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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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