Opel has shown first photos of its latest Corsa styling, for a car that will arrive in Ireland towards the end of this year, writes Brian Byrne.

The substantially revised front brings the car’s styling right into line with more recent models changes and there are also significant changes to the interior trim and design.

The car will be offered with two fully electric powertrains of 136hp and 156hp with rated ranges of 357km-402km respectively. There will also be a full hybrid version.

More details on price and specification closer to launch here.Your local dealer in Meath is Navan Opel located at Liscarton, Kells road, Navan.



A new all-season tyre from Continental will be available here from July, writes Brian Byrne. The Continental AllSeasonContact 2 represents an ideal tyre for Irish conditions, which can range through sun, drizzle, heavy rain and back to sun … all in one summer’s day.

And in winter, as Ireland’s climate is less severe than in many of our neighbours on the continent, the AllSeasonContact 2 is still amply capable for safe and anxiety-free motoring for all kinds of cars, but especially those in constant use for ferrying families about their various interests and destinations. Mud and snow are well dealt with by what Continental describe as their ‘most technologically advanced yet’.

New materials in the tyre’s construction and innovations in the tread pattern and compound have resulted in a six per cent reduction in rolling resistance compared to the tyre’s predecessor and have increased mileage by 15 per cent, without compromising on safety.

According to Tom Dennigan of Continental Tyres Ireland, “they really are the ideal choice for our mild Irish climate.”