Fiat Panda Alessi

Gallery: When Fiat and Brands Team Up...

...Anything is possible

Fiat has a history of collaborating with brands to produce special editions of some of its most popular models. The latest is the Fiat 500L Vans design concept that made its debut at the Vans US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California. It's wacky but wait until you look at some of the models hidden in the back catalogue...Read more


Tyres That Bind

Underestimate the value and importance of a good set of tyres on your car at your peril.Read more

smart fortwo

Smart By Name And Smart By Nature

Smart by name and smart by nature. The smart fortwo set a new standard for small and smart urban mobility when it was launched in 1998. Since then over 1.5 million have been sold.Read more

Toyota Aygo

Toyota Aygo Joins Customisation Crew

City cars are cheap to buy, cheap to run, easy to drive and great cars for young drivers. But some of them are just plain boring and not so great to drive.

Luckily the latest generation of city cars come with lots of options for customisation so we can stamp a little of our personality onto our cars.

And underneath the flash exterior, you will find that small cars punch well above their weight in terms of comfort and driving dynamics.

The latest city car to arrive here Read more

Mercedes-Benz GLA

Can Super Mario Help Mercedes-Benz Sell More Cars?

Super Mario is starring in a new ad campaign in Japan for Mercedes-Benz. The bizarre advert features Mario bopping along in a Mercedes-Benz GLA through an 8-bit Mushroom Kingdom before switching to a live action sequence. It’s all part of a campaign to launch the new compact SUV in Japan. With rugged looks and raised driving position, the Mercedes-Benz GLA is obviously a perfect car for action hero Super Mario!Read more

Subaru Impreza WRX

Cars That Just Have To Be Blue!

After years of lacklustre performance in the sales charts it looks like the blue car could be about to make a comeback, and in recent months many manufacturers have made a point of choosing a blue hue to showcase their new models.Read more

Renault Twingo

How Do You Design A City Car For 2014?

At the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, it was all about the city car. Among the hybrids, supercars and out-of-this-world concepts were the latest breed of city cars. 2014 is shaping up to be the year of the city car.The Peugeot 108, Toyota Aygo and Citroën C1 are coming here later this summer. All three cars share the same underpinnings, but each will be wearing a different set of clothes to distinguish them from eachother.Read more

Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

True Blue

Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

Blue cars have not been popular for a while.

That could be changing as more and more manufacturers choose blue paint to showcase their latest models, from supercars like the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante, to mass-market cars like the Ford Focus.

Over the past few years, black, silver, grey and white have dominated when it comes to new car sales. Already in 2014 over 70% of new car buyers in Ireland have chosen one of these colours for their new car.

But could blue make a comeback?Read more