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Archive for July, 2012

Mercedes-Benz to Launch New GL-Class

Mercedes-Benz to Launch New GL-Class

The largest SUV Mercedes has to offer and one of the most luxurious around the new GL Class promises new standards in comfort, dynamics, safety, elegance and efficiency. It is according to Mercedes the S-Class among off-road vehicles. There are three models on offer: the GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC with a V6 diesel engine, the [...]

The New Honda CR-V

Honda Tops Annual Car Reliability Survey

  Honda is celebrating after being named the most reliable used car brand in the annual What Car? and Warranty Direct reliability survey for an unprecedented seventh year in a row. According to the report which Honda has topped since 2005, Honda cars are the least likely to leave passengers stranded by the roadside with [...]

Mercedes Benz’s First Luxury Diesel Hybrid

Mercedes Benz’s First Luxury Diesel Hybrid

The new diesel-powered Mercedes Benz E 300 BlueTec Hybrid will be available here in the next few weeks. According to Mercedes Benz this is the world’s most economical luxury-class model. The new E300 Hybrid delivers fuel consumption of just 4.2-litres of diesel per 100km – a return close to 70 miles per gallon in old [...]

ECOmove’s QBEAK electric car set to launch in 2012

ECOmove’s QBEAK electric car set to launch in 2012

The Danish EV concept developer and manufacturer, ECOmove, have taken another step towards realizing the goal of launching their first EV in 2012. ECOmove´s designers and engineers have rethought the e-car concept from scratch, and the result is a unique and handy city car formed and equipped as a future means of transportation. For the [...]

Irish Ferries Appoints New Head of Passenger Sales

Irish Ferries Appoints New Head of Passenger Sales

Dermot Merrigan has been appointed Head of Passenger Sales for Ireland – UK/France ferry operator Irish Ferries.    Dermot joined Irish Ferries twenty-two years ago and has extensive experience within the company’s passenger business. Previously he held the posts of Contact Centre Manager and, before that, Commercial Coordinator with Irish Ferries Holidays.   A native [...]

Honda’s Next-Generation CR-V

Honda’s Next-Generation CR-V

Honda has revealed the first images of their new fourth-generation Honda CR-V SUV.  Due to go on sale here before the end of this year the all new model promises to be more efficient with reduced emissions. Designed exclusively for the European markets, the new CR-V sports  restyled front bumpers and LED daytime running lights. [...]

New Kia Carens to Debut at Paris Motor Show

New Kia Carens to Debut at Paris Motor Show

   Kia’s all-new Carens compact MPV will make its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show on September 27. With a completely fresh, sleek, cab-forward design, lower roofline, longer wheelbase, larger wheels and chrome beltline accent, the new Carens has been conceived around the theme ‘dynamic space’. The new Carens will combine striking looks with [...]

Redesigned Inside and Out, Audi’s New Q5 Arrives in Autumn

Redesigned Inside and Out, Audi’s New Q5 Arrives in Autumn

The new and improved Audi Q5 opens will be priced from €40,395 for the 2.0TDI 143 version when it arrives here in September. The engine range has been updated significantly and with enhanced performance and improved fuel economy. The 2.0TDI 143 with 320NM of torque is the entry point to the range and with emissions [...]

The Future of Car Dealerships in Ireland

The Future of Car Dealerships in Ireland

Car dealerships, like most businesses in Ireland, have been badly affected by the devastated economy. For those fortunate to have remained in employment,increased taxes and reduced wages have taken a huge slice out of disposable income. Austerity has been imposed on house hold budgets such that replacing the car has become an unattainable goal on [...]

The three door Veloster

Symmetry with Style – Hyundai Veloster 1.6 GDi

  Hyundai’s new Veloster is one of the most distinctive cars around. Aiming to combine the style of a coupe with the practicality of a hatchback we find out if it lives up to that promise. A three door, low slung coupe the Veloster competes with VW’s Scirocco, the Opel Astra GTC and the Renault [...]

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