KIA Xceed PHEV
Sep11

KIA Xceed PHEV

Comfortable, stylish and green, there is lots to like about the Kia XCeed PHEV writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? The Ceed has long been one of the most versatile cars in the Kia range. Starting life as a hatchback over time it has morphed into an estate, the Proceed coupé, a crossover in the form of the Xceed and in May of this year a plug-in hybrid version was launched. Who is it aimed at? Siting between the Ceed Hatchback and the...

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Ten things to know about the Nissan Ariya
Jul16

Ten things to know about the Nissan Ariya

Nissan has unveiled its first all-electric coupé crossover, the Ariya writes Geraldine Herbert 1) What exactly is the Ariya, you wonder? It’s an electric SUV. 2) Unveiled last year as a concept at the Tokyo Motor Show the Ariya will go on sale in Ireland next Autumn and will be available to pre-order at your local Nissan dealer from January. 3) Unlike the Leaf that is just available in front-wheel-drive, the Ariya will have a...

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Volkswagen Passat Estate R-Line
Jul15

Volkswagen Passat Estate R-Line

Given the abundance of new SUVs has the estate car had its day? asks Geraldine Herbert. What is it? Estate Cars are a hard sell in this country, we gravitate toward SUVs with their chunky styling and commanding view over practicality and space but Volkswagen’s new Passat Estate highlights just how much we are missing out on. Who is it aimed at? If space is your key consideration than nothing comes close to the humble load-lugger...

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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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Audi A1 citycarver
May05

Audi A1 citycarver

Audi gives their smallest model the SUV treatment with the launch of the A1 Citycarver writes Ginny Weeks What is it? The A1 Citycarver is a rugged version of the classic A1 city car. Made for the ‘urban jungle’, this mini SUV has special features such as a raised ride height (50mm over the standard A1), an octagonal grille and muscular black wheel arches similar to its bigger brothers in the Q range. There are two engine options...

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