Motoring

FORD GOING ALL-ELECTRIC IN EUROPE

  An electric version of the Ford Puma will be part of the brand's push towards all-electric vehicles in Europe goal, writes Brian Byrne. At a special online event, the carmaker outlined it accelerated strategy which see it introduce three new electric passenger...

REVISED DUSTER RETAINS ITS SENSE OF PLACE

By Brian Byrne When Dacia introduced its second-generation Duster here in late 2018, it registered as a big improvement on its first version. Although retaining the design cues which had helped make it one of the most recognisable compact SUV models, much was changed,...

NISSAN HELPS FAI DON THE GREEN JERSEY

Nissan is supplying a new fleet of electric vehicles to help the FAI grow the game at all levels across Ireland and to develop a new generation of young Irish footballers, including Irish international players. A team of 21 coaches, development officers, and admin...

Brian Byrne Previews DS Crossback

            By Brian Byrne The DS 3 Crossback is the premium level of three different brand models in the PSA element of the Stellantis automotive group. There’s the DS 3, the Citroen C3, and the Peugeot 208, all cousins under the French...

Motoring Fuel UP 17%

The annual cost of filling your car has increased by 17pc in the past year, as fuel prices reach new record highs, writes Trish Whelan. AA Ireland also notes that fuel prices are at their highest since they started recording figures in 1991. The national average price...

KIA EV6 WINS IRISH CAR OF THE YEAR 2022

The Kia EV6 was named as the Continental Tyres Irish Car of the Year for 2022 at an awards ceremony last week at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, writes Trish Whelan. Motoring journalists from print, online and broadcasting hosted the event, which was attended by...

Motoring Shorts

NEW RENAULT AUSTRAL IN FINAL DEVELOPMENT The upcoming Renault Austral crossover is now in the final stages of production and testing, writes Brian Byrne. A hundred pre-production Australs are about to be driven across France, Spain, Germany and Romania by 900,...

FIESTA RETAINS LOYAL AFFECTION

  Brian Byrne Though the Ford Fiesta nameplate has been around since 1976, it is by no means the oldest car model name in the world — that title belongs to the Chevrolet Suburban, a name that goes back to 1934 and is today a large SUV. But Fiesta is a staple of...