will unveil two new models at the 88th National Ploughing Championships in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co Carlow from September 17-19. The current ŠKODA Superb elevated the brand to new heights with unrivalled levels of interior...
The curtain has been raised on “New Volkswagen“: On the evening before the first press day of the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt, the Volkswagen brand has unveiled its new logo and its new brand...
The Audi A5 Sportback, the A5 Coupé and the A5 Cabriolet now feature a new, tauter look and the cutting-edge MMI touch operating concept. Mild hybrid technology offers greater comfort while also reducing fuel...
The new Audi RS 7 Sportback (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 11.6 – 11.4 combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 265 – 261) marks the model’s second generation and is more unique than ever before. At the International Motor Show (IAA)...
by Seán Creedon When I picked up the new Skoda Scala last week I thought of the late Tommy O’Brien, who used to present a great programme called ‘Your Choice and Mine’ on Radio...
ŠKODA has added a third model to its successful SUV portfolio for the European market – the ŠKODA KAMIQ – entering the rapidly growing city or small SUV segment for the first time.
As we shift away from the conventional and enter a world powered by electrification, CUPRA is redefining elements like performance. After unveiling the CUPRA Formentor Concept earlier this year, CUPRA is...
A new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV plug-in hybrid model has been unveiled. The most powerful road-going PEUGEOT ever, the new 3008 HYBRID4 boasts 4-wheel drive and a combined 300bhp, yet it emits just 29g CO2/km and consumes...
Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the month of August are down 13.3% (5,131) when compared with August 2018 (5,921). New car registrations year...
A regular user of the Condonstown Toll Plaza at Watergrasshill on the M8 motorway has expressed his concerns that there is going to be ‘a near miss’ at the location, if the Express lane Southbound (to Cork) isn’t fixed.  When...
by Seán Creedon Last week I drove the Opel Combo Life and during the week the car reminded all the family of the Peugeot Rifter, which I had driven a few months back. The...
SEAT’s Tarraco SUV will soon be available as a plug-in hybrid FR model, as well as in a sporty FR trim for other engine variants. The new Tarraco plug-in hybrid form’s part of SEAT’s strategy...

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