• Posts Tagged ‘petrol’

    Angry face masks Citroen C1’s cheery nature

    by  • March 4, 2015 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2014 Citroen C1 exterior front right static

    I drive cars of all sizes, from tiny little city cars to monster SUVs, and sometimes I feel like I get bullied on the road – and (surprise, surprise) it’s always in the small cars. Given the range of cars I drive, I’ve concluded that it’s not the driver who’s being bullied, it’s the...

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    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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    Innovative Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV no stick-in-the-mud

    by  • January 21, 2015 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV exterior front right static

    Who says a 4×4 SUV can’t be eco-friendly? Mitsubishi took that idea and totally shattered it with the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Electric Hybrid (PHEV). From the outside, and on the inside too, the PHEV pretty much looks like a regular Outlander. Traditional but timidly curious drivers need not fear – Mitsubishi has not gone...

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    Seat scores again with fab Leon Cupra

    by  • September 17, 2014 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2014 Seat Leon Cupra 280 exterior left front static

    When I got my hands on the Seat Cupra 280, the test car was just eight weeks old – and already had nearly 6,500km on the clock – I knew it must be good. The Cupra was the first hot hatch I had ever driven and so holds a special place in my heart....

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    Move(ing) on up! in the city

    by  • July 2, 2014 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2012 Volkswagen up! 5 door exterior front right static

    It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly two years since I first drove the Volkswagen up! – that three-door sensation is still fresh in my mind. Since then a five-door version has been added to the city car family and that’s what we were in this week – the mid-range Move up! to be...

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    Tranquil motoring in Lexus GS 300h

    by  • June 11, 2014 • Car Reviews, Test Drives

    2014 Lexus GS 300h exterior front left dynamic

    Classic luxury meets modern utility in the Lexus GS 300h executive hybrid. With head turning looks, its angry exterior belies a serene personality and a classy interior. Full of creature comforts, the cabin in our Dynamic trim test model was almost all leather, with cream seats, a padded leather dash with wooden inlays and...

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    July arrival for BMW i8 hybrid sports car

    by  • April 29, 2014 • Motoring News

    2014 BMW i8 exterior front left dynamic

    The new BMW i8 is set to arrive in Ireland in July, with prices starting from €136,430. The 1.5-litre three cylinder plug-in petrol hybrid is the most advanced sports car ever produced by the German company. With 362hp, the BMW i8 has a top speed of 250kph and can accelerate from 0-100kph in 4.4seconds....

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