New Škoda Superb makes an entrance at DMG Motors Donegal

first_imgThe curtain has been raised on Škoda’s flagship – the new Škoda Superb – which is arriving at DMG Motors in Donegal Town this October.The Superb was first launched back in Ireland in 2001 and has become one of the brand’s bestselling models with over 18,000 Superb vehicles currently on Irish roads. This is the third and most successful version that has been extensively revised both inside and out.The curtain is raised on ŠKODA’s flagship thenew ŠKODA SUPERBAvailable in a Combi (Estate) and Saloon (Lift back) versions, Škoda has slightly modified the exterior of the Superb and has carefully refined the front section. The redesigned front bumper means the car’s length has increased by 8 mm to 4,869 mm in the Škoda Superb, and by 6 mm to 4,862 mm in the Škoda Superb Combi. The typical Škoda grille now bears double slats, is larger and protrudes a little further down into the front bumper. From the entry-level version, the narrower headlights come with LED technology as standard for the dipped and high beam. At the rear, a horizontal chrome trim connects the full LED tail lights whilst the new ‘Škoda’ block lettering define the new Škoda design language.The curtain is raised on ŠKODA’s flagship thenew ŠKODA SUPERBThe Superb continues to set spaciousness benchmarks in the segment with 625 and 660 litres of luggage capacity in the Lift back and Combi respectively.The engine line-up features 1.5 TSI petrol units producing 150bhp, offered with 6 speed manual or 7 speed DSG automatic transmissions. The diesel offering includes a heavily revised 2.0 TDI 150bhp with new turbo charger and intercooler configuration combined with new crankshaft and injector arrangement. A 1.6 TDI 120bhp 7-speed DSG also features as well as a more powerful 2.0 TDI 190bhp unit with 4×4. The curtain is raised on ŠKODA’s flagship thenew ŠKODA SUPERBThe Superb update includes new technologies and an even more sophisticated interior. Full LED Matrix headlights are available for the first time in a Škoda production model and feature as standard on SportLine and L&K models. Several new assistance systems are also making their debut, such as Predictive Cruise Control.Škoda Ireland confirmed that only 3% of Superbs sold are the entry “Active” version with the majority of customers opting for more heavily specified models such as the Style, SportLine and L&K.The Superb SportLine in particular differentiates itself from its siblings using striking black features including a remodelled radiator grille and 18-inch alloy wheels – both of which come in black. The radiator grille frame and the trim between the full LED tail lights are also gloss black.The curtain is raised on ŠKODA’s flagship thenew ŠKODA SUPERBFull LED Matrix headlights and a sports chassis, which has been lowered by 10 mm, are included as standard. The black interior sets itself apart with sport seats featuring Alcantara®/leather materials.The top trim level, L&K, offers identical dimensions but the grille, side sills and rear bumper set themselves apart with new chrome details. It can also be identified by the ‘Laurin & Klement’ lettering on the front wings. Speaking at the launch of the new Škoda Superb; Ray Leddy, Head of Marketing & Product said “The Superb has been such an important model in our brand’s evolution in Ireland. The current and third incarnation of the Superb has been a contender for the number 1 position in the segment with the Superb overtaking many of the traditional bestsellers. Thanks to its reliability and excellent residual values the Superb has been a major success with business and fleet customers, with 23% of Superb sales being attributed to this channel. We see used imported premium German cars from 12-48 months as the Superb’s biggest competitor.”The curtain is raised on ŠKODA’s flagship thenew ŠKODA SUPERBThe Superb goes on sale from 12th October with 1.5 TSI, 150bhp Active prices from €30,750 and PCP finance available from 0% up to the 31st October.Call DMG Motors now on 074 9721396 to book your test drive and find out more about the Superb today. Visit: dmgskoda.ieNew Škoda Superb makes an entrance at DMG Motors Donegal was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:carsDMG MOTORSmotoringnew carsŠkoda Superblast_img read more

Microsoft’s “Metro” Makeovers March on to SkyDrive

first_imgMicrosoft added an instant-search feature to SkyDrive – letting users search for files anywhere within the SkyDrive interface – as well as Office documents written with Excel, PowerPoint or Word. Frequently-used options are now at the top of the page, including the ability to Create documents in Office Web Apps. (Users can opt in to the new Office Web Apps or use the traditional version.) Naturally, users can share, embed and upload files and folders, as before. Some minor conveniences have also been added: drag and drop, as well as a new default behavior of sorting photos from newest to oldest using HTML5. And, last but not least – Microsoft removed the beta tag, giving SkyDrive full commercial product status.App ImprovementsMicrosoft also promised a SkyDrive app for Android. When it becomes available in a weeks, it will help make SkyDrive and other Microsoft services a little less exclusive to Windows Phone.Performance improvements are also on tap for both Apple OS X and the main Windows desktop. Microsoft offers new SkyDrive users 7GB of free storage, accessible via the Web interface or a dedicated app that runs on iOS or the Windows desktop.SkyDrive automatically sync the contents of folders, looking for incremental changes. The problem, Microsoft said, had been that those changes would often suck up the PC’s resources. To fix that, Microsoft cut the amount of time needed to look for the updated files as how long SkyDrive takes to upload photosBut Microsoft still hasn’t quite been able to allow SkyDrive users to specify where files are saved – that’s coming in a future update, Microsoft promises.Finally, Microsoft said SkyDrive is no longer restricts which types of files apps can upload, and Microsoft added a file picker to open and save files.“Metro” in SkyDriveDesigner and creative consulatant Stephane Massey has written a nice overview of the design principles governing “Metro”, including the language and principles governing its design:“Information is the star of the show. If it makes sense to express information with typography do it – otherwise don’t force it.”“Typography can be beautiful when incorporated with design skills,” Massey added. “This is exactly the thing that makes typography stand out from other media – it’s not typography for the sake of typography but typography as a particularly efficient and flexible tool to convey structured information.”Within the SkyDrive page, files are color-coded by type – green for Excel spreadsheets, blue for Word files, orange for PowerPoint presentations. When photos are displayed, the photo itself replaces the file icon, as you might expect.So is there any Microsoft property that won’t receive a “Metro” update? It doesn’t look like it. The company is clearly trying to give its software and services a consistent look and feel for branding purposes as well as to give users a consistent interface. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… markhachman On Tuesday, Microsoft continued its drive to remake its entire product line leveraging the Windows 8-style user experience, formerly known as “Metro.” The lastest product to get theMetro makeover: SkyDrive.The redesign of Microsoft’s cloud storage system replaces a somewhat stodgy list of files with the Windows 8-style interface using improved typograhphy and colorful interactive “live tiles.” (Due to a trademark dispute, Microsoft has quietly dropped the use of the word “Metro,” but has yet to replace it with an official moniker. “Modern UI” seems to be a leading candidate.)Ever since Microsoft adopted the extension of the Swiss typographic style within the Zune user interface, the company has slowly extended the concept into other businesses. Wikipedia may credit MSN’s redesign as Metro-influenced, but the design approach’s real coming-out party was the introduction of Windows 8. David Chen, a UX designer at AJA Creative Design, has characterized 2005’s Apple OS X interface as a UI to interact with. Metro, Chen believes, is a UI “to keep in touch”.“Metro will drive the new magic across all of our user experiences,” Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer said in his January speech at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. He described it as “fast, fluid, dynamic, across all the Microsoft experiences,” and noted that Metro-style elements have been included to the Xbox, Windows Phone, and Windows 8.“So in 2012, what’s next? Metro, Metro, Metro,” Ballmer said, slapping host Ryan Seacrest on the leg.At the end of July, Microsoft applied the Metro design scheme to its new email service. Also on Tuesday, Microsoft said that had attracted a total of ten million users.Microsoft appears to be almost finished updating its online services with the new look and feel. At the top of each page of Microsoft’s services, Microsoft includes a menu, allowing users to navigate to SkyDrive, Hotmail,, Hotmail Calendar, Messenger and the People contact page. Of those, Microsoft has applied the “Metro” interface to, as well as the related People tab. But the Calendar tab still defaults to a Hotmail view, meaning that that’s probably next on the list. But Microsoft declined to confirm its plans: “We don’t have anything to share on the timing of Calendar, but it’s something the team is looking at as part of an upcoming release,” a Microsoft spokeswoman said in an email.SkyDrive UpgradeAlthough the UI is the most obvious change to SkyDrive page, the services also got a functional update. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#Microsoft Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more