Mercedes to host sale of some 500 used cars in dealerships nationwide
Published 26/02/2012 | 05:00
Mercedes-Benz have said that 'all the stars will be out' on the weekend from Thursday, March 1 to Sunday, March 4 next when members of their main dealer network host a used car sale in showrooms across the country.
Recognising that March can be a popular time for customers to source a used car, every Mercedes-Benz dealer in Ireland will remain open from 9am until 6pm on each of the four days of the event. On the Sunday, the dealerships will be open from noon to 4pm.
All cars presented for sale in each dealership will be covered by Mercedes-Benz's own Star Select Approved Used Car warranty.
In line with previous Mercedes-Benz used car sales, it is estimated that some 500 cars will be offered for sale over the four days of the event.
Hyundai takes over MSL dealerships
HYUNDAI Cars Ireland Ltd has confirmed that it has reached an agreement with Motor Services Limited (MSL) whereby the company's dealerships at MSL Park Motors, Navan Road, and MSL Grange Motors, Deansgrange, will become main dealerships for Hyundai.
Hyundai, a brand that is increasing its market share in Ireland, is delighted to join forces with MSL, one of Ireland's most successful car retail operations. The agreement comes into effect from April 1.
Civic receives five-star safety rating
THE new Honda Civic (below) has been rated one of Europe's safest cars, according to new independent crash-testing results from Euro NCAP. And Euro NCAP have also announced that they are extending Honda's Advanced NCAP reward for its Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) technology to include the new Civic.
The new Honda Civic received the five-star Euro NCAP Overall Safety Rating and Advanced NCAP Award for Safety Innovation last week. Five stars is the maximum rating that Euro NCAP awards.
The rating scheme focuses on the car's overall safety performance -- which gives consumers an easy-to-understand single score.
The system considers occupant protection, child protection, pedestrian protection and the availability of driver aids.
Since the introduction of Euro NCAP's new rating scheme all Honda models tested have achieved five stars.
ESB ecars launches electric cars app
ESB ecars have announced the launch of ecar connect iPhone and android app.
The app provides charge point location information, navigation and the charge point type (standard or fast) as well as the location of future charge points.
The app also provides users with the latest news from ESB ecars.
The ecar connect app gives the drivers of electric cars the opportunity to locate charge points in Ireland as well as to keep updated on the infrastructure that is being rolled out nationwide.
It also offers owners of electric cars an opportunity to view charge points that are available in the destinations that they intend travelling to.
The aim of the new app is to achieve a seamless user experience connecting the smartphone, electric car and charging infrastructure.
In line with the launch of the charge-point management system, the later phases of the app will include real-time information about whether the charge point is in use or not, as well as a charge-point reservation system.
Sunday Independent Supplement