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#motor magazine

# motor-magazine - Monday 9 April, 2018

Honda's new family-friendly saloon will land in Ireland in time for 182

The Civic Sedan has a boot that’s 100 litres larger than the Civic Hatchback.

These are the most popular new cars for Irish drivers so far in 2018

Plus, there’s a continuing shift away from diesel engines.

Here's why driver visibility matters - plus 10 cars that get it right

Changing car shapes means a simple look over your shoulder isn’t enough anymore.

Motor Envy: The BMW i8 is a plug-in hybrid that'll make people stop and stare

Just open up those scissor doors and wait for heads to start turning.

Here's how to decide between a petrol and diesel engine, according to an expert

Niall Cotter, general manager at Blackwater Motors weighs in on a tricky choice.

Review: Volkswagen's new Polo is a worthy rival for the mighty Golf

The Polo has played the role of understudy for decades, but that’s about to change.

How to find a high-tech car on a low-cost budget - and 3 models to consider first

Get a used car packed with tech, plus change from €20k.

6 Irish drives that end with great sunset views

Here’s where to head to if you’re chasing the sun during the milder months ahead.

# motor-magazine - Thursday 29 March, 2018

5 brand new cars you can drive away for €20k or less

On a strict budget for your new wheels? Here’s what €20k will get you right now.

Say goodbye to range anxiety with Renault's new and improved electric van

The new Kangoo ZE has the longest range of any LCV on the market.

SEAT will launch a new car every six months until 2020

Including its first ever electric vehicle.

First look at Opel's newest Corsa: A go-faster small car with a big roar

The Corsa GTi is the budget-friendly little sister of the OPC.

Here's what a perfect driving position looks like - and how to fix yours

Plus, why it’s time to forget the ‘ten and two’ rule.

Motor Envy: Drive away in a drop-top gorgeous Ford Mustang GT Convertible

This Mustang has had some subtle modern updates for 2018, but it’s as desirable as ever.

Investing in a family car? 6 questions that'll help you find the right one

We asked Jamie O’Callaghan of Blackwater Motors to share his expertise.

Review: BMW's new X3 is a family SUV that's stylish inside and out

Oh, and it has one of the best infotainment systems I’ve ever used.

Want an SUV for €15k? 4 lesser-known brands to consider

Skip the big-name models and you’ll get far more bang for your buck.

8 ways to get your car properly clean without spending a cent

Here’s how to get your car cleaner than ever – without going near a valet.

# motor-magazine - Monday 26 March, 2018

5 hybrid cars for smooth economy on a range of budgets

Hybrids come with low tax and great fuel economy.

How two kids developed a smart rain-collecting feature for car windscreens

Ford says its experts were left thinking “Why didn’t we think of that?”

Mercedes-Benz is giving the C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet a facelift

New looks, technology, engines and safety features for Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet.

Volkswagen launches the all-new Touareg with impressive new safety systems

New high-tech Volkswagen Touareg arrives in summer.

How 'run flat tyres' let you keep driving with a puncture

And what do you need to know?

Motor Envy: The Mercedes-Benz GLE is a luxe SUV that's also rather handy off-road

Feel safe and stylish in the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe.

Review: The new Ford Mustang is a helluva lot of all-American fun

The updated Mustang is a return to form for Ford.

7 cars whose designers hid secret Easter eggs inside - from sharks to the Tesla submarine

We’ve combed through the archives for some cracking – geddit – examples of quirky design.

# motor-magazine - Friday 16 March, 2018

5 cars with automatic transmissions for a range of budgets

For a more relaxing drive.

Mercedes-Benz has launched the new CLS Coupé - and it's got five seats

The new model will be here in June.

Audi is already taking orders for its new electric SUV

The company’s first fully-electric model isn’t out until 2019.

Jaguar Land Rover is hunting for Irish engineers to build future in-car systems

Jaguar Land Rover is hunting for Irish engineers to build future in-car systems

The company has launched a recruitment drive in this country.

You should always reverse into a parking space - and here's why

Parking like a boss.

Motor Envy: Shine bright like a diamond in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

The S-Class Coupe is slinky, smooth and sparkly.

5 smart ways to decide between different car brands, according to a motor dealer

Enda Conefrey of Brady’s Dublin says people change their minds more often than you’d think.

Review: The Ford Focus ST-Line has a sporty look, but it's a sensible motor at heart

For when you want the look without the costs.

How to get luxury in a Lexus on a €13k budget - and 4 models to see first

Want a ‘Japanese Mercedes’? Here are some options.

6 spectacular drives to see the best of Ireland in springtime

Make the most of the grand stretch.

# motor-magazine - Monday 12 March, 2018

5 green cars that are just perfect for St Patrick's Day

Lean green machines.

Skoda has a new compact SUV up its sleeve - and here's the concept

The Skoda Vision X concept was the talk of the Geneva Motor Show.

Toyota will phase out diesel engines in its cars starting this year

However, the company will continue to offer diesel options in commercial vehicles.

Tayto Park has launched a 'driving school for kids' with Nissan cars

Children can learn the rules of the road and get their own driving licence.