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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Vintage,fast-paced BMWs still cut a dash

BMW has created some of the world’s most iconic vehicles. Many of these are within the M5 family, and it was these that we were recently privileged to drive, but peppering them was a variety of other BMW legendary vehicles.

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Insignia Tourer is Opel’s badge of honour

OPEL, a once proudly German company that rooted itself — despite its American ownership — in all things Deutsche, such as advanced engineering and design capabilities, is now French. Releve de la garde, indeed.

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Alfa Romeo SUV sets speed record

Alfa Romeo’s monstrous Stelvio Quadrifoglio has set the new benchmark for a production SUV at Germany’s legendary Nürburgring, lapping the epic 20.832km Nordschleife in a record 7 minutes 51.7 seconds, a full eight seconds faster than the previous production SUV record.

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New Volvo in January

Further details have reached us of the new Volvo XC40, which will be available here in Ireland from next January and a starting launch price of €47,450.

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Seat’s new mini-SUV

Seat Ireland has revealed the pricing for its new mini-SUV Arona, ahead of its arrival in the Irish market in November.

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Toyota Plus innovation launched

Toyota Ireland has launched Toyota Plus, the company’s pan-European used car programme. 

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Ryans awarded dealer of the year prize

Denis & Mary Ryan Car Sales, Bishopstown, Co Cork has been awarded the Citroën & DS Automobiles Dealer of the Year Award 2017, from a network of 19 authorised sales dealerships nationwide. 

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Volkswagen’s new T-Roc crossover

Volkswagen has revealed that its new T-Roc crossover will go on sale in Ireland with a starting price of €24,750.

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Opel’s new compact SUV is grand, lads

The Opel Grandland X — that second N is important — try saying it without and you will see why.

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Ford stays ahead of pack with ‘The One’’

The Ford Fiesta is the king of the supermini heap and — realistically — it has been for many of the 40 or so years the Blue Oval has been making it.

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Small-capacity Octavia big on everything

This should not work. It definitely should not work.

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Around town, the latest Polo will take some beating

Volkswagen’s latest generation Polo has arrived. Ryan Hirons headed to Hamburg to try it out.

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Kia Picanto ticks all the boxes and then some

Time was when the micro-mini segment was populated with cars which between them were equipped with little more technology as could be seen on, say, a wheelbarrow. Dodgy plastics, terrible seats, appalling designs, poor chassis, and absolutely no kit was the order of the day.

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