Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta Gets An (Eco)Boost

Car Review: Ford Fiesta 1.0 litre (65bhp) non-turbo EcoBoost in Zetec trim

The Ford Fiesta was facelifted in 2013 and now sports a trapezoidal grille that makes it look like a baby Aston Martin. That’s a serious statement for a car that could be yours for just under €16,000. Ford says that the latest version of their long-serving supermini is like a new smartphone, combining contemporary style with state-of-the-art technology. Let’s find out.Read more

confused twentysomething

Confused Twentysomething Seeks Answers From Motor Industry

There has been a stream of conflicting messages coming from the motor industry recently. Every analysis of the global market for selling new cars seems to be saying something a little bit different. Here’s a glimpse of some of the most popular narratives: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

Pocket Rocket Peugeot 208 GTi

Hot hatches scream youth. The current breed of compact hot hatches - Peugeot 208 GTi, Ford Fiesta ST, Seat Ibiza Cupra and Renault Clio RS - are the hooligans of the car world. I took a closer look at the new Peugeot 208 GTi to find out if there is more to it than just flared wheel arches and an aggressive body kit?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

Fiat 500S

Fiat 500S: Sporty Update From Cousin Abarth

The Fiat 500 has always been a hit with twentysomethings who love the little Italian city car for its cheeky looks and retro cabin.Read more

Opel Insignia SRi Limited Edition

Blingin' Opel Insignia SRi Limited Edition

Opel Insignia - boring repmobile? Well not the Opel Insignia SRi Limited Edition. It takes styling cues from Opel OPC branded performance models, adds a sports suspension AND there's even a button on the dash to make the car even more sporty. Wow!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