Motoring

In a review of the Nissan Qashqai a few years ago, I said that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher did us all a favour when her Government sold Britain as a ‘gateway to Europe.’
This week, the Model Y Design Studio has opened in Ireland. Prices start from 69,800 Euros¹ and first deliveries will start in early 2022. The Design Studio includes two options for Model Y with Long Range AWD and...
It’s often said that we Irish are not big fans of station wagons or estates to give them their modern name. In the past it was often claimed that the only people who bought station wagons were...
A few weeks back I was very impressed with the new Hyundai Tucson, the best-selling car in Ireland this year. Last week it got even better when I drove the new plug-in Hybrid version of Hyundai’s massive...
Two-thirds of consumers consider a brand’s environmental policies as a critical factor when purchasing luxury products, according to a recent study*. The same percentage of buyers would like to see carbon labelling on products as a way...
Volvo Cars is taking an ethical stand for animal welfare in its fully electric cars. Starting with the new C40 Recharge, all new fully electric Volvo models will be completely leather-free. In coming years,...
Volkswagen Group Ireland says proposals by the Department of Finance’s Tax Strategy Group (TSG) governing Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) relief for electric vehicles will have a negative impact on long-term climate goals. Changes put...
Peugeot has given upgrades to most of the cars in their stable in recent years. Last week I got to drive the second generation of their impressive 2008. My test car came in Orange Fusion colour which...
Premium tyre manufacturer, Continental, has launched its latest ultra-high performance tyre: the SportContact 7. This year, a total of 42 articles will be available in sizes 19 to 23 inches, with the...
Recently I got to test drive Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 for 24 hours, but no doubt I will get an opportunity at a later stage to have this electric car for a longer period. I was very impressed...
Ford this week revealed for the first time the new Fiesta, featuring confident new styling, an enhanced technology package and powered by sophisticated mild hybrid powertrains to make the compact hatchback more future-ready than ever.
The clock is ticking down to the arrival here of the all-new C-Class, one of the most iconic models in the Mercedes-Benz portfolio. At present, final touches are being put to plans for its...
The new Opel Crossland SUV has been on sale across the country for the past few months. It replaces the Crossland X, which had replaced the old Meriva. Crisp and compact on the outside,...
Electric vehicles are seen by most (70%) Irish motorists as playing a significant role in reducing Ireland’s level of greenhouse gas emissions. Perhaps it’s no surprise then, that EV sales continue to increase and over half (53%)...
Chelsea Brun at the National Learning Centre. (Picture: Paddy McGrath) Unlike most of her school friends, Chelsea Bruhn grew up obsessed with cars and was determined to find a career that would feed...
New self-charging hybrid ownership has increased by an impressive 65% compared to the same timeframe last year, according to the latest SIMI figures as of August 31st, 2021. Toyota, the dominant brand in the...

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