Thursday 27 April 2017
Always a new Discovery to make
The old Land Rover Discovery (the third generation model, launched in 2003) was a favourite car of mine, impressive in its solidity, its steadfastness in foul conditions, its refinement, roominess, and comfort, all of which with the underlay of heavy-duty Land Rover engineering. Needless to say, with this fifth generation of Discovery (Discovery IV being a major facelift of the third generation model, not a new car in itself) I was expecting more of the...read more...
Nissan claims record sales across Ireland and Europe
Nissan has announced European sales of 756,762 units in fiscal year 2016, a 2.6 per cent rise on 2015 sales. Nissan brand sales in Europe totalled 735,725 while recorded sales in Western Europe were 663,718, an increase of 6.7 per cent on 2015 levels. March 2017 sales totalled 107,592, a rise of 10 per cent on the previous year. Nissan sales were strong in all major markets in Western Europe during FY2016, with continued increases in Spain +13.3 per...read more...
Volvo celebrates 90 with 60
Volvo Carswill this month start production of its new XC60 mid-size SUV in Gothenburg, Sweden. The new XC60 will leave the factory 90 years to the month after the first-ever Volvo, the ÖV4, saw the light of day on 14 April 1927. This first Volvo sold a total of 275 vehicles in its lifetime, which was modest even in those days. The new XC60 replaces one of the best-selling models in Volvo’s 90-year history. Volvo’s original XC60 became a phenomenon,...read more...
- Forget diesel, petrol power leads us back to beauty
- Jaguar unleashes electric I-Pace sales
- Skoda announces new Octavia RS prices
- VW’s latest all-electric concept is a crossover
- Motorsport Championships begins at Frank Byrnes
- Lexus and Hyundai both unveil sporting models
- Sixties Mini races back into production
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