Motoring

BMW LOOKS TO THE FUTURE

BMW LOOKS TO THE FUTURE

BMW's future direction was shown at the recent Munich Mobility Show by its i Vision Circular showcar, which suggests a compact car for 2040, writes Brian Byrne. It is one of five concepts previewing how the company will deal with electric mobility,...

DUSTER GETS DUSTED DOWN

DUSTER GETS DUSTED DOWN

While their latest Sandero models have been making waves in recent months, Dacia's Duster also got a little bit of freshening for the recent Munich Mobility Show, writes Trish Whelan. The car is available in two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive versions....

KIA SHOWED TWO AT MUNICH

KIA SHOWED TWO AT MUNICH

Kia had two new models at its booth in the recent Munich IAA Mobility show, both of which we'll see in Ireland before the end of the year, writes Brian Byrne. The EV6 coming in late October is the first Kia on a dedicated EV platform shared with Hyundai,...

SPORTSTOURER MAKES AN EVEN SHARPER SEAT LEON

SPORTSTOURER MAKES AN EVEN SHARPER SEAT LEON

by Brian Byrne. I'm already on record as liking the SEAT Leon ahead of its VW Group sibling the Golf. It has better looks, more Spanish style verve in its detailing, and in the Sportstourer version of this review car one of the most handsome in its format....

MORE ON DS 4

MORE ON DS 4

More details of the Citroen DS4 which will go on sale in first markets at the end of this year, writes Brian Byrne. It will be launched with three power units with power outputs of 180hp-225hp, including a plug-in hybrid. A fully electric version will be...

A NEW VOLVO XC40 ELECTRIC AVAILABLE TO ORDER

A NEW VOLVO XC40 ELECTRIC AVAILABLE TO ORDER

Volvo Cars has unveiled a single electric motor variant of its pure electric Volvo XC40 Recharge compact SUV, writes Brian Byrne. The car expands the company’s range of electric models and further paves the way towards the company’s ambition of selling...

MERCEDES EQA MAKES 60 YEARS OF KNOWLEDGE IRRELEVANT

MERCEDES EQA MAKES 60 YEARS OF KNOWLEDGE IRRELEVANT

by Brian Byrne. There was always a notional point that achieving a range of 400kms would be the tipping point where the electric car journey would leave range anxiety behind. And there's something beautifully symmetrical in that the official range of the...

VOLKSWAGEN DEBUTS NEW TAIGO SUV

Volkswagen has debuted its Taigo SUV coupe for Europe, in advance of setting a date for sale, writes Brian Byrne. The Taigo, based on a car launched in Brazil last year, will sit with the new Polo and the T-Cross crossover in this part of the world. Depending on...

VOLKSWAGEN DEBUTS ITS TAIGO

VOLKSWAGEN DEBUTS ITS TAIGO

Volkswagen has debuted its Taigo SUV coupe for Europe, in advance of setting a date for sale, writes Brian Byrne. The Taigo, based on a car launched in Brazil last year, will sit with the new Polo and the T-Cross crossover in this part of the world....