Hyundai Kona

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Hyundai’s new compact SUV, the Kona, will go on sale from next week. It’s initially being launched as petrol only, with diesel options to follow in 2018 and an all-electric option in 2019. The Kona comes in a 120hp 1.0-litre T-GDI petrol engine and a 177hp 1.6-litre T-GDI petrol engine. It comes in three trims, Comfort, Executive and Premium. Prices start from €20,995 for the Comfort, from €22,995 for the Executive, from €25,995 for the 1.0-litre Premium and from €29,995 for the 1.6-litre Premium.

The Kona may be a compact SUV but it’s amongst the best in its class for leg, shoulder and headroom, meaning you won’t feel squashed. The boot has a capacity of 361 litres or 1,143 litres with the rear seats folded down.

Highlights

  • A 7″ colour touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, along with a premium sound system.
  • Twin headlights with LED daylight running lights.
  • Wireless phone charging with  QI standard charging pad.
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning with Lane Change Assist
  • Rear-Cross Traffic Collision Warning
  • Rear View Camera
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning

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Specifications

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If you’re looking to lease or rent a vehicle for your company, contact us today on 01 4605250 or email info@jensenfleet.ie.

New Ford Fiesta

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The new seventh generation Ford Fiesta was released this summer. It has gotten a new design which George Saridaki, the exterior design director at Ford of Europe, said that the new styling is “more evolution than revolution, with a more mature approach”.

The new model is 71mm longer and 12mm wider making it roomier on the inside compared to the outgoing model, giving you more head and leg room. It also features a wider dashboard and all the main functions, apart from climate control, are operated through the touchscreen, making it easier to use.

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Ford Fiesta Titanium

Ford have made each model in the range distinctive from the other. The Titanium has a different chrome grille and simpler front and rear bumpers. The ST-Line gets a sportier look with a different mesh for a bespoke grille and deeper front bumper. The Vignale, the range topper, will have unique 18-inch alloys, a panoramic roof and on the inside there is Tuxedo-stitched leather seats and bespoke trim inlays with a 3D texture.

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Ford Fiesta Vignale

With the help of Ford ECOnetic Technology, Fiesta’s latest engines are remarkably fuel-efficient. The 1.0 Ford EcoBoost 125 PS petrol engine achieves an impressive 4.3L/100km, with only 98g/km of CO2 emissions. The 1.5 85 PS diesel engine is even more frugal, achieving a combined fuel consumption of 3.5L/100km and CO2 emissions of just 89g/km.

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Ford Fiesta ST-Line

Some of the technology available in the new Fiesta are:

  • Ford SYNC 3 which integrates seamlessly with your smartphone letting you control everything from phone calls and text messaging to music and sat nav.
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Applink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Active Park Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Alert
  • Lane Keeping System
  • Auto High Beam
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Retractable door edge protectors
  • Traffic Sign Recognition and
  • Driver Alert.

If you’re looking to lease or rent a vehicle for your company, contact us today on 01 4605250 or email info@jensenfleet.ie.

August Car Sales Down 21%

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New figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that car sales in August (5,746) were down 21.26% compared to the same month in 2016 (7,297), and cars for the year so far (124,702) are down 9.97% compared to the same period last year (138,504).

Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) sales fell in August by 23.37% with 1,377 registrations compared to 1,797 in August last year. Sales for LCV’s for the the year so far were down 14.24% (21,035) compared to the same period in 2016 (24,528). The top five best selling LCV makes so far this year are: Ford (5,005), Volkswagen (3,824), Renault (2,749), Toyota (1,807) and Peugeot (1,507).

Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGC) sales were down 18.4% (204) in August compared to the same month last year (250). And sales were down 13.59% (2,102) for the year so far compared to the same period last year (2,432). The top five selling makes of HGV so far this year are: Volvo (559), Scania (435), Daf (243), Mercedes-Benz (240) and Renault (192).

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Volkswagen was the top selling make in August with 599 units, followed by Toyota, Ford, SKoda and Hyundai. Volkswagen was  the also best selling brand for the year to date with 12,810 units with Toyota (12,258), Ford (11,695), Hyundai (11,664) and Nissan (9,978) completing the top five.

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The top selling car of August was the Skoda Octavia, followed by Hyundai Tucson, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Tiguan and Peugeot 3008. The top five selling car models for the year to date are the Hyundai Tucson (4,819), Nissan Qashqai (4,061), Volkswagen Golf (4,025), Skoda Octavia (3,738) and Ford Focus (3,701).

For more information and statistics visit www.beepbeep.com/stats.

 

Vehicle Sourcing and Finance Options

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Not only can Jensen Fleet lease you a vehicle long term, or rent you one on a short term basis, we can now sell and source any vehicle you require.  We always sell our lease return vehicles, but now we are adding another string to our bow with the ability to source you any car you like.  Jensen Fleet can then go a step further and finance the whole transaction for you with our fantastic low rates.

If your companies prefer to purchase their vehicles straight out this could well be the perfect option for you.  We will service the vehicles, they will come with full DOE/NCT’s on them, fully valeted and with a warranty from Jensen Fleet.  We can source new and used vehicles that will be suitable to your needs.

Jensen Fleet as always will handle all the administration of the sale and the finance you will just get to enjoy your new vehicle!

Purchasing from Jensen Fleet will include:

  • Hassle free VRT Process
  • Valid warranty from a SIMI approved garage
  • Trade-In option for your current vehicle
  • Fantastic Finance rates
  • All vehicles serviced, valeted & NCT/DOE’d

Contact our friendly sales team on 01-4605250 or info@jensenfleet.ie for more details.

 

The New SEAT Ibiza

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The 5th generation SEAT Ibiza was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. SEAT’s sales are up and now is the perfect time to re-ignite sales of their most popular car. The new Ibiza is still recognisable as an Ibiza on the outside, but everything else has changed. The car now sits on Volkswagen’s newest platform, the MQB AO, and is the first car in the group to use this modular platform. The MQB AO platform improves the performance of the vehicle while offering a lightweight body and massive structural stiffness.

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The new Ibiza’s bold exterior was a Red Dot Design Award winner in 2017, and it is more sculpted looking than its predecessor. If you can opt for the LED signature headlights as they add to the sporty character of the car. The vehicle is available in a range of different colours, as shown below, and our top pick is the Desire Red. Inside the Ibiza you will find a sleek new dashboard, adjustable mood lighting and even more space to play with. You will find the new Ibiza is noticeably larger inside, this is most notable in the rear, and comes with 355-litre boot space.

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The SEAT Ibiza comes in four trims, S, SE, Xcellence and FR. The S trim is the entry level and comes with a 5-inch touchscreen, Front Assist, Aux-in and USB (unfortunately to get Bluetooth you need to opt for the SE trim). The SE trim also features a multifunctional steering wheel as well as optional Adaptive Cruise Control, Pedestrian Protection, and Tiredness Recognition. It is also available with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link.

The Xcellence and FR are the top of the range choices, which will obviously cost you more. The Xcellence comes with 17″ alloys, SEAT Drive Profile (choose driving mode; Eco, Normal or Sport), and features elegant upholstery with decorative inserts and colour-pop stitching on the steering wheel and seats. The FR trim also comes with the driving modes as well as 18″ alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, double exhaust and black upholstery with bold contrast. It’s the sportier of the two higher range options and our favourite of the trims.

The SEAT Ibiza is out now and prices start from €14,995 for the S Trim, €17,335 for the SE Trim, €18,745 for the Xcellence and €19,465 for the FR.

If your company is looking to lease or rent, contact us today on 01-4605250 or email info@jensenfleet.ie to discuss your options and let us find the best package for you.

Car Sales Decline Slows in July

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New figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that car sales in July (27,748) were down 7.14% compared to the same month in 2016 (29,880), and cars for the year so far (118,925) are down 9.36% compared to the same period last year (131,207).

Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) sales fell in July by 8.48% with 3,963 registrations compared to 4,330 in July last year. Sales for LCV’s for the the year so far were down 13.13% (19,746) compared to the same period in 2016 (22,731). The top five best selling LCV makes so far this year are: Ford (4,732), Volkswagen (3,647), Renault (2,534), Toyota (1,683) and Peugeot (1,404).

Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGC) sales were down 21.77% (309) in July compared to the same month last year (395). And sales were down 13.02% (1,892) for the year so far compared to the same period last year (2,182). The top five selling makes of HGV so far this year are: Volvo (480), Scania (397), Daf (228), Mercedes-Benz (227) and Renault (171).

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Volkswagen was the top selling make in July with 2,996 units, followed by Toyota, Hyundai, Ford and Nissan. Volkswagen was  the also best selling brand for the year to date with 12,215 units with Toyota (11,671), Hyundai (11,322), Ford (11,140) and Nissan (9,691) completing the top five.

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The top selling car of the month was Volkswagen Golf, followed by Hyundai Tucson, Ford Focus, Nissan Qashqai and Toyota Yaris. The five top car model’s for the year to date are the Hyundai Tucson (4,636), Nissan Qashqai (3,929), Volkswagen Golf (3,849), Ford Focus (3,609) and Skoda Octavia (3,547).

For more information and statistics visit www.beepbeep.com/stats.

Road Trip Tips

Heading on a road trip? Maybe you want to discover the Wild Atlantic Way? Here’s our tips on having a successful road trip.

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The All New Renault Koleos

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Renault has just launched its third edition to their SUV family, the Koleos. The Koleos is a five-seat and sits above the Captur and Kadjar in the range. The new Koleos will capture attention with its stunning design. It’s athletic profile, robust front end, roomy seats and full LED lighting signature along with the sophisticated and spacious cabin combine to make a comfortable and enjoyable drive.

Standard safety features in the Koleos include:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with traction and understeer control,
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution,
  • cruise control with speed limiter, and
  • ISOFIX points on the two outer rear seats.

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All models will get Renault’s advanced assistance systems as standard including:

  • Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS),
  • Hill Start Assist,
  • Blind Spot Warning,
  • Traffic Sign Recognition with over-speed prevention,
  • Lane Departure Warning, and
  • rear parking cameras with front and rear parking sensors.

The new Renault Koleos also features ALL MODE 4×4-i transmission which allows you to swap between two-wheel drive mode, Auto mode and Lock mode. This gives you ideal balance of torque between the front and rear wheels for perfect grip in all circumstances.

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In Ireland, the Koleos comes in a choice of two diesel engines, 130hp or 175hp with a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit-mated to either an X-Tronic automatic transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox.

There are two trim levels to choose from, the Dynamique S Nav and the Signature Nav.

Pricing for the Dynamique S Nav starts at €34,490 and features include: 18-inch ‘Agapi’ two-tone alloy wheels, opening panoramic sunroof, 7-inch touchscreen R-LINK2 multimedia with Sat Nav, Android Auto and Apply CarPlay.

Pricing for the Signature Nav start from €36,790 and features include: 19-inch ‘Galiki’ two-tone alloy wheels, full LED ‘Pure Vision’ headlights, 8.7-inch touchscreen R-LINK2 multimedia system with Sat Nav, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a powered automatic tailgate and leather upholstery with front heated seats.

The Koleos is available to order now.

If your company is looking to lease or rent, contact us today on 01-4605250 or email info@jensenfleet.ie to discuss your options and let us find the best package for you.

 

New Range Rover Velar

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The new Range Rover Velar is a mid-sized luxury SUV and it sits between the Evoque and the Sport for size and price. It’s the fourth model in the luxury SUV’s lineup and looks unmistakably like a Range Rover but it also has some new design features that are specific to the Velar such as the super-slim Matrix Laser-LED headlights, the slimmest headlight clusters ever fitted to a production Land Rover vehicle. The Velar combines the renowned Range Rover floating roof and continuous waistline with a simplicity that exudes confidence and individuality. It’s available in 13 exterior colours and 8 distinctive wheel designs ranging from 18 to 22″ with a choice of 4 finishes (the 18″ come as standard).

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Inside the Velar is spacious and elegant and with Sports Command Driving Position, Head-Up Display, individual armrests and configurable mood lighting, every detail has been consider to provide a refined, contemporary driving experience. The main interior feature is the two 10-inch screens integrated behind black panels that are kept ‘secret-until-light’. For those animal lovers, there is an alternative to leather seating with the new, sustainable and vegetarian friendly Dapple Grey material developed in conjunction with Kvadrat (Europe’s leading manufacturers of high-quality design textiles). Leather seating is also available for those who want it.

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There are plenty of extras and options with the new Range Rover Velar, here are some of our top features:

  • The Touch Pro Duo is the new standard touchscreen system which allows the user to simultaneously view and interact with multiple features at once, for example, you can use the navigation system in the upper screen whilst playing media on the lower screen.
  • There are unique and hidden until-lit switches on the steering wheel which reduce the number of controls within the cabin. These capacitive switches accomplish a host of functions that you want the vehicle to perform.
  • The optional high-definition 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display lets you interact directly with the display and therefore control your media, make and receive phonecalls, and select features to populate your chosen view.
  • There is optional Rear Seat Entertainment includes two 8-inch screens in the headrests which can play moves and TV channels, including digital, each is controlled individually. There is also 2 USB ports, one HDMI and Mobile High-Definition Link that supports most smartphones, tablets and other devices. Two sets of WhiteFire connected headphones and wireless remote are also provided. Something to keep the children occupied on long journeys.
  • Remote is a multi-functional app that allows you to monitor, as well as interact with your Velar from your smartphone or smartwatch (compatible devices only). You can remotely start the engine to pre-condition the climate, lock and unlock the vehicle, locate your Velar and track your journeys – all via the app.
  • Standard Driving Aids include: Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Parking Aid and Cruise Control with Speed Limiter.
  • The Land Rover iGuide app uses the latest augmented reality technology to explain all the need-to-know features and controls of your Range Rover Velar. It also doubles as a mobile owners’ manual.

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The new Range Rover Velar comes in 6 engines (3 petrol, 3 diesel) and all engines are matched to ZF 8-speed automatic transmissions with all-wheel drive and Intelligent Driveline Dynamics. It comes in the following trims; Velar (2.0-litre D180 only), S, SE, HSE, R-Dynamic, R-Dynamic S, R-Dynamic SE, R-Dynamic HSE and the limited First Edition. The First Edition is available for 1 year only and is powered solely by the 3.0-litre V6 petrol and diesel engines and has a whole host of extra features as standard.

The Velar is due in Ireland this summer and while the price hasn’t been released yet, it will be somewhere between the pricing of the Evoque (starting from €41,745) and the Sport (starting from €74,585) so it’s expected that prices will start from around the €60,000 mark.

If your company is looking to lease or rent, contact us today on 01-4605250 or email info@jensenfleet.ie to discuss your options and let us find the best package for you.

 

Car Sales Down for the First Six Months of the Year

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New figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that car sales in June (1,397) were down 13.92% compared to the same month in 2016 (1,623), and cars for the first six months of the year (91,189) are down 10.01% compared to the same period last year (101,327).

Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) sales fell in June by 20.67% with 687 registrations compared to 866 in June last year. Sales for LCV’s for the first half of the year were down 14.22% (15,784) compared to the same period in 2016 (18,401). The top five best selling LCV makes so far this year are: Ford (3,725), Volkswagen (2,937), Renault (2,016), Toyota (1,399) and Peugeot (1,128).

Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGC) sales were down 18.52% (88) in June compared to the same month last year (108). And sales were down 11.02% (1,590) for the year so far compared to the same period last year (1,787). The top five selling makes of HGV so far this year are: Volvo (388), Scania (349), Mercedes-Benz (203), Daf (186) and Renault (127).

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BMW was the top selling make in June with 301 units, followed by Volkswagen, Toyota, Skoda and Dacia. Volkswagen was  the best selling brand for the year to date with 9,220 units with Toyota (8,900), Hyundai (8,584), Ford (8,510) and Nissan (7,722) completing the top five.

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The top selling car of the month was the BMW 5 Series, with the BMW X1 and the BMW 4 Series also in the top five. . The five top car model’s for the year to date are the Hyundai Tucson (3,586), Nissan Qashqai (3,146), Skoda Octavia (2,787), Volkswagen Golf (2,747) and Ford Focus (2,612).

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Commenting on the figures SIMI Director General, Alan Nolan said: ”As we had anticipated, the first half of the year has seen a decline in registrations in all sectors. As the Industry’s now turns it focus to the 172 registration period which commenced on the 1st of July, we would anticipate that sales in the second half of the year should keep us on track to reach the 132,000 total that was predicted at the start of the year.”

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For more information and statistics visit www.beepbeep.com/stats.