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New Car Registrations down 9% as Industry turns its focus to 2018

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations for the month of November were down -9% (687) when compared to (754) November 2016, with new cars registrations year to date down -10% (131,200) on the same period last year (146,215). Registrations in the new Commercial vehicle sector seen a decrease in the Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) sector with registrations down -12% (580) on November 2016 (656) and year to date are down

The Average Age of Cars on Irish Roads Falls recently put some figures together showing the average age of both original Irish and imported vehicles to Ireland.

The report shows us that between January and November 2017, that the age of privately owned, original Irish vehicles fell by 75 days. The age of vehicles between 1999 and 2017 fell by 112 due to buyers importing newer vehicles. New car registrations 2016 vs. 2017. The average age of original Irish vehicles is 8.62 years with imported vehicles averaging 9.02 years. The ove

MSL Grange Motors to move to state of the art showroom

MSL Grange Motors are on the move and getting ready for a brand new showroom this December

The countdown is on as MSL Grange Motors get closer to moving into their freshly built premises on Pottery Road off the N11 in Dublin. We're told that the new showroom will be opened this December. An investment of €4million has been made to MSL's South Dublin service centre and the premises will hold a twenty-car showroom, a technologically advanced workshop and a fully-stocked parts department. We h

New Audi Centre in South Dublin sets a benchmark for Audi dealers in Europe

Incredible new Audi Centre offers hotel-like hospitality in service industry

A word which appears to be over-used these days is "Awesome". I'm guilty of it myself - in fact, I used it in yesterday's review of the brand-new Kia Stinger (that's a nice way of getting a link in!). However, "Awesome" is one of the few words that I can use to describe the €20million investment that is the new 10,000 square metre Audi Centre in Dublin. Audi Centre, first floor Now, for fear of you thinking that thi

Skoda releases details on all-new Skoda Karoq

Skoda Ireland releases prices and spec for the brand-new Skoda Karoq

We’ve been anxiously awaiting a drive in the new Skoda Karoq and as of this afternoon, we are closer to having an Irish drive of the new Yeti replacement. Skoda Ireland has announced that the Karoq will be priced from €27,715. Watch our first encounter with the new Skoda Karoq  Skoda Ireland has opted to start the range from the second level trim, which explains why the price does not start for less. This price t

Dublin GAA launches new Subaru XV Crossover & Impreza

Subaru, with the help of the Sam Maguire Cup and some legendary Dublin hurlers and footballers, launch the all-new Subaru XV Crossover and the all-new Impreza

Subaru Ireland have officially launched the all-new Subaru XV Crossover and the all-new Subaru Impreza at Bull Island on Dollymount Strand in Dublin. Both vehicles are the first to be built on the new Subaru Global Platform. Dublin GAA Senior Footballers Paul Flynn and Eoghan O’Gara were joined by Dublin Hurlers Eoghan O’Donnell

The New Audi A7 Sportback

Audi have released the 2018 A7 and it is definitely on my shopping list!

After the successful launch earlier this year of the A8, Audi have unveiled its newest model – The 2018 Audi A7. Available to purchase from February 2018, the new A7 is the company’s luxury four door coupe. The A7 takes its design language from the recent Audi A8 in being edgy and bold. The grill is wider and lower than that of the A8. The long, sloping roof line makes it distinguishable as an A7. The boot lid f

Nissan Suspends Vehicle Production in Japan

Nissan Japan has suspended production for atleast two weeks with over 1.2 million vehicles recalled. 

Nissan Japan has announced the temporary closure of all six of its manufacturing plants for at least two weeks after a major recall of its domestically sold vehicles. The recall has resulted in a cost of $222m and the recall of 1.2 million vehicles sold over the last three years with this number possibly expanding by a further 38,000 units. Image from Siyuwj under Creative Commons The recall

New car registrations down 17% for September

New car registrations remain 10% year on year after 17% drop in September

Yet again, the Irish car market has seen a dip in new car registrations. SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) has reported a 17% drop in new car registrations for September in comparison with the same month last year. September of this year saw 3,916 new cars registered, however, the same month in 2016 resulted in 4,707 registrations. According to SIMI, the year-to-date figure is 10% down in comparison with last year.

SEAT reveals pricing for all new SEAT Arona

Today, Seat Ireland has revealed pricing for the all new Seat Arona ahead of its official arrival to the Irish market in November. Neil Dalton, Head of Marketing and Product at SEAT Ireland commented; “With every new model we introduce, one of our priorities is to ensure the pricing and specification is competitive for the market here in Ireland, and that we continue to provide value for our customers. We’re confident that we have achieved the best value vehicle in this rapidly growi