Motoring

VW MULTIVAN COMING NEXT SPRING

VW MULTIVAN COMING NEXT SPRING

Volkswagen's replacement for the Caravelle people-carrier, the Multivan, will go on sale in Ireland in the spring of 2022, writes Brian Byrne. At an indicative starting price of €55,835, the vehicle will be available with up to seven seats and in three...

NEW GENERATION LAND CRUISER

NEW GENERATION LAND CRUISER

This is the new generation Toyota Land Cruiser, the first full change to the model since 2007, writes Brian Byrne. Debuted in an online presentation from Dubai, the 300 Series Land cruiser will go on sale in its first European markets from later in the...

NEW NCT TEST REGIME

NEW NCT TEST REGIME

The National Car Test has introduced On-Board Diagnostics Testing (OBD) as part of the NCT Test from 21 June 2021, writes Brian Byrne. The testing is related to the implementation of EU Directive 2014/45. OBD is a computer system in a car that tracks and...

SMARTPHONE CAR SECURITY SYSTEM FOR FORD OWNERS

SMARTPHONE CAR SECURITY SYSTEM FOR FORD OWNERS

Ford is making available to owners of passenger cars its smartphone-connected security system SecuriAlert, writes Brian Byrne. Formerly known as Guard Mode, the system was introduced for commercial vehicles earlier this year. SecuriAlert uses the FordPass...

SEAT’S ATECA IS A SENSIBLE FAMILY CHOICE

SEAT’S ATECA IS A SENSIBLE FAMILY CHOICE

by Brian Byrne. It would be easy to say that the various brands in the Volkswagen Group simply make small revisions to style and then are clones of each other. It's a bit more subtle than that, though. Like the SEAT Ateca, a compact SUV that does share...

NEW QASHQAI ON SALE

NEW QASHQAI ON SALE

by Brian Byrne. Nissan's new generation Qashqai is now available to order at a starting price of €30,500, writes Brian Byrne. The latest version of the crossover first launched in 2007 comes with mild hybrid electrification which provides acceleration...

PRICE REVEALED FOR KIA EV6

PRICE REVEALED FOR KIA EV6

by Brian Byrne. Pricing for the new dedicated electric car from Kia, the EV6, will start at €55,000, writes Brian Byrne. A GT Line grade will be available priced from €59,345. This will have styling details, as well as larger alloys, non-animal leather...

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR AUDI Q4 E-TRON

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR AUDI Q4 E-TRON

by Brian Byrne. Audi Ireland has set up a pre-registration service for potential buyers of the new Q4 e-tron electric SUV, to provide priority access for the first batch of cars when they come to Ireland later this year, writes Brian Byrne. A €950...

CUPRA BRAND EXTENDS DEALER NETWORK

CUPRA BRAND EXTENDS DEALER NETWORK

Cupra Ireland has announced four new retailers to its dealer network in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Waterford, writes Trish Whelan. This brings the number of its retailers across Ireland to eight. The growing Cupra range includes the Leon, Leon Sportstourer,...

RETURN TO MEGANE WITH ELECTRIC TRIMMINGS

RETURN TO MEGANE WITH ELECTRIC TRIMMINGS

by Brian Byrne. As estate cars go — and regular readers will know that I like the format — the current version of the Renault Megane Sport Tourer is one of the more beautiful on the mass market. A fact of which I was reminded when I collected one a couple...