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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

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

Giving the classics an electric new lease of life

Giving the classics an electric new lease of life

Classic cars can be enjoyed even if petrol power is outlawed, as I discovered when I took a rather special Ferrari for a spin

Terrific baby SUV could be a cuckoo in Volkswagen’s nest

Terrific baby SUV could be a cuckoo in Volkswagen’s nest

The T-Cross has so much to commend it that it could torpedo its sister T-Roc and Polo, writes Dave Humphreys

Car market careers down the hill with the government at the wheel

Car market careers down the hill with the government at the wheel

Ireland is the only EU state that is letting car buyers carry the can for the altered emissions testing regime

DS 3 Crossback SUV goes all-out for style

DS 3 Crossback SUV goes all-out for style