Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson

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Audi brings sportiness to the Q3 range

Audi brings sportiness to the Q3 range

Audi has added the Sportback model to its Q3 family – but is that enough to give this machine the right image in the eyes of trendy buyers?

Yet more understated Czech brilliance in ‘city SUV’ form

Yet more understated Czech brilliance in ‘city SUV’ form

Do we really need another crossover? When it comes to the Škoda Kamiq, with its effortless driving and countless small but ingenious touches, the answer is yes

For Mazda, the future’s orange

For Mazda, the future’s orange

The secret to the Mazda’s success is that it was a simple formula – or, if you are being less charitable, it was simply a case of the Japanese company copying a European idea and doing it better

Future is electric as Porsche nails colours to mast of low emissions

Future is electric as Porsche nails colours to mast of low emissions

The new Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid turns in some extraordinary numbers, both on the eco and performance sides, writes Matt Robinson

All hail your royal majesty, Rolls-Royce

All hail your royal majesty, Rolls-Royce

The Rolls-Royce is known as the ultimate luxury item, and for good reason. Driving the Dawn and the marque’s top dog, the Phantom VIII, offers an experience like no other

Lotus ready to bloom

Lotus ready to bloom

Lotus has had a more troubled financial history than most car companies. Never the biggest of bra...

Ford ups the hot hatch ante

Ford ups the hot hatch ante

Automotive brands are nothing nowadays if they don’t have two levels of performance within a gi...

‘Entry-level’ is a relative term when it comes to Ferraris

‘Entry-level’ is a relative term when it comes to Ferraris

The sublime Portofino has swiftly dispelled memories of its underwhelming predecessor, the California, writes Matt Robinson

Bentley targets big spenders with the world’s fastest SUV

Bentley targets big spenders with the world’s fastest SUV

The opulent, uber-powerful Bentayga Speed is the top dog in its class. Is it €30,000 better than its siblings? No, but that won’t matter to its buyers, writes Matt Robinson

Audi dares to go diesel

Audi dares to go diesel

Can German car manufacturer Audi’s risky tactic of going against the tide with its S high-performance models work?

Audi’s RS halo effect continues to shimmer

Audi’s RS halo effect continues to shimmer

While cars like the revived Audi RS 3 and TT RS aren’t key to Irish buyers, they do have a positive impact on the brand’s wider sales, writes Matt Robinson

A safe gamble by Volvo with new saloon

A safe gamble by Volvo with new saloon

There will be no diesel engine option on the new S60 executive saloon. A dangerous decision, or a stroke of genius? Matt Robinson reports

High hopes for BMW’s fast crossover

High hopes for BMW’s fast crossover

Could the X2 M35i, fitted with the company’s most powerful four-cylinder engine yet, represent a new breed of hot hatch, asks Matt Robinson

Raptorous applause for Ford’s new truck

Raptorous applause for Ford’s new truck

There are plenty of cars in the automotive world, both in the present day and littered throughout...

Sporty Honda crossover carves out a new niche

Sporty Honda crossover carves out a new niche

There aren’t many performance-oriented crossovers, but the Honda HR-V Sport aims to change all that, writes Matt Robinson