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Archive for July, 2012

Seat Adds Spanish Flavour to the New Leon

Seat Adds Spanish Flavour to the New Leon

Sporting new looks and attitude Seat’s New Leon is due to go on sale here in February 2013 with prices starting at under €20,000. The Leon has been completely redesigned from the ground up and is packed full of high-end technologies – in its driving assistance systems, in infotainment, in its chassis and drive. The [...]

Toyota extends association with Paul O’Connell Until 2015

Toyota extends association with Paul O’Connell Until 2015

Toyota Ireland extend their relationship with Munster and Ireland rugby hero Paul O’Connell until 2015. The 85 time capped Irish Rugby international, who has opted for the new generation Land Cruiser as his car of choice, has been a Toyota brand ambassador since 2010. Commenting on today’s announcement, Ian Corbett, Marketing Operations Manager for Toyota [...]

The price of the new Dacia Duster is just €14,990

Aiming to Clean Up, The Dacia Duster

    The all-new Dacia Duster is coming to Ireland and is available from €14,990. It will be in Irish showrooms in January 2013 but you can test drive and order the Duster now through the Dacia Dealership.  The Dacia formula, providing functional cars that are designed to be neither longer nor wider than required, [...]

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster Roars In

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster Roars In

Aston Martin is lifting the lid on an extreme new sports car with the global debut of the V12 Vantage Roadster. The V12 Vantage Roadster’s 6.0-litre engine, mated as in the Coupe to a six-speed manual gearbox, generates 517 PS at 6,500 rpm and a muscular 570 Nm of torque at 5,750 rpm. The naturally-aspirated [...]

Space Age Hatchback – The Honda Civic 2.2 i-DTEC

Space Age Hatchback – The Honda Civic 2.2 i-DTEC

Now in its ninth generation, the Civic has been Honda’s most successful car. Radical on the outside and futuristic on the inside, the new Honda Civic is still one of the most distinctive cars around.  When it first launched the Civic was like nothing else on the road, is was sharp, angular and bold. The [...]

Proving Size Doesn’t Matter – The Ford Focus 1.0 litre EcoBoost

Proving Size Doesn’t Matter – The Ford Focus 1.0 litre EcoBoost

 Powered by a tiny 1.0-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost engine, the Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost   manages   the same amount of power as from a 1.6 litre engine! Ford has taken downsizing to a whole new level and offers this 1.0 litre engine with two outputs; a 74kW/170Nm with a five-speed manual or 91kW/170Nm with a six-speed [...]

BMW 3 Series – 3 is the Magic Number

BMW 3 Series – 3 is the Magic Number

Accounting for a fifth of all total BMW sales worldwide there is no underestimating the importance of the 3 series saloon. The sixth-generation 3-series, long the benchmark for performance saloons is lighter, longer and faster than its predecessor. Equipped with a range of new engines and gearboxes the new 3 series charts a different course for [...]

The All New Lexus GS

The All New Lexus GS

The fourth generation Lexus GS saloon has arrived in Ireland. Priced significantly less than its predecessor, Lexus aims to lure buyers away from their Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Inside and out it is completely new. Dramatic, bold and distinctive Lexus have certainly ditched evolution in favour of revolution with the styling [...]

Powerful, polished and frugal – BMW 116D Urban

Powerful, polished and frugal – BMW 116D Urban

BMW’s new 1-series might not look much different from the outside, but behind the wheel is a totally different story. The new version is more efficient, more powerful and more spacious! The 1-series was never universally acclaimed when it first launched in 2004. Criticized for being cramped and badly built none of this did anything [...]

It’s Tough at The Top – Toyota Land Cruiser 3.0 D4D

It’s Tough at The Top – Toyota Land Cruiser 3.0 D4D

To mark 60 years of production Toyota have unleashed the revamped version of their mighty Land Cruiser. A raft of hi-tech features has been introduced that are designed to improve its road manners. Test Car Powering our test car is a 3-litre D4D engine. This engine has been re-engineered and the results are an increase [...]

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