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First Drive: Maserati Levante
Jul02

First Drive: Maserati Levante

Suzanne Keane gets behind the wheel of Maserati’s first SUV the Levante What is it? When you think of Maserati an SUV may not be the first image that pops into your head but the Italian manufacturer has taken this luxury segment by storm with the arrival of the Levante which following its launch was their highest selling car across 72 countries. First impressions of the new Maserati Levante? Manufactured in the Mirafiori plant...

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First Drive: Citroën C5 Aircross
Jun18

First Drive: Citroën C5 Aircross

Citroën is introducing a big brother to the C3 Aircross writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? The rise of the SUV family car means you can steer past that looming midlife crisis, no longer forced to face the grim reality of a people carrier, instead family transport has never been so chic. The latest to join the fray is Citroën’s C5 Aircross. First revealed at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show, Citroën’s new flagship shares a...

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Family Car Buying Guide – Compact SUVs
Jun15

Family Car Buying Guide – Compact SUVs

In the market for a new family car, we look at 5 alternatives in the categories of Green, MPVs, Crossovers and Compact SUVs writes Geraldine Herbert Part Four – Compact SUVs   Peugeot 5008   In the age of the Urban SUV, Peugeot has looked at the most important, decision-shaping consumer desirables within the family-buying market – style, space and elegance – and have re-imagined their 5008 from the wheels up and...

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First Drive: Volkswagen T-Roc
Jan31

First Drive: Volkswagen T-Roc

VW’s latest SUV is ready to roc but can it stand out in this crowded segment asks Geraldine Herbert What is it? The T-Roc is the latest in Volkswagen’s SUV offensive and is designed to appeal to young, trendy buyers. First impressions of the new VW T-Roc? Buying a new car is much like starting a relationship, it has little if anything to do with the brain and everything to do with the heart. In the fiercely competitive SUV...

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First Drive: Opel Grandland X
Oct05

First Drive: Opel Grandland X

The stylish third member of Opel’s ‘X’ family has arrived writes  Geraldine Herbert What is it? The Grandland X is Opel’s stylish but late entrant into the compact SUV parade. With a sporty design and rugged off-road looks, it is aimed at young families and the young at heart. At 4.48m long it is also the largest SUV in Opel’s range, with seating for five people, generous luggage space and a host of...

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SEAT Ateca 1.4
Jun13

SEAT Ateca 1.4

It seems every car maker wants a slice of the compact SUV segment and SEAT is the latest to join the competition writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  SEAT’s first SUV has found favour with Irish buyers and already accounts for 30% of their sales this year. Styling? Outside, it is robust and handsome and SEAT have struck a nice balance  between muscular aggression and  style with the design of the Ateca. Under the Bonnet?...

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