New Car Review: Nissan Qashqai 1.3-litre MHEV SV Premium

Starting Price: €32,000 Price as tested: €38,400 GOOD STUFF Much better to drive, better interior quality. BAD STUFF No longer has the segment to itself and some rivals are now better. WHAT IS IT? The Nissan Qashqai is the original of the species. When it was launched in 2007, there wasn’t really anything to match… Continue reading New Car Review: Nissan Qashqai 1.3-litre MHEV SV Premium

New Car Review: Toyota Yaris Cross Adventure

Starting Price: €27,260 Price as tested: €34,140 GOOD STUFF A very likeable entry to a busy segment from one of Ireland’s most trusted brands BAD STUFF The price of the Adventure spec model is starting to get high, maybe stick with a standard Sol version WHAT IS IT? The Toyota Yaris Cross feeds into our… Continue reading New Car Review: Toyota Yaris Cross Adventure

New Car Review: Volkswagen Arteon R-Line eHybrid

GOOD STUFF •           The Volkswagen Arteon has Stunning looks, is supremely comfortable and has decent EV capability. BAD STUFF •           Like any PHEV – pretty pointless unless you keep it charged, but if you do, it can make sense. WHAT IS IT? The VW Arteon is Volkswagen’s latest in a line of coupé-like saloons that… Continue reading New Car Review: Volkswagen Arteon R-Line eHybrid

New Car Review: Peugeot e2008 Allure Pack

Starting Price: €32,925** Price as tested: €34,635** GOOD STUFF Very attractive and easy-to-live with full-electric SUV. BAD STUFF The steering wheel blocks the dials for taller drivers.  WHAT IS IT? The Peugeot 2008 is an extremely likeable compact SUV that starts at under €28,000 as a 1.2-litre 100hp petrol car and it is also available… Continue reading New Car Review: Peugeot e2008 Allure Pack

New Car Review: Tesla Model 3 Long Range

Starting Price: €49,990 (Rear-wheel Drive) Price as tested: €63,757 GOOD STUFF The best driver’s EV by far, superb performance, peerless infotainment  BAD STUFF Not a lot – no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, but you really won’t miss it WHAT IS IT? The Tesla Model 3 is the brand’s entry point to the range, but… Continue reading New Car Review: Tesla Model 3 Long Range

New Car Review – Kia EV6 – AA Ireland

Starting Price: €50,000* Price as tested: €50,000* GOOD STUFF The Kia EV6 is quite simply one of the best, if not the best EVs on the market today. BAD STUFF The rear visibility isn’t great and neither is supply right now.  WHAT IS IT? The Kia EV6 is Kia’s first all-electric vehicle and it follows… Continue reading New Car Review – Kia EV6 – AA Ireland

New Car Review: Volkswagen Golf R Performance Pack – AA Ireland

Starting Price: €65,255 Price as tested: €71,148 GOOD STUFF The looks, the power, the grip, the practicality. Performance Package seems good value at €3,000 BAD STUFF The price is getting bigger.  WHAT IS IT? The Golf R is the flagship of the Golf range and is the most powerful Golf R model to date, boasting… Continue reading New Car Review: Volkswagen Golf R Performance Pack – AA Ireland

New Car Review: Opel Mokka-e

Opel Mokka-e Starting Price: €33,038 Price as tested: €34,444 GOOD STUFF Stunning looks, brilliant chassis, good interior quality BAD STUFF Rear seating quite restricted, smaller boot than non-electric version WHAT IS IT? The Opel Mokka is now in its second generation. As before, it’s a compact crossover, but now it’s built on the same platform… Continue reading New Car Review: Opel Mokka-e

New Car Review: Toyota C-HR 2.0-litre GR Sport- AA Ireland

Starting Price: €31,205 Price as tested: €40,660 GOOD STUFF A very complete car. Does everything well. Looks great, drives well, good spec, decent economy. BAD STUFF A little cramped in the rear and boot isn’t massive, but that’s all.  WHAT IS IT? It is quite hard to believe that the Toyota C-HR has been around… Continue reading New Car Review: Toyota C-HR 2.0-litre GR Sport- AA Ireland