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Motoring trends and some predictions for 2020

The total number of new cars sold in 2019 fell by 6.8 per cent to 117,031 units compared to 2018. Interestingly, Skoda Ireland tells us that it is projecting a slightly more optimistic result in 2020, with 120,000 passenger vehicle sales forecasted.

‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ during the long winter nights

You know it makes sense to wear high visibility clothing, carry torches and take appropriate precautions when using the roads.

World distance record set for a hydrogen-powered vehicle

French aeronaut and president of the Solar Impulse Foundation, Bertrand Piccard has broken the world record for the longest distance traveled in a hydrogen-powered vehicle on a single refuelling.

Car parts recovered and one man arrested

As part of ‘Operation Thor’ in Co. Westmeath and ongoing investigations targeting an organised criminal group involved in motor car theft, Gardaí carried out a search of business premises in Mullingar today.

SUVs make up 40 per cent of total Euro cars registrations

European car registration results show ever-increasing consumer demand for SUVs and electrified vehicles. SUVs, in particular, were an important source of growth during last month.

Life-changing impact of serious injuries on our roads

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and An Garda Síochána have called on all road users to act responsibly and safely when using the roads throughout the Christmas and New Year period.

Monroe intelligent suspension on BMW 3-Series

Increasingly, many leading automakers are finding that intelligent suspensions are a smart choice for enhancing vehicle dynamics and giving consumers the ability to customise their vehicle’s ride performance.

Somora Motor Parts Yuasa battery training

Somora Motor Parts this month held its new special Yuasa battery training sessions throughout Ireland.

Innovative solution to aid reduction of roadside air pollution

A British company has utilised innovative technology, capable of detecting very low levels of toxic particulates emitted from diesel cars, well below the limits used by the existing MOT test in the UK.