Month: November 2017

Opel’s New Insignia Sports Tourer – 1.5-litre turbo petrol

Opel’s Impressive New Insignia Sports Tourer Hot on the heels of their new Insignia Grand Sport (5dr hatchback/coupe), Opel have launched the estate version, which is called a ‘Sports Tourer’. This spacious, family-friendly, load-carrier makes an instant impression with its broad, elegant stance and striking good looks. The handsome side profile of the ‘Sports Tourer’ is enhanced by an upper-window chrome trim-strip which continues across the rear pillar before dipping along the tailgate edges and into the rear light clusters. The new Opel Insignia range is built on an all-new new platform, which has allowed the car to grow...

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VW Amarok Wins Coveted ‘International Pick-Up Award 2018’

VW’s Amarok Wins Coveted ‘International Pick-Up Award 2018’ Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Amarok has won the ‘International Pick-up Award 2018’ (IPUA 2018). Like its predecessor in 2010, the new Amarok, now with high-torque V6 engines, has also succeeded in winning over the jury of transport journalists.  The jury rated the Amarok as the epitome of ‘work hard, play hard’, a core element of the entire pick-up segment and described the Amarok as a “top pedigree workhorse”. The clear design, the fantastic feel and the finish, in short the workmanship, were specifically cited by the jury as being key factors in...

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New SEAT Arona Arrives in Ireland

The All-New SEAT Arona Compact Crossover SUV Has Arrived in Ireland  The eagerly anticipated all-new SEAT Arona crossover has been officially unveiled to the Irish market at its launch at The Heritage Hotel, Killenard, Portarlington, Co. Laois. The all-new SEAT Arona is the brand’s third new model release in 2017, after the upgraded Leon and the all-new Ibiza. This is yet another addition to the SEAT range in its biggest product offensive ever, which also includes the Ateca SUV and the upcoming large 7 seater size SUV that will be released in late 2018. The all-new SEAT Arona sits...

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New Volvo XC60 R-Design SUV

New Volvo XC60 R-Design – Designed For Life Volvo’s very first production car rolled off their Gothenburg assembly line in 1927 and in the 90 years since, Volvo has gone on to become one of the most well-known and respected car companies in the world. Volvo have produced some incredible cars over the last 9 decades, but no more so than in the last few years. Earlier this year, Volvo launched the new XC60 premium SUV to widespread acclaim, and regular readers will know how impressed I was by the new XC60 Inscription model I reviewed a few weeks...

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Fiat 500 Anniversario

FIAT 500 – 60 Years On. Fiat has launched the 500 Anniversario, a special edition of its iconic 500 model. Over six million Fiat 500s have been sold worldwide since the model’s introduction, then known as the Nuova 500, in 1957. Originally designed by Dante Giacosa the 500 quickly gained popularity and became one of Italy’s most recognisable motoring icons. Its initial production run lasted eighteen years before the model was discontinued in 1975. The current model 500 was relaunched in 2007 – half a century after the original launch. The Fiat 500 Anniversario edition features a series of...

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