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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Renault Mégane RS
Dec11

Renault Mégane RS

Renault’s potent RS is a very alluring hot hatch writes Suzanne Keane What is it? The Megane RS is the latest hot hatch to be unleashed by Renault Styling? With its Tangerine Orange paintwork, wider wings for extra air intake, F1 splitter and flared sills, the new Renault Megane RS certainly hasn’t been designed to blend into the crowd Under the Bonnet? The Megane RS is powered by a growling 1.8-litre petrol engine with 280bhp...

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Kia e-Soul
Aug07

Kia e-Soul

Kia goes all-electric with the very funky e-Soul writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? The funky styling of the Kia Soul is quirky enough to stand apart from rivals but now it is also available as a fully electric car with a very impressive range. Who is it aimed at? With average commutes in Ireland around 318 km per week, the 452km range of the new e-Soul makes it suitable for just about anyone. Styling? The boxy shape won’t...

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Ford Mondeo Hybrid Vignale
Feb11

Ford Mondeo Hybrid Vignale

Ford’s top-of-the-range Mondeo Vignale is now available as a Hybrid writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Hybrids now account for 7% of new car sales so the arrival of  Ford’s first hybrid version of its popular Mondeo saloon is certainly timely. A hybrid wagon will launch next month. Who is it aimed at? If you in the market for a family car that is more economical than petrol but you don’t do the mileage to justify a...

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Ford Focus Titanium 1.0L
Jan23

Ford Focus Titanium 1.0L

More than 16 million Ford Focus cars have been sold worldwide since 1998, can the new model continue that success asks Suzanne Keane What is it? 20 years after it was first launched in Ireland the Ford Focus is back, rebuilt from the ground up and hoping to be as popular as its predecessors. Who is it aimed at? The Focus is aimed at those needing a spacious hatchback who haven’t jumped on the crossover bandwagon. Styling? The new...

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Peugeot 508 Fastback
Jan07

Peugeot 508 Fastback

Due here in Spring, Hannah Gordon gets behind the wheel of one of the most anticipated cars this year, the Peugeot 508 Fastback What is it? A low slung coupe style car, Peugeot has brought something different to the market instead of the usual SUV models. Who is it aimed at? Designed for the executive car market, the coupe styling and large boot lend itself to the business sales rep sector. Styling? The Peugeot 508 has unique styling...

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