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Skoda gives details of all new Karoq SUV

Skoda Ireland has revealed full details of the eagerly anticipated Karoq, the second model in the brand’s SUV offensive. The Karoq will make its debut here this December and starts at just €27,715 for what it says is the very well-equipped ‘Ambition’ model. It adds that new technologies including a digital information display and a

New Audi RS 4 Avant arrives early next year

The Audi press release said the new RS 4 Avant arrives in Ireland, while the last paragraph said it will be available to order in late 2017. So with some joined-up thinking I decided it is safe to say that the fourth generation of this model will go on sale here early next year. Audi

Volkswagen reveals full details of the new Polo

The sixth-generation of the Volkswagen Polo arrives in Ireland in December in time for 2018 sales, and left-hand drive models can be viewed now in advance in the majority of Volkswagen dealers around the country. Pricing is starting at €16,795 for the 1.0-litre petrol 65 bhp Trendline version. For the 1.0 petrol 75 bhp Trendline,

New Hyundai Kona small crossover now on sale

Hyundai has just launched their all-new Kona small crossover, which will take on the likes of the Nissan Juke, as well as the recently arrived Kia Stonic, and Citroen C3 Aircross. The entry-level Kona Comfort 1.0 Petrol Turbo 6 Speed starts from €20,995 ex works. Like all of the above, the Kona has been designed

Driving the American Dream

Ireland’s Cannonball supercar event is currently blazing a trail through America and gearing up to go global!  A group of sixty Cannollball devotees jetted off from Dublin to San Francisco this week for the largest and most exhilarating foreign Cannonball event. The route takes in San Fransisco, Yosemite National Park, Mammoth Lakes, Death Valley, Las

Japanese car manufacturers dominate reliability study

The reputation of Japanese car manufacturers for world-leading reliability shows no sign of abating, according to the results of the latest What Car? reliability survey. The study of more than 14,000 0-3 year old vehicles revealed that, of the 10 most reliable brands, an impressive six were Japanese marques, with Lexus at the top. In five out

Petrol-engined Maserati Levante S arrives

Maserati’s eagerly anticipated petrol-engined Levante S is currently available to order in Charles Hurst in Belfast, and joins the Levante lineup alongside the successful diesel variant launched last year. Maserati says that Levante S has been engineered to excite the sport-focused driver. It makes extensive use of lightweight materials, boasts an ideal 50:50 weight distribution and

Clean Up for 181 with Ford

As the 181 January new car market draws near, Ford has announced an exciting range of offers as part of the company’s ‘Clean Up for 181’ campaign.  Deals on offer include reductions of up to €6,000 on some of Ireland’s best-selling cars,plus extended warranties and a super low PCP finance offer of 0%. “Our Clean

Honda joins Top 20 ranking among World’s best brands

Honda tells us that is now one of the world’s top 20 brands, according to research by Interbrand in its latest ‘Best Global Brands’ study. Honda has moved up by 3 per cent, to be ranked as the 20th most valuable brand in the world. Interbrand puts its value at $22.696 billion. Other automotive brands

Mercedes-Benz planning an ‘awesome’ year in 2018

‘Awesome’ is the word being used by Mercedes-Benz to describe various initiatives planned for the year ahead, all designed to expand ownership and sustain market growth. Against the backdrop of a highly ambitious model development programme – one that has seen the Stuttgart manufacturer establish a presence in virtually every model segment. That this is