Renault teams with Irish Restaurant Awards 2017

Renault Ireland and The Restaurant Association of Ireland have announced Renault Ireland as the official car partner of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2017, writes Trish Whelan . The Irish Restaurant Awards (RAI) will travel around the country driving new Renault models for a series of regional events this March to announce county and regional award winners across 15 different categories. County winners will be announced at four regional events with over 600 guests expected to attend each. This year’s host counties for the events are Kilkenny, Fermanagh, Limerick and Sligo. This year over 80,000 individual nominations were cast online from 11-25 January. Pictured above are Ciara Doyle (Business Development & Sponsorship Manager, Restaurant Association of Ireland), and Liz O’Gorman (Marketing Manager Renault Ireland) with two chefs from The Radisson Blue St Helen’s, Stillorgan Road, Dublin. Speaking on the quantity of nominations received, CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland

Ignis is World Car of the Year 2017 finalist

Suzuki is well known as the ‘Small Car Experts’ and their recently launched Ignis has made it as a finalist in the new Urban Car category of the 2017 World Car of the Year, writes Trish Whelan.

To qualify for the initial judging process, cars had to be less than four metres long, suitable in design for everyday use in an urban environment and also on sale in two Continents by the deadline of Spring 2017. At 3.70 metres in length, the Ignis Mini Crossover qualified for judging and is now shortlisted with just four other new cars.

The World Car of the Year judging panel comprises of 73 Automotive Industry journalists with eight of these representing the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Ignis is powered by a 90hp 1.2 Dualjet petrol engine and buyers can choose the optional ALLGRIP four wheel drive. It also offers optional SHVS (that is Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) technology that lowers C02 emissions to 97g/km.

The Ignis SZ5 models offers the latest in safety technology with stereo cameras monitoring the distance between the vehicle and other objects, as well as the shape of those objects. This new technology is the basis for three advanced safety functions: Dual Camera Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning, and Weaving Alert.

On sale in Suzuki dealerships priced from €12,995-€17,995.


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