Month: October 2017

Mazda at the Toyko Motor Show

Double premiere for Mazda at Tokyo Motor Show Mazda says that it will exhibit two concept models at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. One that heralds the company’s next-generation products and another that embodies the direction of its next-generation designs. Mazda is also featuring the SkyActiv-X petrol engine as a technology exhibit at the show, which opens in late October. The product concept, a compact hatchback that fuses next-generation technology and design, makes its world premiere in Tokyo. It features SkyActiv-Vehicle Architecture, next-generation technologies based on Mazda’s human-centred design philosophy that deliver optimum functionality, and is powered by the...

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The New Suzuki Swift – Manual Gearbox On Test

New Suzuki Swift – Swift by name & nature Since coming to Ireland in 1985, Suzuki’s range of cars, SUV’s and 4x4’s have gone from strength to strength. There is no stopping the momentum now, as hot on the heels of the talented Baleno and the wonderful Ignis comes the next generation of one of Suzuki’s best selling vehicles, the Swift. Those of us who are old enough to remember the original Suzuki Swift which was launched in 1988, will remember the sheer volume of them that appeared on Ireland’s highways and by-ways. The Swift quickly earned itself the...

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Honda has hat-trick of wins in used car awards Honda has been recognised for its quality and versatility in the inaugural Auto Express Driver Power Used Car Awards in the UK. The Honda Jazz and CR-V scooping a hat-trick of trophies for the Japanese manufacturer in the prestigious poll. Part of the UK’s largest customer satisfaction and ownership survey, the new-for-2017 Driver Power Used Car Awards represent a comprehensive evaluation of three-to-six-year-old vehicles, including 31 rating attributes across nine major vehicle judging categories. The results were published last week in Auto Express, with the Honda Jazz clinching the Gold...

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Honda joins Top 20 ranking among World’s best brands Officially, Honda is now one of the world’s top 20 brands, according to research by Interbrand in its latest ‘Best Global Brands’ study. Honda has moved up by 3 per cent, to be ranked as the 20th most valuable brand in the world. Interbrand puts its value at $22.696 billion. Other automotive brands in the Top 20 are: Toyota in seventh place with a value of $50,291 billion (-6 per cent); Mercedes-Benz in ninth place with a value of $47,829 billion (+10 per cent); and BMW in thirteenth place with...

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