Steve Tormey

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A mask-wearing car sales person  showing cars to  customers during these Covid times. Photograph:  Getty Images

There are those who say the market for new cars is going to change more in the next decade than it has since the Ford Model T was first introduced. Th(...)

Toyota is to launch its first all-electric crossover, possible arriving towards the end of next year

Toyota is to launch its first all-electric crossover, possible arriving towards the end of next year. While the car giant only revealed a silhouette o(...)

The increase in carbon tax by €7.50 per tonne will mean a €1.47 increase in the cost of a 60-litre fill of diesel and €1.28 for a similar amount of petrol. Photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA

An extra €1.51 for a tank of diesel and €1,000 on the price of the average new car are the major changes for motorists from Budget 2021. From midnigh(...)

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(...)

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