• Posts Tagged ‘4×4’

    Opel wows with Insignia OPC

    by  • February 25, 2015 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2014 Opel Insignia OPC exterior left front static

    It’s no secret that I love the Opel Insignia, so I’m always interested when a new variant appears on the market – especially when it’s of the OPC variety (not to be confused with the OPC Line trim). Created by experts at the Opel Performance Centre, the Insignia OPC combines the style and sophistication...

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    Stylish motoring in rugged Opel Insignia Country Tourer

    by  • January 14, 2015 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2014 Opel Insignia Country Tourer exterior front left static

    Car manufacturers are really upping their game when it comes to estate models and the Opel Insignia Country Tourer will give any of them a run for their money. And in wintry ice and snow conditions, its 4×4 capabilities will give you peace of mind. Long and rugged-looking, the Country Tourer is higher off...

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    4×4 peace of mind in Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

    by  • February 5, 2014 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2013 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross front left dynamic

    There’s something reassuring about driving a 4×4 vehicle in an Irish winter, even if it’s uncertain whether you’ll actually need to engage it or not. This week’s review model, the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross offers the economy of two wheel drive, with the added peace of mind of four wheel drive (but more of that...

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    Dacia impresses with Duster SUV

    by  • January 16, 2013 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2012 Dacia Duster exterior front dynamic

    With road conditions turning icy and talk of snow on the horizon many motorists will be dreaming of a 4×4. Prices for these vehicles have come down in recent years and now new kid on the block Dacia has finally reached the Irish market with its Dacia Duster – an SUV with a starting...

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    Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 a smart all-rounder

    by  • July 18, 2012 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2012 Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 exterior front right

    Looking at the large and sturdy Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 and the Wicklow Mountains wouldn’t immediately spring to mind as being its natural habitat – but it really took to the bumpy terrain. The 3008 HYbrid4 is an extremely versatile car. The first diesel-hybrid in the world, the crossover is really four cars in one....

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    Dacia launches in Ireland with €15k SUV

    by  • July 16, 2012 • Motoring News

    2012 Dacia Duster exterior front left

    Dacia has finally arrived in Ireland with the launch of the Duster SUV, which hits the market with prices starting from €14,990. Although it won’t be available in showrooms until January, the Duster can be test driven and ordered now. There was a six-month waiting list for the SUV in Germany and France when...

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    Jeep’s grand adventure

    by  • February 8, 2012 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee exterior

    If you’re new to the Jeep brand one of the first things you’ll be asking yourself as you slip into the luxurious heated leather driver’s seat of the Grand Cherokee is ‘how the hell do I turn on the wipers’’, even more so if it happens to be raining when you do so. Indicators...

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    Driving pleasure in the Scout 4×4

    by  • January 25, 2012 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2011 Skoda Octavia Scout exterior - front

    If you’ve got your heart set on something that has the look of an estate but the feel of a 4×4 then you could do worse than check out the Skoda Octavia Scout 4×4. While the Yeti might be the best known of Skoda’s 4×4 offerings, it’s joined in the line up by the...

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