Month: March 2018

Opel’s New Grandland X SUV

Opel’s ‘X’cellent new ‘Grandland X’ SUV With world-wide sales of Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV’s) at an all-time high, car manufacturer’s are quickly realising just how important SUV’s are in terms of volume and profitability. As a result, Opel now has three such vehicles, with the Grandland X joining the Mokka X and Crossland X to make a full range of SUVs for buyers to choose from. Whereas the Mokka X and Crossland X essentially fight for the same buyers, the Grandland X is positioned as the German manufacturer’s flagship, being noticeably larger and more expensive. Opel’s recently launched Grandland...

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All-New Ford Fiesta

Ford’s Fabulous All-New Fiesta The Ford Fiesta has been a motoring icon for over four decades and Ford have now launched its new Fiesta to much acclaim. This seventh generation Fiesta has not only moved upmarket but has introduced a very appealing 3-cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine (available with 100bhp or 125bhp), which first premiered in the Ford Focus. Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has been voted 2017 International Engine of the Year ‘Best Engine Under 1.0-litre’ for the sixth year in a row – meaning the compact and powerful three-cylinder petrol engine remains undefeated in its category since launch...

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New Peugeot 5008 SUV

Peugeot 5008 7-Seat SUV – Motion & Emotion With car buyers throughout Europe increasingly opting for stylish SUV’s instead of practical multi-purpose vehicles (MPV’s), Peugeot’s recently launched 5008 combines the best of both worlds. The new Peugeot 5008 has undergone a complete transformation and is almost unrecognisable from the previous model. The new model is better than ever, thanks to an excellent interior layout, comfortable seating and efficient engines, along with outstanding driving dynamics. It will come as no surprise that the new Peugeot 5008 shares many features with the French manufacturer’s latest 3008 (Irish Car of the Year...

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Skoda’s New KAROQ Compact SUV

The Compact with Impact – New Skoda Karoq Skoda’s first-ever SUV, the Yeti, has been replaced by the new Skoda Karoq and has come to the market at a time when sales of compact SUV’s have never been stronger. The Karoq has already proven that it is a more than capable contender in the crowded compact SUV market thanks to its clever use of space, good value for money and clean, modern design. The Karoq is bigger than the Yeti and gets a similar adaptable rear seat arrangement, but it shares more in common with the larger Kodiaq SUV,...

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New Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce – Sporty & Fun

Stunning & Quick – Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce The new Alfa Romeo Giulia is the Italian car manufacturer’s entry in to the compact-luxury-sport-saloon class. The Giulia is a mid-size saloon with an all-new rear-wheel drive platform, which offers a brilliant mix of gorgeous looks, fun handling and impressive running costs. For the Giulia to be successful, it must do three things: firstly, it must be the best-driving, best-handling, most exciting entrant in the crowded BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, Jaguar XE market. Secondly, it must offer competitive space, comfort, and ergonomics with no crazy Italian quirkiness, and...

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