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It’s time to think seriously about where motor tax is going

It’s time to think seriously about where motor tax is going

We need a gradual and realistic change in the taxation system, shared with us ahead of time to allow us to plan for it

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

A showcase of advanced engineering

A showcase of advanced engineering

Killarney’s Electronomous is growing into a fascinating looking-glass into the future of automotive technology

Raptorous applause for Ford’s new truck

Raptorous applause for Ford’s new truck

The raw feel and sound of thrilling power

The raw feel and sound of thrilling power

Jaguar’s bombastic F-Pace SVR delivers on multiple levels, writes Dave Humphreys

Jaguar XE’s marvellous mid-cycle makeover

Jaguar XE’s marvellous mid-cycle makeover

British manufacturer Jaguar lays down the gauntlet to its German rivals, with a range of updates making it one of the best cars to drive in its class, writes Dave Humphreys

LDV leads the way as light commercial vehicles go electric

LDV leads the way as light commercial vehicles go electric

Chinese backing makes LDV the one to watch in the sector following impressive unveilings at Birmingham Show

BMW is happy to sacrifice practicality for glamour

BMW is happy to sacrifice practicality for glamour

It’s officially summer, you know, and one way to celebrate is at the wheel of the exhilarating new 8 Series Convertible, writes Shane O’Donoghue

Stylish Mercedes CLA could be sunk by sibling rivalry

Stylish Mercedes CLA could be sunk by sibling rivalry

The new four-door coupé has appropriate looks and deft dynamics, but it faces serious internal competition from the forthcoming A-Class sedan

Time’s up for ‘learner’ drivers gaming the system

Time’s up for ‘learner’ drivers gaming the system

Having 170,000 unqualified drivers on the road is a public safety issue, one that needs to be tackled urgently

We ‘grille’ the updated BMW 7 Series

We ‘grille’ the updated BMW 7 Series

Some won’t like the new look. But if you take the road less travelled it’s still one of the best luxury saloons on the market

Škoda scales the heights

Škoda scales the heights

The new Škoda Scala looks set to claim some big scalps in the hotly contested C-segment hatchback market, writes Dave Humphreys

Driving our way to a heavier carbon footprint

Driving our way to a heavier carbon footprint

Carbon emissions alone present a massive challenge for the car market in Ireland – especially as everyone wants to go bigger

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