Month: May 2018

New Renault Captur Small SUV/ Crossover

Renault’s revised Crossover will ‘CAPTUR’ your heart.   The wonderful Renault Captur is the smallest crossover/SUV in the French manufacturer’s range and is one of its most popular cars. In fact, the Captur is the best-selling car in its class here in Ireland. This is a huge honour for Renault, as competition within the Compact SUV/ Small Crossover class is fierce. In order to keep the car at the top of the sales charts, Renault have recently updated the Captur by adding more standard specification to suit buyer’s demands, along with a lightly tweaked nose and more premium-like materials...

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New VOLVO XC40 Premium Compact SUV

Volvo’s XCellent New XC40 SUV   Volvo Cars brings a new safety standard to the small SUV premium segment with the launch of the new Volvo XC40. Being the first car to be built on Volvo’s new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform, the new XC40 is one of the safest cars in its segment thanks to its inheritance of safety and support technologies from the brand’s S90/V90 and XC60 models. Modern city life presents complex challenges for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and other road users. This is why the new Volvo XC40 was designed to reduce driver distraction and the...

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Mitsubishi’s Worthy New ASX Compact SUV/ Crossover

Mitsubishi’s Worthy New ASX Crossover/SUV Mitsubishi’s new ASX Crossover/ Compact SUV combines stylish looks, excellent equipment levels and ultra-competitive pricing. These three ingredients are essential to succeed in the ever-growing market that the ASX finds itself in and competitors include the Renault Captur, SEAT Arona, Skoda Karoq, Ford EcoSport and Mazda CX-3. The original Mitsubishi ASX was an early Crossover/SUV contender that first arrived in 2010, when it was looking to acquire some market share from the successful Nissan Qashqai at the time. Now, 8 years later, Mitsubishi know that they have a real contender on their hands with...

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FIAT’s Iconic 124 Spider is reborn

FIAT’s Iconic 124 Spider is reborn.   Taking inspiration from the Pininfarina-designed original (launched in 1966), the new Fiat 124 Spider is a stylish two-seat drop-top. Its rival—Mazda’s MX-5 – is also its main benefactor, donating its chassis, assembly line and numerous parts. But the Fiat 124 Spider does have a unique suspension and powertrain – a 140bhp 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine with a six-speed manual gearbox. Mazda ships a virtually-complete MX-5 to Fiat’s factory in Italy, where the engineers work their magic on it. This is also where the noticeably different body panels are added. The result is...

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New Ford Edge SUV

Ford’s big SUV has the ‘EDGE’   The new Ford Edge is an American SUV that has been ‘Europeanised’ to cater for Europe’s growing demand for large SUV’s. Based on the same platform as Ford’s talented and dynamic Mondeo, S-Max and Galaxy, the Edge is guaranteed to be entertaining to drive. However, unlike its stable-mates the Edge is not available with two-wheel drive. All versions come with intelligent four-wheel drive that only diverts torque to the rear wheels when driving conditions demand it. The Ford Edge is a family-sized SUV with an impressively practical interior embodied within its sizable...

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