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    Ford opens new Silicon Valley research unit

    by  • January 26, 2015 • Motoring News, Technology

    2015 Ford Research and Innovation Center Palo Alto

    Ford aims to have one of the largest automotive manufacturer research facilities in Silicon Valley by the end of 2015 with the opening of its Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto. While Ford opened its first office in Silicon Valley in 2012, this new facility aims to accelerate the development of ‘technologies and...

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    Spring launch for new Peugeot 308 GT

    by  • January 23, 2015 • Motoring News

    2015 Peugeot 308 GT exterior front right dynamic

    Peugeot is promising a ‘performance-oriented and dynamic drive with excellent body control’ in the new Peugeot 308 GT, which is due in Ireland in the spring. The new model joins the award winning Peugeot 308 and will be available in both hatchback and SW (estate) variants. Peugeot says that both models ‘offer assertive new...

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    March date for new BMW 1 Series

    by  • January 20, 2015 • Motoring News

    2015 BMW 1 Series urban line exterior front left dynamic

    The new BMW 1 Series is expected to go on sale in Ireland at the end of March. Available in both three- and five-door models, the new generation boasts ‘interior and exterior design enhancements’, as well as an ‘increased level of standard specification’. BMW says the driver-focused cockpit in the new model is an...

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    Geneva launch for SsangYong Tivoli

    by  • January 15, 2015 • Motoring News

    2015 SsangYong Tivoli exterior front right static

    SsangYong has announced a new addition to its lineup. The SsangYong Tivoli compact SUV will be debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and is expected in Ireland by the summer. The Korean car company says that the Tivoli ‘is a car that offers the fusion of great design and sensible practicality, as...

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    New Ford GT supercar unveiled at Detroit

    by  • January 13, 2015 • Motoring News

    2015 Ford GT exterior front left static

    Ford has announced details of the new Ford GT supercar, which will be available in Ireland from next year. It says the new model ‘sets new standards for Ford innovation through performance with advances in light-weighting, aerodynamics and ultra-efficient EcoBoost engine’. The GT is powered by the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever –...

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    New Volkswagen Passat arrives in Ireland

    by  • January 13, 2015 • Motoring News

    2015 Volkswagen Passat exterior front right static

    The new Volkswagen Passat is now available to buy in Ireland. Volkswagen says the eight-generation model boasts a brand new design, new technologies and new engines. It’s being offered in a choice of two petrol and three diesel engines, including the 1.4-litre 150 TSI petrol which uses Volkswagen’s Active Cylinder Technology. This promises ‘significant...

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    New Jaguar F-PACE crossover announced

    by  • January 12, 2015 • Motoring News

    2016 Jaguar F-PACE rear teaser

    There’s a new Jaguar on the way. Based on the C-X17 concept car, the new Jaguar F-PACE is expected to go on sale in 2016. Jaguar describes the F-PACE as a ‘highly-efficient five-seat performance crossover underpinned by Jaguar’s innovative aluminium-intensive architecture and advanced suspension system’. It says it will ‘deliver an unrivalled blend of...

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    New Seat Leon ST Cupra for summer launch

    by  • January 9, 2015 • Motoring News

    2015 Seat Leon ST Cupra front left static

    The new Seat Leon ST Cupra will be premiered at the Geneva Motor Show in March, ahead of its Irish launch in the summer. The high performance estate model follows the hugely popular Seat Leon Cupra hatchback. Seat says it ‘combines all the performance of the CUPRA with the versatility of the ST estate...

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