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Mercedes-Benz AMG E43 4MATIC 
Jan04

Mercedes-Benz AMG E43 4MATIC 

The new Mercedes-Benz AMG E43 perfectly blends performance and high-end luxury, writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Sometimes the best cars are the most understated; you could be a thrill-seeking speed freak and nobody need know. The latest variant of Mercedes E-Class, the AMG E43, is just that. Designed to plug the gap between the regular E-Class and the rip-roaring E63, the E43 is a fast but demure car, rather than a hooligan...

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Hyundai i30 N Performance
Nov22

Hyundai i30 N Performance

Rivals will ignore Hyundai’s first hot hatch at their peril writes Hannah Gordon What is it? A new hot hatch developed by Hyundai that marks an exciting motorsport era for the company. Who is it aimed at? Its hard to nail down just one sector that this car is aimed at, but the ‘popping’ and ‘banging’ exhaust will appeal to the driving enthusiast whilst the i30 N can then flip to an extremely comfortable and well equipped...

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Renault Megane Grand Coupe 1.6 DCI 130 Signature Nav
Nov06

Renault Megane Grand Coupe 1.6 DCI 130 Signature Nav

Suzanne Keane checks out Renault’s stylish compact Saloon, the Megane Grand Coupe What is it?  The Megane Grand Coupe is the saloon version of last year’s funky hatchback. While it may be less attractive than its hatchback and sports tourer siblings once you’re behind the wheel it feels identical and with 130bhp under the bonnet it won’t be left behind. Styling? While there are touches of coupe styling in keeping with the name...

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Citroen Grand C4 Picasso
Oct10

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso

If you thought MPVs were boring then check out the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso writes Suzanne Keane What is it? The Citroen Grand C4 Picasso is a versatile MPV that embraces Citroens signature quirky style. Who is it aimed at? The Grand C4 Picasso is aimed at those looking for a practical and stylish 7 seater with a touch of French flair in a compact package. Styling? MPVs are never the most stylish cars on the road but the Grand C4...

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Honda HR-V 1.6 i-DTEC
Sep19

Honda HR-V 1.6 i-DTEC

Honda’s HR-V is an attractive package that has a stylish exterior and spacious interior writes Hannah Gordon What is it? A mini SUV that goes head-to-head with the popular Nissan Juke, Opel Mokka X and Renault Captur. Who is it aimed at? The Honda HR-V benefits from bundles of interior space which overshadows its rivals, it also has the added extra of the ‘magic seat’ system which gives even more space. Perfect for a small...

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Nissan Micra 0.9 PET  5dr SVE
Aug28

Nissan Micra 0.9 PET 5dr SVE

The new Micra is worlds apart from the car it replaces writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?   Nissan’s Micra has been a popular choice with Irish drivers for over three decades but despite its pint-sized practicality, affordability and legendary reliability the Micra has never been a car destined to improve your street cred, until now that was. Styling?  Long gone are the cute lines, the curiously high-mounted headlights and cheeky...

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