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Government must get tough on diesel fumes

Government must get tough on diesel fumes

Toyota is lobbying for a new taxation system as research highlights the harmfulness of nitrous oxide emissions

Ford ups the hot hatch ante

Ford ups the hot hatch ante

Updated Passat adapts to a shrinking segment

Updated Passat adapts to a shrinking segment

The D-segment saloon market as we’ve come to know it is in decline, with demand dropping consistently in the last number of years. Is the evergreen VW Passat still relevant?

Meeting the great British public’s insatiable need for speed

Meeting the great British public’s insatiable need for speed

The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed in England is a roaring success – and today is the last day of this year’s event

Aston’s new supercar-flavoured convertible

Aston’s new supercar-flavoured convertible

Buyers of this car won’t be weighing up the pros and cons of others at the same price and performance level, but in truth, there aren’t many on the market in any case

‘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

Why it’s time to open your mind to open-topped driving

Why it’s time to open your mind to open-topped driving

Convertibles are actually better suited to Irish weather than hotter climates – and there’s nothing like a spin in warm sunshine with the roof down

Renault’s youthful Clio is all grown up

Renault’s youthful Clio is all grown up

Renault’s popular super-mini is as chic, perky and good-looking as ever, but satisfying rather than fun to drive, writes Liam Shard

Elevated ability from BMW X M twins

Elevated ability from BMW X M twins

The new driver-focused X3 M and X4 M high-performance SUVs offer astounding power and handling, and fantastic detail

Government targets for electric cars are pure fantasy

Government targets for electric cars are pure fantasy

Are Irish consumers really going to buy 80,000 new EVs per year for the next decade?

Subaru tiptoes into the hybrid market

Subaru tiptoes into the hybrid market

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

BMW X5 PHEV comes of age

BMW X5 PHEV comes of age

24 hours to stir the blood and thrill the senses

24 hours to stir the blood and thrill the senses

Le Mans is a feat of endurance for spectators to make through, but the experience is well worth missing some sleep for

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