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Nissan launches the new Qashqai

I was informed recently by Nissan Ireland that the Qashqai is Ireland’s best selling crossover of all time with over 50,000 sales. It’s a very worthy boast and the very popular Qashqai has just got better with what it describes

Mercedes-AMG E43 4MATIC arrives in Ireland

The Mercedes-AMG E43 4MATIC – the high-performance version of the new E-Class – has arrived on the market here. With features adopted from motorsport, cutting-edge technology and a 3.0-litre, V6 bi-turbo engine, which accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds,

New Peugeot 5008 SUV goes on sale in Ireland

The highly anticipated new Peugeot 5008 SUV, big sister to the award winning 3008 SUV, Car of the &ear 2017, is now on sale in Ireland, with demonstrator vehicles arriving in dealer showrooms this August: initial retail volumes will arrive

Mercedes-Benz X-Class pick-up launched

Mercedes-Benz has introduced the new X-Class, their first new pick-up and the first premium offering in this segment. It will go on sale here in November. Initially I approached the thought of a premium car manufacturer’s first venture into the

Stunning cabriolet completes new E-Class range

The arrival here of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet in September will complete the very impressive E-Class model range. Emphasising their determination to establish a strong foothold in virtually every model segment, this fifth and youngest member of the E-Class

All-new Range Rover Velar has arrived

The new Velar is fourth member of the Range Rover family and it has just gone on sale here, with an entry-level price of €62,240 plus delivery and related charges. It fills the space between the Evoque and the Range

All-new Ford Fiesta arrives this weekend

Ford says that their all-new Fiesta will deliver the most sophisticated range of driver assistance technologies and connectivity features of any volume small car on sale in Europe. It goes on sale here this weekend. According to Ford, there will

All-New Renault Koleos SUV arrives in Ireland

The all-new Renault Koleos SUV has arrived in Ireland with a great entry-level price of €34,490 for the Dynamique S Nav dCi 130. It fits into the B1 tax band with annual road-tax of €270. That’s just some of the

Polestar adds up to 421HP in new Volvo XC60

Polestar, the performance brand of Volvo Cars, has introduced the latest generation powertrain optimisation for the new Volvo XC60. With the Polestar enhancement, the new Volvo XC60 T8 delivers 421 horsepower, matching the optimised XC90 T8 as the most powerful

Newly updated Skoda Citigo arrives

The newly updated Citigo minicar has been launched in Ireland with what Skoda says is comprehensive upgrades to the exterior design along with a number of interior revisions, starting from €10,995 for the 3-door version. Two three cylinder petrol engines