• Posts Tagged ‘Volkswagen’

    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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    First Drive: Volkswagen Golf Mk7

    by  • December 12, 2012 • Car Reviews, First Drives

    2013 Volkswagen Golf exterior front left dynamic

    More than 200,000 Volkswagen Golfs have been sold in Ireland since the marque was launched in 1974, and Volkswagen believes there are currently 81,000 on the road in this country. The Golf has long been a phenomenal success for the German car maker. It has taken the number 1 spot in its segment in...

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    New Volkswagen Golf in December

    by  • October 15, 2012 • Motoring News

    2012 Volkswagen Golf exterior front

    The all new Volkswagen Golf will arrive in Ireland in December, with prices starting from €19,995. Volkswagen says the new model is lighter, more advanced, safer, bigger, more efficient and better equipped than its predecessor. The new Golf will be available here in three trim levels at launch – Trendline, Comfortline and Highline, with...

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    New Volkswagen Beetle arrives in Ireland

    by  • September 21, 2012 • Motoring News

    2012 Volkswagen Beetle exterior front right

    The 21st Century Beetle is all grown up and has now arrived in Ireland. Volkswagen says the new Beetle is more affordable and accessible to drivers and offers ‘an emotional, sporty and practical everyday driving experience’. The new Volkswagen Beetle is available with a number of engine options, including a new 1.6-litre 105bph diesel,...

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    New Volkswagen Golf in December

    by  • September 5, 2012 • Motoring News

    2012 Volkswagen Golf exterior side left

    A December date has been announced for the arrival of the new Volkswagen Golf. Completely redesigned, much to the benefit of the taller driver, the Golf promises to be safer, bigger and more comfortable. The front seats have been set 20mm further back than in the current model and rear passengers have 15mm more...

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    Volkswagen Caddy now parks itself

    by  • August 13, 2012 • Motoring News, Technology

    2012 Volkswagen Caddy rear left park assist

    Park Assist is now available in the Volkswagen Caddy. Volkswagen believes that this system, which allows the vehicle to choose the spot and to literally park itself, makes the Caddy even more suited to urban delivery traffic. The feature is activated by pressing a button on the centre console at speed of up to...

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    Volkswagen’s new city car really adds up!

    by  • August 8, 2012 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2012 Volkswagen up! exterior left front

    The Volkswagen up! is perhaps the only car on the road at the moment with an exclamation mark in its name, and that punctuation point could stand for all the surprises the teeny tiny little city car has to offer. First off, it’s much roomier than you’d expect. And, it’s also much faster than...

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    Dublin Fully Charged with EV summit

    by  • July 12, 2012 • Motoring News

    2012 Renault Fluence Z.E. - ESB charging station

    There are ‘exciting new challenges and new opportunities’ ahead in the bid to ensure Ireland meets its electric vehicle target of 10 per cent of passenger cars by 2020, ESB boss Pat O’Doherty told delegates at the Fully Charged International Electric Vehicle Summit. The event, which was held in Dublin, attracted more than 260...

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