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BMW pulls off the impossible dream

BMW pulls off the impossible dream

The M2 is a stunning performance car, but the Competition version is somehow even better, writes Matt Robinson

How to put the brakes on speed merchants

How to put the brakes on speed merchants

If Shane Ross wants to bring in tougher penalties for dangerous speeding, he should first make sure the limits are appropriate

What’s in a name for new Kia Ceed?

What’s in a name for new Kia Ceed?

The Korean carmaker has tidied up its signature hatchback in a big way, writes Dave Humphreys

Enjoy your driving, as  it’s all about the journey

Enjoy your driving, as it’s all about the journey

The youth of today have far less interest in cars than their forebears did. Do they simply see motoring as an unnecessary pursuit?

More updates for accomplished Mazda6

More updates for accomplished Mazda6

Mazda gives its 6 saloon yet another round of updates, and it remains one of the best cars in its class, writes Nick Maher

Ford sharpens its focus on hatchback segment

Ford sharpens its focus on hatchback segment

The new Ford Focus comes in more choices than ever before, but which is best?

New Honda CR-V skips the black pump

New Honda CR-V skips the black pump

The Japanese giant takes the no-diesel plunge with its new CR-V, but will SUV buyers be happy to go back to petrol power, asks Liam Shard

Car-buying habits changing at speed

Car-buying habits changing at speed

A study to find out how much money Irish people are spending on new cars has unearthed some fascinating results

Can Peugeot stage a saloon comeback?

Can Peugeot stage a saloon comeback?

Peugeot has brought out a heavy hitter to face off against the luxury German motors, but can it really hold back the tide of demand for SUVs, asks Matt Robinson

Honda shows off a back catalogue in mint condition

Honda shows off a back catalogue in mint condition

Matt Robinson had the chance to touch a relic of the true cross – the NSX driven by Ayrton Senna himself – among other delights at a Honda heritage day

Why the new driving rules should be welcomed

Why the new driving rules should be welcomed

The new Road Traffic Amendment Bill contains laws that could genuinely save lives

Mercedes X-Class brings its A game

Mercedes X-Class brings its A game

The V6-powered model convinces not only as a capable pickup, but also as a refined lifestyle vehicle, writes Melanie May

Second in line, but second to none

Second in line, but second to none

The C-Class may be Mercedes’s second best selling car, but it gets a better-than-second-rate update, wrties Liam Shard

Will car ownership become a thing of the past?

Will car ownership become a thing of the past?

Electric car fleets operating from hubs are the natural successor to PCP payment deals

A grand van plan from Peugeot

A grand van plan from Peugeot

Peugeot’s compact MPV gains SUV-inspired styling and an exotic-sounding name, writes Matt Robinson