Motoring

GENERA TYRES ‘GRABBER’ EXCLUSIVELY ON RAPTOR

GENERA TYRES ‘GRABBER’ EXCLUSIVELY ON RAPTOR

Ford's Ranger Raptor is now exclusively being fitted with the General Tyre Grabber AT3, writes Brian Byrne. General Tyre is one of the brands owned by Continental Tyres. The Grabber AT3 has been specifically designed to provide optimum performance both on-...

NEW TRANSPORTER DEBUTS SOON

NEW TRANSPORTER DEBUTS SOON

Volkswagen has teased the front lights signature of its next generation Transporter, which will debut in coming weeks, writes Brian Byrne. Built on Volkswagen Group's MQB front-drive architecture, the seventh generation of the van will include internal...

NEW CAMERA MIRROR FOR FORD VANS

NEW CAMERA MIRROR FOR FORD VANS

Ford has introduced a rear-view mirror for windowless vans which is a screen replacement for the usual mirror, writes Brian Byrne. The unit is available for Transit and Transit Custom vans from 2014 onwards. It can be ordered and fitted through any Ford...

NEW C-CLASS FOR SEPTEMBER LAUNCH HERE

NEW C-CLASS FOR SEPTEMBER LAUNCH HERE

Three decades since its original introduction as successor to the old 190 model, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has sold just under 11 million units worldwide, writes Trish Whelan. The latest version C—Class, set to launch here next September, will come with...

RENAULT’S CAPTUR PHEV A SMOOTH SHIFTER

RENAULT’S CAPTUR PHEV A SMOOTH SHIFTER

by Brian Byrne. More than a third of Renault's sales in Ireland are Capturs, and along with its hatchback sibling Clio they are responsible for six in every ten Renaults sold here. So the small car segment, and especially the small crossover part of it, is...

CUPRA LAUNCHES FORMENTOR

CUPRA LAUNCHES FORMENTOR

The new Cupra Formentor has now been officially launched in Ireland at a starting price of €37,135, writes Brian Byrne. The car is available in two grades, with petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains. In a virtual press conference with the Irish...

PEUGEOT REVEALS NEW 308

PEUGEOT REVEALS NEW 308

Peugeot has revealed details of its new 308, its compact hatchback first launched in 2007, writes Brian Byrne. The car will be on sale in Ireland in Q1 2022. The new 308 will have the new shield logo recently announced by the brand, and its front styling...

CHANGING ELECTRIC CAR TYRES? DO IT RIGHT

CHANGING ELECTRIC CAR TYRES? DO IT RIGHT

Continental Tyres is advising electric vehicle owners that when it comes to replacing tyres on their car, it is very important to choose carefully, writes Trish Whelan. According to Tom Dennigan of Continental Tyres Ireland, many early adopters who bought...

TOYOTA’S C-HR IS A DRIVE FOR THE COOL AT HEART

TOYOTA’S C-HR IS A DRIVE FOR THE COOL AT HEART

by Brian Byrne. I reviewed a more powerful version of the C-HR last year, one with 60hp more than the one I'm driving here. There's not a lot new I can say about the style and design than I did then, which was summed up in that it catches the eye, and the...

VW’S NEXT ELECTRIC CAR ARRIVES

VW’S NEXT ELECTRIC CAR ARRIVES

The second Volkswagen dedicated electric car model has just gone on sale in Ireland at a starting price of €35,436 after grants and including delivery, writes Brian Byrne. The crossover-format ID.4 is available with a choice of batteries, giving...