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60th celebration Seat

Seat has restored a classic 600 to celebrate the model’s 60th anniversary.

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Škoda Octavia Scout pricing

Prices and specifications have been announced for the new Škoda Octavia Scout 4X4. Based on the Octavia Combi estate, the first Octavia Scout was launched in 2004.

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No new diesels for Volvo

Geely’s Volvo Cars will not develop any new diesel engines as the cost of reducing emissions of nitrogen oxide is becoming too expensive, according to chief executive Hakan Samuelsson.

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Long-range Renault Zoe ZE 40

Renault Group Ireland has announced the pricing and specifications for the new Zoe ZE 40 which has the longest range of any mainstream electric vehicle — 400km (NEDC), which Renault estimates as 300km of range in real-world driving.

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DS 7 Crossback: The Presidential motor

New French President Emmanuel Macron chose to ride in the all-new DS 7 Crossback, the very latest model of DS automobiles that was revealed just two months ago, for his inaugural journey to the Elysée Palace.

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Facelifted Mercedes-Benz GLA

New facelift versions of the Mercedes-Benz GLA will shortly arrive on the market here, priced lower than its predecessor despite having had a number of bodywork, style and equipment changes augmented locally by the inclusion of an enhanced level of standard specifications valued in excess of €6,000.

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Cold response for new Škoda ‘Yeti’ Karoq

In something of a surprise move Škoda has announced that its new compact SUV will not be called the Yeti.

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Toyota Yaris range revamped

Toyota has announced a revamped Yaris range, which is said to see significant improvements to the outgoing model’s design, dynamic performance, and styling, and will come in five grade options: Terra, Aura Luna, Luna Sport, and Sol.

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X marks spot for Opel Grandland X SUV

Opel has released more details of the Grandland X — the company’s new SUV.

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Tesla revenues soar after electric release

Electric-car maker Tesla has reported first-quarter revenue that more than doubled, and while saying the upcoming Model 3 is on schedule for July, it downplayed the mass-market vehicle to give a sales pitch for its more expensive Model S.

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Vintage View: A look at two of the shining lights in Ford's history

Kya deLongchamps takes a front seat to celebrate two models of the many thousands of cars made in Ford, Cork, over 67 years of manufacturing

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Fiat 500 infotainment

Fiat is marking the introduction of two new infotainment features to the 500 range with a new special edition.

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Lotus Exige Cup 380 is stripped back

Lotus has unveiled a stripped-back and limited-edition version of its Exige sports car — the Cup 380.

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Mini Countryman is the fastest and biggest yet

The second generation of the Mini Countryman is the biggest and most versatile model in the entire Mini — and now it has got the John Cooper Works treatment.

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