Ten things to know about the all-new Nissan Qashqai 
Feb18

Ten things to know about the all-new Nissan Qashqai 

Keen to stay ahead of the competition Nissan has launched their all-new Qashqai writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Nissan’s Qashqai defined the crossover segment back in 2007. 2) 50,000 Qashqais have found a home in Ireland and over 3 million cars have been sold in Europe and 5 million globally since its launch. 3) Still unmistakably Qashqai the new version sports sharper lines and a more modern edgy look. A slightly increased...

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Renault Koleos GT Line
Jun24

Renault Koleos GT Line

It was the longest road test but with the fewest miles clocked up writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? In the ten weeks of lockdown my trusty road companion was a Koleos, a car that has been gaining fans since 2017 when it was introduced as the flagship of the Renault range. What’s new? Hoping to garner even more interest for 2020 the Koelos is newly enhanced with gizmos and toys. Cosmetic changes are minimal and likely only to...

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AUDI – Q3 Sportback – 35TFSI 150BHP 
Jun19

AUDI – Q3 Sportback – 35TFSI 150BHP 

    The Audi Q3 Sportback will certainly turn heads but are looks enough to justify its price asks Geraldine Herbert What is it? Part SUV and part coupe the new Audi Q3 Sportback promises to fuse sportiness and practicality and is designed to compete with rivals such as the Range Rover Evoque, Jaguar E-Pace, Volvo XC40, the Mercedes GLA and the Lexus UX. For some the coupe SUV is a smart and sleek compromise for others its...

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Range Rover Evoque
Jun13

Range Rover Evoque

A lot has changed since the Evoque redefined the Compact SUV segment, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Around the same time car makers realised that appealing to women could increase sales, the market for small luxury crossovers became the new battleground for premium manufacturers. Today it is the fastest-growing segment of the car market. Enter the Range Rover Evoque in 2011 — and it wasn’t long after, that Land Rover...

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First Drive: Volkswagen T-Cross
Apr02

First Drive: Volkswagen T-Cross

Volkswagen’s smallest and cheapest SUV arrives here this month and it looks good, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Despite its diminutive proportions, it seems the new Volkswagen T-Cross is a small car with big ideas. The clue to the size of its ambitions lies in its motto, “I am more”. The T-Cross is not just another small SUV in a crowded market – it’s a small car that means business. Is it a...

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First Drive: DS 7
Feb20

First Drive: DS 7

Full of Gallic style, the new DS 7 demands attention, but can it compete in the crowded SUV market asks Geraldine Herbert What is it? In a market where safety and efficiency dictate car design and form as much as brand identity, it’s refreshing to know some are daring to be different. One of the most unique car-makers is DS.  It’s been almost 10 years since its first model appeared on our streets,  produced under French...

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