• Posts Tagged ‘diesel’

    New car sales up 30 per cent

    by  • February 2, 2015 • Motoring News

    2013 Volkswagen Golf exterior right side static

    New car sales are expected to top 100,000 in 2015 – the highest figure since 2008. Figures released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry show a 31 per cent year-on-year increase in new car sales in January. Some 29,948 151-plate cars were registered last month. The top three selling car brands...

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    New Ford Focus ST for March launch

    by  • January 29, 2015 • Motoring News

    2015 Ford Focus ST exterior front left static

    Ford reckons the new Ford Focus ST is in ‘a class of its own’. It says the new model offers ‘an even more responsive, balanced and refined driving experience with new chassis control technologies, tuned suspension and steering, and bespoke tyre specification’. For the first time, the performance car will be offered in both...

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    No prickles in Citroen C4 Cactus

    by  • January 7, 2015 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2014 Citroen C4 Cactus exterior front left static

    If you like to be different and you’re in the market for a family hatchback, then the new Citroen C4 Cactus is worth checking out. The Cactus has its genesis in a concept car, and the production model very much has a concept feel about it. With contrasting customisable coloured ‘airbumps’ on the door...

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    Putting a bit of Soul into a long drive

    by  • August 6, 2014 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    There’s no getting away from it – the Kia Soul is an unusual looking car. Squat and square, this car garnered a lot of attention, and I spotted passers-by stopping to investigate it when it was parked on the street. A real love it or hate it, the exterior shape wasn’t liked by any...

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    New Ford Focus ST unveiled at Goodwood

    by  • June 27, 2014 • Motoring News

    2015 Ford Focus ST exterior front left dynamic

    The new Ford Focus ST is making its world debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK today. Ford says the sporty and aggressive new hatchback and wagon models offer a more responsive, refined and balanced driving experience via new chassis control technologies, retuned suspension and steering. The exterior of the new Ford...

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    Dacia Logan takes affordability to the max

    by  • April 16, 2014 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2013 Dacia Logan MCV exterior right front static

    Dacia has been attention grabbing since it arrived on the Irish budget car scene two years ago, offering decently specced cars at an affordable price. In the Dacia Logan MCV, the Renault-owned Romanian brand brings to the Irish market what is essentially a Dacia Sandero estate. Nominally a maximum capacity vehicle, the Logan’s utility...

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    Sporty Renault Mégane gets a facelift

    by  • February 26, 2014 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2014 Renault Megane GTLine hatchback exterior front left static

    The Renault Mégane has had a facelift, giving it a super-stylish exterior with smart looking LEDs and a sleek, bullet-like body. Inside the cabin of the GT Line test car there was a strange juxtaposition of expensive looking sports trim and less expensive looking plastics. Playing on its sports credentials, the leather gearbox and...

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    Zoom-zoom zooming in the Mazda3

    by  • February 19, 2014 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2014 Mazda3 hatchback exterior front right dynamic

    Mazda totally lives up to its zoom-zoom spirit with the new Mazda3. Available in both saloon and hatchback body types, we had the latter on test. The new Mazda3 hatch looks like a stubby Mazda6, with the distinctive Mazda nose and a truncated rear. It’s a beautiful vehicle and our ruby red review car...

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