First Drives

Access all our first drives in new cars here. The test drives usually take place at international launches abroad months before the cars go on sale in Ireland. Sometimes the cars won't be to Irish specification and pricing may not be available at the time of writing.

Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 4x4 (2024) review

Skoda has jazzed the Kodiaq up with a modern design, fresh technology and tweaked engines, so is it as appealing as its predecessor?

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Porsche Taycan Turbo GT (2024) review

The Taycan Turbo GT is the first electric Porsche to earn the GT designation, and it doesn't disappoint.

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Jeep Compass e-Hybrid (2024) review

All of Jeep's smaller models are being updated for 2024, so here's the Compass in e-Hybrid format.

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Jeep Renegade e-Hybrid (2024) review

Jeep follows up on the impressive Avenger e-Hybrid with an updated part-electric Renegade.

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Porsche Taycan Turbo Sport Turismo (2024) review

A mid-cycle update gives the Porsche Taycan Turbo Sport Turismo more power, range and even better charging.

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Suzuki Swift 1.2 Hybrid (2024) review

New Swift promises better efficiency, more equipment and more performance, but will that be enough to top this competitive class?

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