Category Archives: On The Road

ON THE ROAD- Jaguar Land Rover to Open Irish R&D Centre in 2018

Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed plans to open a software engineering centre and create 150 jobs in Shannon, Republic of Ireland, in 2018. Working alongside Jaguar Land Rover’s engineering team in the UK, the Shannon facility has an important role to play in realising the company’s vision for electric and automated driving vehicles. It will develop new technologies to support

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ON THE ROAD- New 200 mph ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo Touring is expected to be the world’s fastest estate

With a top speed beyond 200 mph, the new ALPINA B5 Bi-Turbo Touring is expected to be the world’s fastest production estate, offering a unique combination of comfort, luxury and ultra-high performance. Available in the UK from £91,000 (Saloon £89,000), the B5 Bi-Turbo sets a new price point for entry to the 200 mph club. Both cars are powered by ALPINA’s 608 hp

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ON THE ROAD- ASTON MARTIN DELIVERS RECORD SALES GROWTH IN 2017

Aston Martin Holdings (UK) Ltd, the producer of luxury handcrafted sports cars, today announced that it sold 5,117 vehicles last year amid sell-out demand for its DB11 model and special vehicles including the Vanquish Zagato and Aston Martin Vantage GT8. Retail sales, which saw a 58% year-on-year increase, outpaced wholesale supply (up 38%) and the Group now expects to exceed

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ON THE ROAD- 2017 New Car Registrations 10% down as 181 Sales get underway

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the year 2017 finished, as anticipated at 131,356, -10% down on 2016 (146,649). Although new Commercial Vehicle registrations showed an increase for both Light and Heavy Commercial Vehicles during the final month of the year, with very low volumes in December,

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