Motoring

Volkswagen has joined forces with an iconic Jedi master for the launch of the ID. Buzz. The company launches sales activities for its iconic van, the ID. Buzz1 with a stand-out collaboration with “Obi-Wan Kenobi”; the all-new limited Star...
Change in cultural perception of the automotive industry overall, flexible working environment and opportunities still needed!A new survey carried out by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) found that 71% of respondents would recommend a career in...
I like the way Volvo call their electric cars Recharge. Well that’s what you have to do, re-charge the car before you head off. In the case of the C40 that I drove last week that charge is fairly...
Tyre checks recommended for drivers to save on rising petrol and diesel costsPetrol and diesel prices have surged to record highs in recent weeks, as Ireland and Europe suffer the shocks from the ongoing energy crisis.And even though the...
Last week I was driving the best-selling car in the world, the Toyota Corolla. Toyota have been producing their famous Corolla since 1966 and some of us are old enough to remember what happened in 1966, England won the...
The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), released the official 221 new vehicle registration figures for April.New car registrations for April were up 10.3% (7,886) when compared to April 2021 (7,147). Registrations year to date are up 4.7% (57,776)...
2022 is an anniversary year for Opel: the company has been making innovations affordable for everyone for 160 years, whilst at the same time one of its biggest bestsellers is celebrating its 40th birthday.The Opel Corsa revolutionised the...
Kia Corporation and The Ocean Cleanup have formally commenced a seven-year cooperation to explore innovative ways to co-create solutions that will support a more sustainable future.Ho Sung Song, President and CEO of Kia Corporation and Boyan Slat, Founder and...
In 2022, Opel is celebrating a very special anniversary. Founded by Adam Opel in August 1862, the company rose from humble sewing machine beginnings, to become first a global leader in bicycle manufacturing, then a pioneer in automotive engineering....
Maxol has announced the launch of its loyalty app, the first of its kind in Ireland to implement FuelPay, a feature that allows customers to pay for their fuel, from their vehicle, in the palm of their hand.With extensive research and...
The Skoda Fabia has been a popular mid-size car since it was launched in 1999. I have driven a few versions over the years, like the RS, Monte Carlo and the estate or Combi version.We got a second generation...
The successful model gets an upgrade: ŠKODA has used a more refined design language, sustainable materials, new technologies and a choice of efficient latest-generation EVO engines.Since its launch as the second SUV model range in 2017, more than...

REVIEW: Suzuki Jimny

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Fifty-two years ago, Suzuki introduced the Jimny, a neat jeep that you can take off road if needed. It used to be a four-seater, but I can tell you that my wife was not too happy last week when...

REVIEW: Peugeot 5008

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I have often said before on these pages, that colour is so important when buying a new car. You might go into a garage looking for one brand, but then you see a colour that really catches your eye...
Opel has announced pricing and equipment for the new Grandland range, ahead of its arrival on Irish forecourts this April. Elegantly sporty and proudly displaying the new signature Opel Vizor brand face, it is host to a stunning new...
Kia’s popular Niro crossover has been entirely redesigned from the ground up to meet the complex and diverse needs of today’s environmentally-conscious car users.Three state-of-the-art electrified powertrains, sustainable interior materials and exceptional safety performance combine to ensure the...

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