Mercedes pick-up truck is a revelation to drive

Mercedes-Benz reckons it has found a new niche in the pick-up truck segment. Darren Cassey heads to Wales to see if it’s a niche worth filling

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In crowded class, Kia's stoic Stonic stands out

Given the limitations of many in the class, the Kia actually can hold its head high, says Declan Colley.

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BMW M5: Stylish super-saloon with star quality

The all-new BMW M5 is the latest in a long line of super-saloons. Jack Evans heads to Portugal to see how things have moved on

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Manoeuvrable Mazda 2 holds its own on Azores tour

Rebecca Chaplin takes to the roads of the Azores to discover what these enchanting islands have to offer.

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Life not quite a beach with the VW Caddy

Looking for something different for an adventurous partner? Well, look no further, ladies and gentlemen, I give you the VW Caddy Beach.

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Skoda’s stock just keeps on rising with new Octavia

Right now Skoda is the sixth most popular manufacturer in Ireland with sales to the end of November of 9,026. The company’s most popular car — by miles — is the Skoda Octavia with a total of 3,978 units registered here in the last 11 months.

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New Nissan Qashqai to remain a ubiquitous sight

Ubiquitous. It’s a nice word. But what does it mean?

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Expensive but BMW 530d Touring will deliver

TIME was when motor companies offered us cars that came in three sizes — small, medium and large.

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Hyundai aims to make an impact with compact SUV

Jack Evans takes Hyundai’s eye-catching Kona crossover for a spin. Here’s his verdict

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Peugeot 3008 SUV tops crowded field to win Irish Car of the Year title

Peugeot’s excellent new 3008 has won the Irish Car of the Year title.

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Volvo’s XC60 D5 is over-priced and over-stuffed

IT IS coming around to that time of the year when all the many and varied Car Of The Year prized are given out globally — and locally.

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GTC4Lusso T is the gateway drug to a Ferrari lifestyle

The newest version of the four-seat GTC4Lusso T has a smaller engine and a lower price point, but it’s a surprisingly thrilling drive that will get you hooked. And fast, says Hannah Elliott

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The Monday Interview: Broadening his business horizons

Cork broadband entrepreneur Dave McDonald started his Nova Broadband business in 2004. Mr McDonald says he been on a learning curve ever since but that the hard yards travelled have been worth it

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Mercedes’ range leader is best in class

I have a female friend who, when I had the fantastic E-Class Mercedes Coupe earlier this year, was completely captivated by the ambient lighting which adorned the car’s interior.

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Aston Martin with a Mercedes V8 inside

The DB11 is now available with an AMG-sourced V8. Simon Davis headed off to Spain to put the eye-catching new GT through its paces.

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Suzuki keeps up the pace with new Swift

The super new Suzuki Swift is lighter and stronger, and features a terrific one litre turbo charged three-pot petrol engine, writes Declan Colley

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Seat’s Arona is a good contender in compact SUV arena

Seat’s Arona is one of many compact SUVs about to enter the market. Does it have what it takes to stand out from the pack? Jack Evans heads to Barcelona to find out

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SsangYong Rexton fills an important gap in the market

SsangYong’s new Rexton has arrived. Tom Wiltshire gets behind the wheel

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Why Alfa’s rivals will eat their hearts out

WITH Alfa, it is always “head or heart”. Your heart succumbs to the beauty and the passion, while your head is demanding to know if you’ve lost all reason.

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