First Drive: Range Rover Velar
Aug16

First Drive: Range Rover Velar

Land Rover’s elegant SUV proves more than a match for Norway’s rugged landscape writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? Derived from the Latin word “velare” – meaning “to veil” or “cover” – the Velar is named after a 1969 prototype that eventually evolved into the production-spec Range Rover. It plugs the gap between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport and is designed to compete with the likes of the Porsche Macan, BMW X3, Mercedes GLC...

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10 ways to keep children safe in and around cars
Aug13

10 ways to keep children safe in and around cars

There are some simple things we can do to help keep children safe writes Geraldine Herbert.   Be Aware – All too often children are hurt or die because drivers simply didn’t see them. From schools to residential driveways and quiet back streets always be aware that children are around. Reversing – Before you back out of […]

There are some simple things we can do to help keep children safe writes Geraldine Herbert.   Be Aware – All too often children are hurt or die because drivers simply didn’t see them. From schools to residential driveways and quiet back streets always be aware that children are around. Reversing – Before you back out of your driveway ensure your children are being supervised. Leaving your window wound down while reversing out of...

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Jaguar F-Type 4-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine
Aug03

Jaguar F-Type 4-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine

Jaguar has unveiled a feisty younger brother to the V8 F-Type writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? You no longer need to splash your cash on the top-of-the-range 5.0 litre V8 or 3.0 litre V6 as a  new greener and crucially cheaper turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine has joined the F-Type line up. First impressions […]

Jaguar has unveiled a feisty younger brother to the V8 F-Type writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? You no longer need to splash your cash on the top-of-the-range 5.0 litre V8 or 3.0 litre V6 as a  new greener and crucially cheaper turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ingenium petrol engine has joined the F-Type line up. First impressions of the new Jaguar F-type?  Stylish, sassy, sexy, this seductive two seater is simply one of the...

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First Drive: Renault Captur
Jul12

First Drive: Renault Captur

With sharper styling, more engines and a few nice touches inside Renault is set to Captur the imagination all over  again writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? The Renault Captur created quite a stir in the booming crossover market when it hit the roads in 2014. Injecting a little more fun into the market, this compact and […]

With sharper styling, more engines and a few nice touches inside Renault is set to Captur the imagination all over  again writes Geraldine Herbert What is it? The Renault Captur created quite a stir in the booming crossover market when it hit the roads in 2014. Injecting a little more fun into the market, this compact and affordable Renault was aimed squarely at customers wanting a small crossover but requiring a little more style and...

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SEAT Ateca 1.4
Jun20

SEAT Ateca 1.4

It seems every car maker wants a slice of the compact SUV segment and SEAT is the latest to join the competition writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  SEAT’s first SUV has found favour with Irish buyers and already accounts for 30% of their sales this year. Styling? Outside, it is robust and handsome and […]

It seems every car maker wants a slice of the compact SUV segment and SEAT is the latest to join the competition writes Geraldine Herbert What is it?  SEAT’s first SUV has found favour with Irish buyers and already accounts for 30% of their sales this year. Styling? Outside, it is robust and handsome and SEAT have struck a nice balance  between muscular aggression and  style with the design of the Ateca. Under the Bonnet? Powering the...

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