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by Seán Creedon Hyundai has a habit of naming their cars after different places around the world, Tucson and Santa Fe in the US for example. Last week I drove a Hybrid version of their Kona and was told the...

REVIEW: Cupra Formentor

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I’m sure some of you will have read the book or seen the film Fifty Shades of Grey, but according to our good friend Google, the maximum shades of grey that humans can see is thirty. What has this got...
A regular user of the Condonstown Toll Plaza at Watergrasshill on the M8 motorway has expressed his concerns that there is going to be ‘a near miss’ at the location, if the Express lane Southbound (to Cork) isn’t fixed.  When speaking to...
The eagerly awaited Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup – an all-new model that marks the first venture by the German vehicle manufacturer into this popular light commercial vehicles segment – has been launched on the Irish market and is being sold...
Following significant interest from motorsport fans, ŠKODA Ireland have confirmed that the Fabia R5 Rally Car is officially for sale to Irish customers. Based on the third-generation Fabia, the race-spec R5 is equipped with a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine that...
by Seán Creedon In recent years Opel has started to add an ‘X’ to their crossovers and SUVs. Last year the German manufacturer introduced the Crossland X and the Grandland X. The Grandland X is the biggest SUV in the Opel...
Renault Ireland has announced the pricing and specifications for All-New Captur, which is available to order from dealerships now.   Since its launch in 2013 Renault has been key to defining the compact-SUV segment and with almost 10,000 registrations to-date, Captur has...

REVIEW: Audi A3 Sportback TSFI

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Some weeks I can be very lucky with press cars. I saw from the Automotive Team’s dashboard that the Audi A3 Sportback was available in black and red and just before Christmas I was lucky enough to get to...
The new Polo GTI is now on sale in Volkswagen dealerships nationwide. This latest-generation Polo GTI puts out 200 PS from its 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine and is fitted with a 6-speed DSG gearbox as standard and boasts a...
In recent days, a new plastic bollard has been erected at the entrance to Abbey Street in Fermoy. It is understood that the plastic barrier was put in place by Cork County Council as part of Project ACT, an...

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