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Skoda Kodiaq 2.0TDI 190HP DSG 4×4
Jul24

Skoda Kodiaq 2.0TDI 190HP DSG 4×4

Skoda has arrived fashionably late to the SUV party with its seven-seat Kodiaq, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  Skoda’s Kodiaq arrives on the market at a time when, despite the popularity of Crossovers and SUVs, if you need space for up to seven and want an affordable family-sized crossover or SUV, there aren’t a huge amount of options. Seven-seat SUVs tend to fall into the very pricey category such as Audi Q7, Volvo XC90,...

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First Drive: Renault Koleos
Jul10

First Drive: Renault Koleos

The sophisticated Koleos is a tempting mix of Gallic flair and Nissan X-Trail mechanicals, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? The Renault Kadjar has a proved a popular alternative for those seeking a little more space than the Captur, and now the new Koleos offers even more comfort and space and completes its trio of SUVs. The Koleos is based on the Nissan X-Trail, although you’d be forgiven for not spotting the influence as...

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Why an estate should be your next car
Jun27

Why an estate should be your next car

  Looking for a family car that is refined, efficient with acres of storage and space then you should consider an estate car writes Geraldine Herbert In an effort to find something practical, safe and fuel sipping but stylish enough to look good in our driveways and avenues more of us than ever before are opting for SUVs. In fact for the first time an SUV, Hyundai’s Tucson was the bestselling car in Ireland in 2016. But with summer...

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First Drive: Renault Captur
Jun15

First Drive: Renault Captur

With sharper styling, more engines and few nice touches inside Renault is set to Captur the imagination all over  again writes Geraldine Herbert   What is it? The Renault Captur created quite a stir in the booming crossover market when it hit the roads in 2014. Injecting a little more fun into the market, this compact and affordable Renault was aimed squarely at customers wanting a small crossover but requiring a little more...

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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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Volkswagen Golf R
Jun07

Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen’s most potent Golf, the R, is a very grown-up hot hatch, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  You can tell a lot about a car by the attention it gets. Some attract onlookers, car fanatics and legions of salivating boy racers but others just get the odd admiring glance and, in the main, slip quietly in out of car parks unnoticed. The latter is the case with Volkswagen’s most potent Golf, the R, one of the most...

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