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Ten things to know about the Škoda Enyaq
May18

Ten things to know about the Škoda Enyaq

Skoda’s first all-electric SUV will be called the Enyaq writes Geraldine Herbert 1) If you’re wondering Enyaq is derived from the Irish name ‘Enya’, meaning ‘source of life’. 2) The new SUV is based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB) similar to the new Volkswagen ID.3 all-electric hatchback and shares much with the VW ID 4 and the Audi Q4 e-tron. 3) Since Skoda is...

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Seven things to know about the Volkswagen ID.3
Sep09

Seven things to know about the Volkswagen ID.3

Volkswagen has unveiled the ID.3, its first ‘electric car for the masses’ writes Geraldine Herbert The first cars to come to Ireland will be the 1st Edition models and will arrive in summer 2020 and cost from under €40,000 after grants Expect an under €30,000  entry-level mode, if you can call it that, with 45 kWh car and a 330km range to launch at the end of 2020. The ID3 comes in three flavours Short range (330 kms), midrange (420...

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Seven things to know about the new Opel Corsa-e
Jun12

Seven things to know about the new Opel Corsa-e

Opel’s new Corsa-e will go on sale next March writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Opel’s first all-electric model, the Corsa-e, has been officially unveiled in Frankfurt. 2) Due here in March 2020 prices are expected to start from around €25,000 for the base model, a price that will make sense to many buyers. 3)  With impressive technology, smart looks and a new interior it will also be offered with a choice of a petrol or diesel...

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Ten things to know about the new Volkswagen ID.3
May08

Ten things to know about the new Volkswagen ID.3

Months before its official world premiere VW has revealed its all-new low cost Golf-sized electric car writes Geraldine Herbert 1) Volkswagen’s Golf-sized electric car and the first member of a new family of EVs from Volkswagen, the ID 3 has been revealed. 2) It is the German car company’s first ground-up electric car. 3) More members of the family will be revealed over time and all will bear the name ID. 4) The range will...

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Ten things to know about the New Ford Focus
Apr10

Ten things to know about the New Ford Focus

The fourth generation  Ford Focus has been unveiled writes Geraldine Herbert 1) It’s 20 years since the Ford Focus first appeared on Irish roads. 2) Embracing technology the Focus is the first Ford to get a new Head-up display. 3) The new car is also designed to detect “No Entry” signs on a motorway ramp and will sound a Wrong Way Alert  with audible and visual warnings. 4) The new Focus has been to the gym and has lost almost...

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Eight things to know about the new Volvo V60
Feb21

Eight things to know about the new Volvo V60

Volvo has taken the wraps of its gorgeous new V60 Estate writes Geraldine Herbert The all new Volvo V60 was unveiled today in the driveway of a family home in Stockholm. Customers in Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, UK and USA but not unfortunately Ireland can avail of a car subscription Car by Volvo – a new premium subscription alternative to buying or leasing a vehicle. The new estate is set to compete with...

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