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Detroit motor show betting you’ll get sick of SUVs

The motor show in Detroit this week was stuffed with cars. Not 6,000-pound SUVs, but regular old saloons and coupés, spinning on the industry’s greatest stage like so many boring vanilla cakes.

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New Mokka SUV aims to cash in on good times for Opel

JURGEN KLOPP’s not shy of soundbites; the Liverpool manager is as famed for his quirky quotes off the pitch as he is admired for his tactical acumen on it.

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The world’s first supercar, now made to order

The Type 35 Bugatti debuted in 1924 and originals now sell for millions, but you can buy a replica for €236,000, says Hannah Elliot.

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These new Mercedes and Audi motors are in a class of their own

Top-end customers have two new beasts to whet the appetite, the Audi Q8 concept car and the most powerful ever E-Class Mercedes, says Declan Colley.

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Toyota sales grew by 18.5% in 2016

In 2016, the Irish motoring market grew 17.5%, and Toyota enjoyed 18.5 % year-on-year growth, becoming the best-selling car brand in Ireland. They sold 15,530 passenger vehicles and had an overall market share of 10.6%.

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New electric Volkswagen is on the way

VW’s attempted recovery from the ‘dieselgate’ scandal continues and this month it is unveiling a new model in its I.D. electric line.

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Skoda sales are up a record 20%

Škoda Ireland has announced a 20% volume growth in sales for 2016, versus 2015, in a record year. The brand delivered 9,500 new vehicles.

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2017 marks Ford Ireland's centenary in Ireland

In just a few months it will be exactly 100 years since Henry Ford registered his company, Henry Ford & Sons in Ireland.

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Skoda has a year to remember as Mercedes and Ford cement legacies

Declan Colley looks back on the automotive year that was 2016 and picks out the best wheels he has driven in the last 12 months — some of his selections may well surprise you.

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Renault revs up business as 2016 closes

After a strong November for Renault Group with 11.4% market share combined, it is set for a positive finish in 2016, expecting to take a 9.4% combined market share and a fourth position place.

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North Cork dealership Cavanaghs celebrates 50 years in business

This year marks a milestone in the life of North Cork dealership, Cavanaghs of Charleville, as it celebrates 50 years as a Ford main dealer.

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Volkswagen Tiguan is 'Best in Class'

The European New Car Assessment Programme Euro NCAP has published the best models of the year for 2016.

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BMW announce iNEXT to be launched in 2021

The BMW iNEXT is scheduled for release in 2021 and it will be self-driving, electric and fully connected.

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Stylish Q50 Saloon set to push brand to Infiniti and beyond

The Q60 is a completely new model from Infiniti. Can it help push the brand in the right direction? Andrew Evans finds out.

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