Updated: 06/07/16 : 12:45:14
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Volvo XC90 wins Auto Express 'Best Large SUV' award...again

The Volvo XC90 has been named 'Best Large SUV' at the Auto Express New Car Awards – for the second year in a row.The XC90 beat new competition from Audi, Jaguar, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz to claim the award, which was presented at a prestigious ceremony held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London, on Tuesday 5th July 2016.Commenting on the award, Auto Express's editor-in-chief, Steve Fowler, said: "Last year's Auto Express Car of the [...]  Read More...

Updated: 06/07/16 : 12:56:48
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VW launches motor insurance to Irish market

Another first from Volkswagen bank sees the launch of Volkswagen Bank Motor Insurance. Just in time for July 1st, for a limited time only 162 Volkswagen Up! and Polo models are now available with free motor insurance when you finance your new car through the Volkswagen Bank (subject to obtaining a quote and meeting underwriting criteria). This offer is available on both PCP and HP with APR’s from as low as 3.9% typical APR, Free Insurance and [...]  Read More...

Updated: 06/07/16 : 13:05:31
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ŠKODA introduces new 1.0TSI petrol engine

ŠKODA Ireland have announced that they will introduce a new 1.0TSI petrol engine in their Octavia model this July. Not only will this be the first time a three cylinder engine will be used in the Octavia; ŠKODA will be the first brand in the Volkswagen Group to launch this particular engine on the MQB platform. Turbo charging will result in a healthy 115bhp power output form this unit. Exact figures have yet to be confirmed however significant [...]  Read More...

Updated: 06/07/16 : 13:12:28
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161 registrations top 100,000 up 23%

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) issued the official 161 car sales figures for the first half of the year. New car registrations were up + 23% (101,338) ahead on the same period last year (82,337) while the month of June saw an increase of 12% (1,626) compared to June 2015 (1,448).In the business sector Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV), are currently up 9% (867) on June last year (799) and year to date are up 26% [...]  Read More...