Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson

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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

Audi’s R8 continues to defy odds and logic

Audi’s R8 continues to defy odds and logic

Audi’s ambitious prodigy started as a convention-challenging sports car, but it’s now roughing up some bona fide supercar rivals, writes Matt Robinson

Open-topped Porsche finally comes of age

Open-topped Porsche finally comes of age

The 911 Cabriolet has always been seen as a poser’s car – but the new one is a deeply talented machine, writes Matt Robinson

Porsche’s latest performs to a T

Porsche’s latest performs to a T

Any fears that the T badge might have died a death with the 991’s demise at the end of 2018 can be allayed by two new models in the Porsche catalogue, called the 718 Boxster T and the 718 Cayman T

New Corolla consigns its ‘boring’ image to history

New Corolla consigns its ‘boring’ image to history

The latest Toyota Corolla represents a sea-change in attitude from the Japanese manufacturer – but is it any good? Matt Robinson investigates

Ford offers Focus buyers an Active option

Ford offers Focus buyers an Active option

If you like the looks of an SUV but not the concept, then perhaps Ford’s superb Focus Active crossover is the answer, writes Matt Robinson

Nissan is revving up a revamped Micra

Nissan is revving up a revamped Micra

Will a raft of technological updates for the 2019 Nissan Micra be enough to propel it higher up the B-segment marketplace? Matt Robinson reports