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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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 of the new Jaguar F-type?  Stylish, sassy, sexy, this seductive two seater is simply one of the...

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Fiat 124 Spider
Jul23

Fiat 124 Spider

Hannah Gordon reviews the Fiat 124 Spider, does it drive as good as it looks?   What is it? A two seater sports car with the chassis and suspension of a Mazda MX5 and the audacious styling and engine from Fiat.   Who is it aimed at? Definitely not a family car, but the Fiat 124 is a nice little sporty number with just two seats a tiny boot and the ability to have its top down when the English weather allows! If you’re a fan of...

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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 affordable Renault was aimed squarely at customers wanting a small crossover but requiring a little more style and...

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Peugeot 3008 GT
Jun25

Peugeot 3008 GT

The Peugeot 3008 was recently crowned European Car of the Year 2017 so is it a worthy winner asks Hannah Gordon What is it? The Peugeot 3008 is a mid sized cross over with plenty of new tech, it even won European Car of the Year in 2017 so I am expecting great things.   Who is it aimed at? Its a trendy looking car with amples of useable space and practicality, it would suit a growing family or young couple looking to upgrade from...

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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 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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