The new Skoda Karoq.

New Skoda SUV packs a punch

Launched officially here in Ireland on Monday last, the new ŠKODA Karoq compact SUV is now available in showrooms around the country. It has a hard act to follow as it is the second...
The Kia Niro PHEV.

Kia in bid to reduce fuel consumption

We hear a lot of claims these days from various quarters that motoring in Ireland is changing at a rapid pace. Buyers are supposedly bombarding garages with requests for electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid...
The ŠKODA Superb.

ŠKODA targets Superb sales

By Gerry Murphy At times it is difficult to talk about the ŠKODA Superb without referring to its badge name. Since its introduction in its current guise, the ŠKODA Superb has shot to second place on...

Upgraded Nissan all-rounder copes perfectly with recent climate conditions

By Gerry Murphy This week’s test drive proved to be more straight-forward than most, simply because the Nissan X-Trail is such competent all-rounder. It does everything that it promises, and is surprisingly agile, yet it...
No more: the VW Jetta.

Volkswagen ditches the Jetta

Following its decision to discontinue the Scirocco late last year, Volkswagen has now decided to ditch the Jetta from European markets as well. The name will continue to exist elsewhere and the latest generation has...
Kia Stonic

Lots to admire in new Stonic

Fresh from entering another decade of my existence, it gives rise to some evaluation of what’s important and how much cars have changed over the years. Having received the first driving licence back in the...


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