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2021 Toyota C-HR Review

23rd July 2021

While it used to be offered with a manual transmission, four-wheel drive and a 1.2-litre petrol engine, the revised C-HR is only available with 1.8-litre or 2.0-litre hybrid powertrains. Fuel economy for the CH-R Hybrid is impressive, as are its...

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2021 Audi Q2 Review

16th July 2021

The Q2 is a small crossover from Audi. It offers a level of style, class and features that other rivals struggle to compete with. There is a lot to like about it. It is good to drive, has plenty of room and Audi offer a wide range of options to ...

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2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quatrifoglio Review

6th July 2021

The Stelvio is based on the same platform as the Alfa Romeo Giulia saloon, it sits 20cm higher, and Alfa’s Q4 all-wheel-drive system is standard on all but one of the Stelvio’s five engine options.This is very much an SUV designed to tackle road...

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2021 Porsche 911 GT3 (992) Review

23rd June 2021

The 911 GT3 is equally devastating on the road as on the track with the 992-era model suggesting that the game is not up yet. The engine is a naturally aspirated 4.0 litre that has little enough in common with the unit found in the rest of the 9...

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2021 Ford Kuga Review

28th May 2021

With the Kuga, Ford was keen to try and put a tad more ‘Sport’ into the SUV name. They did this with daring styling and Focus-like driving dynamics. It stood out from the crowd and held its own against the competition. This generation has had a ...

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2021 SEAT Leon Review

21st May 2021

The new, fourth-generation Seat Leon shares engines, interiors and technology with the Volkswagen Golf, albeit at a more affordable price and arguably a more stylish package. The three-door option has been dropped for this edition so you have a ...

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2021 BMW M3 Review

7th May 2021

This is the all-new sixth generation BMW M3, continuing a tradition that goes all the way back to 1986. This is a time of great opportunity for this car with rivals such as Alfa Romeo’s Giulia Quadrifoglio starting to age. It retains the simple ...

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2021 Jaguar XF Review

30th April 2021

The words ‘executive saloon’ might sound like a shaded relic of the 1990s but with the XF Jaguar aim to contradict those assertions as the new head honcho Thierry Bollore attempts to point them in the direction of an electric future. The XF has ...

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2021 All-New Nissan Qashqai Review

19th April 2021

The Qashqai is one of Ireland’s best-selling cars and is the car that is arguably most to blame for the plethora of small SUVs on our roads these days. Who could have predicted when the Qashqai first arrived in Irish showrooms over ten years ago...

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2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

8th April 2021

The second generation Tiguan has a lot to live up to. Its predecessor has been extremely popular, outselling many of its rivals on the way to becoming the third biggest selling VW after the Golf and Polo. VW have sought to make the Tiguan more u...

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2021 Opel Astra Review

26th March 2021

This is the new Opel Astra, although it might not look all that different to the last model, aesthetically at least. There is a new grille and bumper and an all-new engine line-up. It is built on the existing PSA platform, giving buyers a choice...

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2021 Peugeot 3008 Review

19th March 2021

This is the facelifted version of the second generation 3008 and comes complete with a choice of two petrol turbo engines and two turbo diesel engines. When the Peugeot 3008 was reborn as a full-fat SUV, instead of a high-riding MPV, Peugeot pul...

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2021 Mercedes-Benz S Class Review

12th March 2021

The Mercedes-Benz S Class has always been an opportunity for the German car giant to demonstrate to the world its array of skills and mechanical invention. It was in the S Class that Mercedes first gave the world anti-lock brakes and airbags. Lo...

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2021 Dacia Sandero Review

26th February 2021

The Dacia Sandero is the cheapest new car you can buy at the moment with most supermini rivals costing far more to purchase. The Sandero appears to be proof that you can have your cake and eat it – the French owned Romanian car manufacturer does...

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2021 Skoda Kamiq Review

19th February 2021

The Kamiq is smaller and cheaper than the Kodiaq and Karoq and completes Skoda’s triumvirate of SUVs.  The Kamiq shares much of its mechanical underpinnings with the Volkswagen T-Cross and SEAT Arona. All versions of the Kamiq are front-whe...

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2021 Mazda MX-30 Review

12th February 2021

The MX-30 is Mazda’s first production EV. The name might be confusing to some as MX is usually the sign that it is a coupe or roadster, rather than an EV. This is most definitely an electric vehicle, with Mazda claiming 124 miles on the WLTP cyc...

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2021 Volvo XC40 Review

5th February 2021

The XC40 is the result of Volvo’s decision to enter the compact SUV arena for the first time, entering the fray with the likes of the Audi Q3, Lexus NX, BMW X1 and the Range Rover Evoque. What all these cars have in common is that they are trans...

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2021 Hyundai i20 Review

25th January 2021

‘Sensuous Sportiness’ is the new tagline behind the i20 which is the Korean firms entry to the Fiesta/Polo segment of the supermini market. It is an infinitely more attractive looking car than its predecessor as Hyundai seeks to push forward wit...

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2021 Honda Jazz Review

11th January 2021

This is the fourth generation of the Honda Jazz and if previous incarnations are anything to go by then it will be no great leap of faith to say that it is extremely roomy, versatile and ridiculously reliable too. But just to ‘Jazz’ things up a ...

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2021 Land Rover Defender Review

24th December 2020

The 2021 Defender has a tough task ahead of it in that it has to replace the old version, a vehicle that was iconic and something of a cult classic at the same time. The old model was a utility vehicle in the strictest sense of the word – its ab...

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