• Posts Tagged ‘saloon’

    Hopes for sales boost as 131 plates arrive

    by  • January 2, 2013 • Motoring News

    2013 New 131 Irish registration plate

    The Society of the Irish Motor Industry is hoping the new dual registration period, which came into effect yesterday, will boost new car sales in Ireland. The new system will see new cars registered between now and June issued with a 131 plate, while new cars issued in the second half of the year...

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    Skoda honours founders in Superb style

    by  • December 5, 2012 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2012 Skoda Superb L&K front right studio

    Who needs a limo when you can have a Skoda Superb, especially if that Superb is the L&K variant. The Skoda Superb is a very aptly named car – superbly specced and a car I enjoyed when I drove it last year. In fact, you might think that Skoda would be hard pressed to...

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    New Renault Fluence available to order

    by  • November 2, 2012 • Motoring News

    2013 Renault Fluence exterior front right

    Hot on the heels of the new Renault Clio, the new Renault Fluence is now available to order. Featuring Renault’s new styling identity, the new Fluence also offers LED daytime running lights and chrome/gloss black inserts. Inside, the roomy cabin has been further modernised with new upholsteries and digital instrumentation in all versions. The...

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    January date for new Mazda6

    by  • November 1, 2012 • Motoring News

    2013 Mazda6 exterior front saloon estate

    Mazda is expecting a ‘brand renaissance’ with the new Mazda6, which arrives in Ireland in mid-January. Priced from €27,995, Mazda’s flagship model will be available in both saloon and tourer (estate) body styles and the Japanese car maker is hoping it will not only retain current customers but will also attract new buyers to...

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    Life in the fast lane with Lexus GS 450h

    by  • September 19, 2012 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2012 Lexux GS 450h F Sport exterior front left dynamic

    Ready, Steady, Go! The acceleration in the Lexus GS 450h F-Sport model is something to behold, especially in Sport S+ mode – you really are pushed back into your seat as you hit the accelerator. The only problem is it ends way too soon as you reach the speed limit in seconds. Outwardly, the...

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    More driving pleasure in all new Mazda6

    by  • August 31, 2012 • Motoring News

    2013 Mazda6 saloon still exterior front left

    Mazda hopes to take the ‘joy of driving’ to an all new level with its all new Mazda6 saloon, which premiered this week at the Moscow International Motor Show. Following in the footsteps of the Mazda CX-5, the all new Mazda6 is the second vehicle from the Japanese car maker to adopt the full...

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    Kia Optima’s a real head-turner

    by  • August 15, 2012 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2012 Kia Optima exterior front right

    Kia combines striking good looks and a great spec to make its Optima a definite contender in the saloon segment. Boasting a massive cabin, the long, sleek four-door has plenty to offer both in terms of style and substance and its front lights move it up from the merely beautiful to the ‘striking looking’...

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    Mercedes-Benz E300 hybrid on the way

    by  • July 30, 2012 • Motoring News

    2012 Mercedes-Benz E300 Hybrid

    The wait is nearly over for the Irish launch of what Mercedes-Benz is calling ‘the world’s most economical luxury-class model’, the new Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTec Hybrid. Mercedes-Benz expects to have it in Ireland ‘within weeks’. Available in both saloon and estate models, the E300 Hybrid has a 2.2-litre diesel engine, which puts out 204bhp....

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