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When I drove the fully electric Mercedes EQV recently, I discovered that the price was just under €100k. Last week it got even more expensive when driving the plug-in version of the Mercedes’ GLE diesel hybrid which sells at...

REVIEW: Peugeot 208

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‘Lively’ - that’s the one word I gave to people last week when they asked me what the new Peugeot 208 was like. Of course it’s much more than ‘lively,’ but from the moment I sat into this new...
I’m told that there will be at least 100 electric or semi-electric cars available for Irish motorist to buy in 2022. The figure will range from battery-electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid-electric (PHEV) to hybrid-electric (HEV). Looking at my bookings...
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ fifth-generation Caddy has been awarded the top rating of five stars in Euro NCAP’s latest crash test series. Result show the new Caddy has not only become appreciably safer, but is one of a select group of...
The fourth-generation FABIA continues ŠKODA’s extraordinary success story of offering all you need and a little more. Twenty-two years after its debut, the popular small car is more emotive and dynamic than ever before. This is the first FABIA...
Toyota Ireland has closed out the year as Ireland’s most popular car brand. With 12.44% share of the passenger car market and four of its models in the top ten best-sellers list, Toyota sold an impressive 13,053 passenger cars,...

REVIEW: Hyundai Bayon

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I’m always fascinated with how car companies come up with names for their cars. With Seat, it’s all Spanish place names, others have unusual names, Mercedes use a lot of letters and Hyundai have numbers like i10 and i20. Now...
The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) have released their official new vehicle statistics. To present a more accurate picture of the new vehicle registrations, it is important to compare registrations totals with the same period in 2019...
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Colm Kelleher has been presented with the 2022 Lord Mayoral car, a fully-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E Standard Range AWD, by John Manning of Henry Ford & Son Ltd. The introduction of a fully electric...
Citroën have unveiled the facelifted C5 Aircross SUV which has undergone significant design enhancements as part of the product refresh which was revealed in Paris earlier this week. The new C5 Aircross offers an imposing and rugged design thanks to...

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