• Posts Tagged ‘family car’

    First Drive: Ford Focus

    by  • February 17, 2015 • Car Reviews, First Drives

    2015 Ford Focus exterior front right dynamic

    The wait is over for the new Ford Focus. The latest generation model is now available at Ford dealerships across the country – and we got a chance to take it for a spin at its Irish launch in Dublin. The new Ford Focus is being offered in a choice of petrol and diesel...

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    Skoda Octavia Combi RS – fun for the family

    by  • December 4, 2013 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2013 Skoda Octavia Combi RS exterior front right static

    When is an estate like a hot hatch? When it’s the Skoda Octavia Combi RS. Ok, it’s not quite as fast as a hot hatch, but with a 0-100kph time of 8.2 seconds, the diesel model we were driving is certainly no slouch. The Skoda Octavia Combi RS is a beautiful car, both visually...

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    Citroën C3 Picasso gets a makeover

    by  • February 1, 2013 • Motoring News

    2013 Citroen C3 Picasso exterior side left

    The new look Citroën C3 Picasso is now available in Ireland. The French car maker’s popular supermini MPV has gotten a makeover and on the outside C3 Picasso fans will notice a new front bumper and LED daytime running lights on the entry level VTR+ models. Two new body colours have been added to...

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    Ireland first to get new Honda Civic

    by  • November 8, 2012 • Motoring News

    2013 Honda Civic 1.6D exterior left side

    The new Honda Civic is on its way and Irish drivers will the first to get their hands on it. The 1.6 i-DTEC will arrive here in mid-December and will be priced from €23,695 for the SE grade. This trim offers alloy wheels, CD with remote audio controls, climate control air conditioning, electric windows,...

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    Ford Boosts Focus with new Eco engine

    by  • November 7, 2012 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2012 Ford Focus hatchback exterior yellow front left side static

    ‘You’re kidding me!’ – the reaction was the same (though not always as polite) with every single person I played the Guess the Size of the Engine game with when I was test driving the new 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine in the Ford Focus. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost is a clever little invention from Ford which...

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    Kia Optima’s a real head-turner

    by  • August 15, 2012 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2012 Kia Optima exterior front right

    Kia combines striking good looks and a great spec to make its Optima a definite contender in the saloon segment. Boasting a massive cabin, the long, sleek four-door has plenty to offer both in terms of style and substance and its front lights move it up from the merely beautiful to the ‘striking looking’...

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    Hyundai i20 gets a facelift

    by  • August 14, 2012 • Motoring News

    2012 Hyundai i20 facelift exterior front left

    Increased standard specification, lower emissions and better fuel consumption is what Hyundai is offering in its new look i20 model, which has arrived in Ireland with a 6-speed manual 1.1-litre diesel engine and a 5-speed manual 1.2-litre petrol engine. As well as lower CO2 emissions and better fuel consumption in both engines, the new...

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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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