Friday 19 January 2018

Motoring Briefs: Mustang powers into Europe

FORD will reveal their powerhouse Mustang for Europe later this week.

They are also promising to unveil two new vehicles and a number of technologies at the special briefing. The new Mustang will be sold in Europe for the first time.

We will bring you all the news from the unveiling next week.

Cork takes another Seat

SEAT have appointed Finbarr Galvin Motors, Victoria Cross, Cork as a new dealership in the city – in addition to the existing outlet in Bandon.

The Bandon premises has been in business since 1975. The family-owned, independent dealership now employs 27.

Audi finance deals soar 37pc

AUDI here say there has been an increase of 37pc in its vehicle finance packages for this year. That's €44m in the first 10 months, with €121m loaned since 2009.

There is a customer acceptance rate of 82pc year-to-date. The Finance Personal Contract Plan (PCP) is the most popular.

'Free' parking for three hours

UP to three hours free parking is being waved under the noses of those with Easytrip tags up to the 17th of this month.

If you activate the parking function on an existing tag, or if you are already using the service, you can get up to three hours' free parking in designated car parks around Dublin.

Easytrip staff will be there to show you how to activate the parking function, we're told.

New Cork dealer for Merc commercials

MERCEDES is appointing Cork Truck Services as a main sales dealer for its light commercial vehicles from January 1.

Just off the Old Mallow road, Cork Truck Services has been a Mercedes commercials' after-sales dealer for Mercedes-Benz for several years.

Route boost for car holidays

THOSE planning on taking the car on holiday to Europe next year might be interested in a new route to France by Irish Ferries.

The Dublin to Cherbourg route starts on Saturday, January 18, and will operate once a week all year long.

It will leave Dublin every Saturday at 3.30pm and arrive in Cherbourg at 11.30am the following day.

Return sailings leave each Sunday at 5pm and arrive in Dublin at 11am on Mondays.

The new route is in addition to those from Rosslare to Cherbourg and Rosslare to Roscoff.

Irish Independent

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