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Archive for September, 2012

The world's most powerful electric car

Mercedes-Benz Reveals Guilt Free Supercar

Mercedes-Benz unveiled their new electric supercar in Paris this week, the SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive. The most powerful AMG high-performance vehicle of all time, it has four electric motors producing a total output of 740hp (552 kW) and a maximum torque of 1000 Nm. As a result, the gullwing model has become the world’s fastest [...]

Third generation version of the five-door A3 debuts with more style and more room thanks to longer wheelbase

Paris Starts Here ……….. An A – Z Guide of the Paris Motor Show

From concept to production, what you can expect to see at the Paris Motor Show 2012.  Aston Martin Vanquish super GT            Audi A3 Sportback RS 5 cabriolet The latest addition to the A5 line-up shares its 450hp 4.2 litre V8 engine with the two-year old coupe. S3 Sporty version of the new A3 is expected to go [...]

The 21st Century Beetle Arrives

The 21st Century Beetle Arrives

One of the most successful cars ever sold, the Beetle is the symbol of the Volkswagen brand. Now an all new Beetle has just arrived that promises to shed its feminine appeal in favour of a more universal one. More muscular and sportier the new Beetle is longer, wider and lower than before. There are [...]

Michael Leonard, Dealer Principal and George Harbourne, Peugeot Managing Director. Back row from left to right are: Ken Leonard and Des Cannon, Peugeot Sales and Marketing Director.

Leonards Motors Appointed Main Peugeot Dealers

Peugeot  has announced the appointment of Leonards Motors, Limerick City to the Peugeot Dealer Network, headed by Managing Director, Michael Leonard. Leonards Motors, a family run business, was established by Michael Leonard in 1970 in John Street, Limerick. The Dealership moved to its present location on Mulgrave Street in 1987 to allow further growth. Based [...]

The New Mini Paceman

The New Mini Paceman

Due here in March 2013 the all new MINI Paceman has been unveiled. Styled as a coupé interpretation of the Countryman this new version is the seventh different bodystyle to come from one tiny car. Based on the five-door Countryman crossover the Mini Paceman has two fewer doors than the Countryman Packed with MINI character [...]

World Premiere for all-new Kia pro_cee’d at Paris Motor Show

World Premiere for all-new Kia pro_cee’d at Paris Motor Show

Kia will reveal the third member of its second-generation cee’d family, the all-new pro_cee’d three-door hatchback, at the Paris Motor Show on 27 September.  The sophisticated new pro_cee’d features all the improvements made to the cee’d five-door and cee’d Sportswagon, while dramatically progressing the enhanced sporty appearance that made its predecessor so popular.  “This car [...]

The new Auris Hybrid will deliver class-leading efficiency

Toyota Reveals Paris Line-Up

Auris A new Auris will also be unveiled in Paris. Promising improved dynamics, more distinctive styling, higher equipment levels and better fuel efficiency a range of petrol and diesels, as well as a hybrid option will be available from launch early next year. From the exterior the new ‘face’ of Toyota is apparent in the [...]

Jennifer Mullan racing at Mondello

2013 Mondello Park Become A Racing Driver Competition Launched

Mondello Park and Sheane Cars today announced details of its Become A Racing Driver competition which will turn one lucky winner from Motor Racing wannabe into a competitive race driver in time for the start of the 2013 Irish Motor Racing season. The competition is only open to drivers who have never previously held a [...]

Volkswagen Unveils Golf Mk7

Volkswagen Unveils Golf Mk7

Volkswagen has unveiled its new Golf to the public at an event in Berlin. Despite bearing more than a passing resemblance to the first Golf launched 36 years ago VW are keen to stress this is a brand new car. It is lighter, longer and more efficient than its predecessor. The new Golf is also safer than ever, [...]

Peugeot 208 GTi Gets the Green Light

Peugeot 208 GTi Gets the Green Light

Following the successful launch of the new 208 in June this year Peugeot has confirmed a production version of the GTi will be at the Paris Motor Show next month.  The three door 208 sports a widened track by 10mm at the front and 20mm at the rear. Weighing just 1160kg, the 208 GTi achieves [...]

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