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Karma Automotive cranks out $130,000 cars in Moreno Valley

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The employees of Karma Automotive cheer as Krishnan Menon, of Los Angeles, drives away as the first customer to take delivery of the new Revero built at their Moreno Valley factory on Monday, June 5, 2017. (Stan Lim, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Karma Automotive aspires to “take customers to a place they didn’t expect,” according to president […]

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1917 – 2017: Ford celebrates 100 years in Ireland

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Actor Aidan Quinn in the advertisement for Ford It is exactly 100 years since Henry Ford established the Ford factory on the Marina in Cork city, and Ford Ireland plans to mark the centenary through a number of exciting initiatives in 2017. Ford has launched an extensive and impactful new marketing campaign based around the company’s […]

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Small Sports Cars Will Save The Automotive Industry

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Image: Mazda Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. 1st Gear: Entry-Level Sports Cars Are Hanging On In A Gloomy Car Market April sales numbers aren’t looking good, causing the automotive […]

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Safety first with Volvo

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Volvo Cars has cemented its position amongst the leaders of automotive safety innovation with its new S90 sedan and V90 wagon by being the first car maker to score a full six points in the Autonomous Emergency Braking for Pedestrians (AEB Pedestrian) test procedure and an overall five-star rating for both cars. The Volvo S90: […]

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Renault eyes return to its heyday with new Megane Hatchback

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The company, which likes to think of itself as the automotive equivalent of the Marseillaise — ie that Renault is to French car-making what l’Hymne National is to patriotism — has hit various purple patches down the years, but the 1980s and ’90s was a particularly potent time for the company. During those heady years […]

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Skoda has a year to remember as Mercedes and Ford cement legacies

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Car of the year: Skoda Kodiaq It is quite ironic in a way that, given the general antipathy in this quarter for all things SUV, we now have a second year in a row where one of these things gets the top gong in the Examiner Motoring Car Of The Year Awards. Last year we […]

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Last weekend shows we need more anti-drink driving checkpoints in Kildare

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Kildare Gardai staged a massive swoop on road traffic offenders last Saturday night. Four drivers were arrested on suspicion of drink driving. Two cars were impounded as their drivers didn’t have insurance. More were done on road traffic law breaches, It was a ‘high visibility’ checkpoint operation, with squad cars on the road and the […]

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RSA issues seatbelt warning to Kildare motorists after startling survey

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A survey has found that 28%, or more than one in four, women do not wear their seatbelt correctly. A study of 300 women aged 17 to 34, undertaken by the Road Safety Authority, found that they wore their seatbelts under their arm. The RSA says this can cause horrific injuries in the event of […]

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Kildare town’s Fitzpatrick’s win top motoring industry award

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Gavan Doyle, Martin O’Brien, Alan Mahon, SIMI President Alan Greene, Andy Fitzpatrick Managing Director, Pat Creed Managing Director of Bank of Ireland Finance The team at Fitzpatrick’s in Kildare town have scooped a top Irish motoring industry award. Fitzpatrick’s Garage Accident Repair Centre on the town’s Dublin Road, won the ‘Bodyshop of the Year’ title […]

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Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 Review

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What’s it all about?
 As part of Mercedes-AMG’s compact car offering, the CLA 45 is the company’s stove-hot, ultra-fast, small-sized steroidal sedan. It’s the most potent CLA-Class vehicle you can buy today, pinning you into its lush bucket seats at full noise, with a streetwise look via its sporty body kit and big 19-inch alloy […]

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