Lexus UX 300e
Sep07

Lexus UX 300e

We get behind the wheel of Lexus’s first all-electric vehicle writes Geraldine Herbert What’s new? The Lexus UX 300e marks a first for the Japanese carmaker, a small crossover that runs entirely on battery power and is a blueprint for what’s to come. Lexus plans to launch 20 all-new or redesigned models over the next five years, including battery-electric, plugin hybrid electric and hybrid. Is it a looker? In a segment...

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Mercedes-Benz EQA 250
Aug31

Mercedes-Benz EQA 250

Mercedes new EQA is designed to appeal to a younger generation of eco-conscious motorists writes Geraldine Herbert Why you will like it? The EQA is an electric version of the GLA crossover and travels 426km on a single charge. Is it a looker? From the outside, the sleek exterior is instantly recognisable but the most noticeable difference that sets it apart from the GLA is the black radiator grille in place of the conventional one....

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Tesla Model 3 Long Range
Jul19

Tesla Model 3 Long Range

Sales of Tesla’s Model 3 are accelerating, we find out why writes Geraldine Herbert Why kids will love it? When it comes to cars my kids are hard to impress. It’s nothing new for them to be dropped to a friend’s house in a BMW and collected in a Mercedes and even the odd Bentley does little to sway their usual indifference. But the arrival of the Tesla Model 3 inspired a very different reaction. Elon Musk, it seems,...

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Toyota GR Yaris
Jun11

Toyota GR Yaris

Toyota’s pocket rocket is truly in a league of its own writes Geraldine Herbert Why you will like it? It’s almost a disservice to refer to Toyota’s GR Yaris as a Yaris. To the casual eye, it may have the same instantly recognisable body shape but this is far more than a Yaris with some go-faster bits. Is it a looker? This is a Yaris crafted by Gazoo Racing, the motorsport arm of Toyota, only the door mirrors, the rear and side...

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Alpine A110 Legende
May25

Alpine A110 Legende

Alpine’s A110 is a joy to drive writes Geraldine Herbert Why you will like it? One of the great automotive secrets, the Alpine A110 is a two-seater sports car with a heritage that goes back to the Sixties. Alpine, a name synonymous with rally victories, was bought by Renault in 1973, and in 2017 a new modern interpretation debuted at the Geneva motor show. While it is not currently available to buy in Ireland we hope it’s only a...

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BMW M4 Competition Coupe
May19

BMW M4 Competition Coupe

Astounding performance and handling is the very least you expect from an M4 writes Geraldine Herbert Why you will like it? BMW’s new M4 promises to be more powerful, better to drive and more usable. Is it a looker? it’s not a car you will drive unnoticed, if the tune from the exhaust fails to alert passers-by the Sao Paulo Yellow launch colour works like a charm. What’s it like inside? The M4 is understated, high-tech and very well...

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