Leon X-Perience: power comes from the VW Group 2.0-litre four-cylinder TDI engine in either 150hp or 180hp format and standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels

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Lars Himmer: “I came from having daily sales meetings, from standing on a step in the office every Friday rallying the staff and running the business on a daily basis, into the truck business, which is most certainly not run on a daily basis.”

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The 2016 Audi AG Q7 sports utility vehicle. European car sales rose 4.9 per cent in December from a year earlier

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Steve Tormey, chief executive Toyota Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

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Sketch of the new Skoda Superb

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Lars Himmer will move from  VW in Germany where he is head of group sales strategy

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Volkswagen Group Ireland’s new managing director Lars Himmer said he believed the company could grow its market share here

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Gavin Hydes, group managing director, said he is confident the business can benefit from an overall rise in consumer confidence, although he warns that the recovery is still fragile.

The Joe Duffy Motor Group recorded a 34 per cent increase in turnover last year to €113.3 million, up €29 million on 2012. The Irish motor retail gian(...)