Month: September 2017

A ‘CIVIC’ Reception from HONDA

A ‘CIVIC’ Reception from HONDA Now in its 10th generation, the new Honda Civic has been completely re-designed and re-engineered in order to fulfill Honda’s quest for technical excellence and to keep Honda’s innovative spirit alive and well. As a result, Honda has created a car with a unique personality and sporty soul, which is truly exciting to drive, refined, comfortable and sophisticated. The new Civic is longer, lower and wider than the ninth-generation car it replaces and has a more advanced suspension, too – a combination Honda hopes will help the Civic outgun rivals such as the Skoda...

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Nissan’s Electric Leaf

Nissan’s Electric LEAF Nissan’s innovative electric car, the LEAF, has been a familiar sight on Ireland’s roads since it was launched a number of years ago to widespread acclaim and fan-fare. Nissan have now introduced a 30kW electric motor to provide drivers with longer distances between charging. It may look familiar, but it’s revolutionary inside. Nissan’s LEAF is packed with innovation to deliver up to 250km driving range according to NEDC cycle. An all-electric hi-tech eco-warrior right down to the tip of its aerodynamic nose, the Nissan LEAF is the smart choice. The Nissan LEAF provides a wave of...

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NEW CITROËN SPACETOURER MPV

Tour-de-force from Citroën’s SpaceTourer It could be argued that the new Citroën SpaceTourer is mainly aimed at taxi drivers, hotels (as a shuttle bus), child care facilities, chauffeur companies and large families, but the one fact that remains is that as a passenger car with up to nine seats it’s an excellent choice. There’s lots of space for passengers and their baggage, and the mix of economy, space and equipment works very well indeed. Citroën’s new SpaceTourer, is based on Citroën’s new Dispatch commercial vehicle and it shares a platform with the Peugeot Expert and Toyota Proace. Recently these...

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AUDI’S QUINTESSENTIAL Q5 SUV

Audi’s Quintessential Q5 SUV   Audi launched the original Q5 SUV back in 2008 and it attracted rave media reviews but, more importantly, huge sales success for the premium German brand. In fact Audi’s Q5 has gone on to become its biggest-selling car worldwide. Now, the recently released, all-new version aims to move the game on, with the premium German manufacturer claiming it sets the benchmark in its class for quality and refinement. Competition in the mid-size SUV sector is fierce and Audi’s Q5 rivals include the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Jaguar F-Pace, VW Touareg and Volvo XC60. My...

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NEW RENAULT MEGANE GRAND COUPE (GC) – 4 DOOR

RENAULT’S RISING STAR – NEW MÉGANE GC There is just no stopping Renault these days. The hugely successful French automobile manufacturer has seen its worldwide sales rise to over 3.18 million vehicles in 2016 and has reported sales growth in every market that it sells its vehicles in. Playing its part in taking Renault to new heights globally is the wonderful new Mégane range. My test car was a stunning new Renault Mégane GC (short for Grand Coupe) ‘Dynamique S Nav’ 4-door, fitted with Renault’s super-smooth 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine and mated to a precise & direct 6-speed manual...

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