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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

Brexit casting a shadow over new car sales

Brexit casting a shadow over new car sales

There are some winners among January’s gloomy Irish figures, but it’ll be a challenging year ahead.

Tripping the headlight fantastic

Tripping the headlight fantastic

A trip down Opel’s memory lane shows how far automotive lighting has progressed – culminating in their new dazzle-free LED design

Mercedes’s high-powered customer retention strategy

Mercedes’s high-powered customer retention strategy

In order to keep its buyers ‘in-house’, Mercedes has cooked up a stunning rival to the hitherto unchallenged Porsche Panamera: the GT four-door, writes Matt Robinson

First DS store opens in Ireland

First DS store opens in Ireland

The Citroën-linked brand is being relaunched on the Irish market. Will it succeed?

Kia Proceeding to reinvent itself

Kia Proceeding to reinvent itself

The carmaker goes big on style with a sporty take on its new hatchback, writes Shane O’Donoghue

The king of sports cars extends its reign

The king of sports cars extends its reign

Porsche’s 911 Carrera S sticks to the car’s original design template from 1964, but the new car is a phenomenal creation, writes Shane O’Donoghue

Thinking of privately using a commercial vehicle? Don’t

Thinking of privately using a commercial vehicle? Don’t

There can be serious insurance implications for personal use of a work vehicle

VW’s Golf Mk7 swansong is made to set hearts racing

VW’s Golf Mk7 swansong is made to set hearts racing

Volkswagen sends off the last-generation model with the most potent GTI to date, writes Dave Humphreys

Updated Lexus RC is an appealing alternative

Updated Lexus RC is an appealing alternative

Should your age determine whether you can drive a car?

Should your age determine whether you can drive a car?

Yes, Prince Philip is 97, but we should all get regular top-ups of our driving skills

A Toyota that has one eye on the environment

A Toyota that has one eye on the environment

The ‘de-softened’ RAV4 wants to convert SUV drivers from diesel to hybrid power, writes Liam Shard

Red letter day for Hyundai’s N

Red letter day for Hyundai’s N

The magnificent i30 Fastback N suggests the Japanese manufacturer’s fledgling performance brand could soon challenge BMW’s fabled M division, writes Matt Robinson

Americans feel the chill as Detroit Show loses its lustre

Americans feel the chill as Detroit Show loses its lustre

US manufacturers are being eclipsed on home turf, while attention switches to Vegas tech exhibition