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The Volvo XC60 has big shoes to fill

One of the stars of the recent Geneva Motor Show was the new — and long-awaited — Volvo XC60.

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Lotus Sprint Elise is lean and keen

Lotus has put its new Sprint Elise model on a strict diet — and it has shed 41kg compared to the old model.

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Volkswagen looks to virtual reality

Volkswagen has given us a glimpse of some of the new technologies involved in their R&D process in the development of new cars.

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Night blindness the biggest fear among night-time drivers

Worries over night blindness, and fear of hitting someone — or something — top a new poll of night-time driving fears, commissioned by Ford.

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Renault make numerous key appointments in Ireland

Renault has announced a number of key appointments within Ireland.

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Ford Mustang ‘a dream come true’ for Clonakilty native

Natalie Price from Clonakilty, West Cork, has been announced as the winner of the Ford ‘Find A Ford, Find a Fortune’ promotion.

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Texaco’s holideals

Motorists have become more than familiar with the many inducements being placed in their way, mostly in the form of finance deals and offers aimed at encouraging them to trade upwards to a new car.

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Suzuki Ignis eyes Urban Car title

Suzuki’s Ignis has made it to the final three cars in the new Urban Car category of the 2017 World Car of The Year.

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Ford Blue Oval goes RS

Ford’s global director of performance has revealed the brand is seriously considering making hot RS versions of its SUVs.

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Top award for CAB

CAB Motor Company has claimed the prestigious and coveted title of Franchised Sales Operation of the Year at the SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards.

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Bugatti is going nautical

Bugatti has become the latest carmaker to venture into the nautical world, joining with boat builder Palmer Johnson to create a Chiron-inspired superyacht.

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Carmakers team up for long-term co-operation

Interesting times in the motoring business.

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Mercedes Brabus 550 gets an upgrade

Mercedes unveiled the new Brabus 550 Adventure at last week’s Geneva Motor Show — an even more extreme version of the G500 4x4².

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Car of the Year snagged by Peugeot 3008

The new Peugeot 3008, which we featured here at Examiner Motoring recently, has been named the 2017 Car of the Year in what was a surprisingly close contest.

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Design accolade for Lexus LC luxury coupe

The Lexus LC luxury coupe has been named 2016’s Production Car Design of the Year, an honour bestowed by a 20-strong judging panel featuring some of the world’s top car designers.

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Porsche looking into hybrid version of Macan compact SUV

Porsche may offer an all-electric version of its Macan compact SUV and could turn models such as the iconic 911 into hybrids, its sales chief said, amid a push by parent company Volkswagen to move on from dieselgate.

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Peugeot 3008 named named the 2017 Car of the Year

The new Peugeot 3008, which we featured here at Examiner Motoring last week, has been named the 2017 Car of the Year in what was a surprisingly close contest.

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Suzuki’s Ignis an urban champion

Suzuki’s Ignis has made it to the final three cars in the new Urban Car category of the 2017 World Car of The Year.

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Lexus LC luxury coupe named Production Car Design of the Year

The Lexus LC luxury coupe has been named 2016’s Production Car Design of the Year, an honour bestowed by a 20-strong judging panel featuring some of the world’s top car designers.

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0% finance for Citroen's new C4 Picasso Range

Citroen’s top-selling New C4 Picasso Range, is are now available with 0% finance for a limited time until April 30.

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Alfa Romeo awaits right moment for hybrid models

Alfa Romeo will launch performance hybrid models across its range - but only when battery technology gets lighter and cheaper.

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Ford explores a new dimension of auto-making

Ford is exploring how large one-piece parts could be printed for prototyping and future production vehicles, as the first automaker to pilot the Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer.

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A number of new commercial vehicles are due throughout the year

We look at some of the new vans hitting the showrooms.

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In the light commercial vehicles market six brands responsible for 77% of sales

The top six brands are responsible for 77% of sales in light commercial vehicles, a sector which saw a 11% fall in the year to date in registrations, writes Brian Byrne

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New Smart Electric Drive a clever buy, but only if you take short, slow journeys

Smart has put an electric motor in its latest city car, but does the powertrain make sense in urban environments? Rebecca Chaplin finds out

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Geneva genuflects for magnificent auto specimens

It’s the show that affords carmakers the opportunity to pull out all the stops.

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