Steve Tormey

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More than 85% of Toyota Corolla sales and 90% of C-HR sales this year have been for the hybrid versions

Toyota will no longer offer petrol variants of its popular Corolla and C-HR models from 2020, further underlining the company’s commitment to its hybr(...)

The  market in Ireland for personal contract plans (PCPs) has been largely driven by the opening of financial services arms of the car giants

Toyota Ireland says it has financed the purchase of over 20,000 new and used cars by Irish customers since it set up a banking operation in November 2(...)

  Toyota Ireland CEO Steve Tormey: “You don’t need to go full electric just yet. We can meet our 2021 emissions figures, that 95g/km average, easily with hybrid power.”

Toyota’s hybrid system, as the chief executive of Toyota Ireland puts it, “is an overnight success that’s taken 20 years”. Certainly, there seems to (...)

Seat's new Tarraco joins the battle of the seven-seat SUVs

The craze for seven-seat SUVs gets another entrant from this week as Seat has officially introduced the Tarraco, its seven-seat SUV, based on the same(...)

Kieran Whelton with some of his UK imported secondhand cars at his car dealership in Knock, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

For the Irish motor trade, the market is as much about currency rates as cars. Dealers watch the latest forex market as closely as the IFSC currency t(...)

Toyota’s next generation family hatchback will go under the Corolla name instead of Auris and joins the firm’s hybrid “invasion”

Toyota is to replace the Auris name on its popular family hatchback in favour of the long-established Corolla moniker. It means the salooon, hatchback(...)

Steve Tormey: Toyota’s chief executive in Ireland expects its new finance arm to provide funds for the rapidly growing hybrid sector.

Toyota has become the latest car manufacturer to open a finance house in Ireland, following in the footsteps of Volkswagen, Renault and BMW. On Tuesda(...)

Steve Tormey: Toyota’s chief executive in Ireland expects its in-house finance to put it “in a very competitive position”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The car giant Toyota has introduced its own finance house to the Irish market, offering loans and finance deals on new and used vehicles through its d(...)

Steve Tormey, chief executive Toyota Ireland: “The Irish market will move out of diesel far quicker than the industry would like.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Sales of hybrid cars are set to overtake diesels within the next two years, according to Toyota Ireland chief executive Steve Tormey. While diesel sa(...)

Since the introduction of the CO2-based motor taxation system in 2008, Irish drivers have been effectively incentivised into buying diesel-engined cars. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The tsunami of criticism that has pounded at the shores of diesel-powered motoring is looking ever more likely to wet the feet of the Irish motorist. (...)

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