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.

Porsche Panamera 4 (2024) review

Porsche's Panamera comes back for a third outing, and we've tried it in four-wheel-drive V6 petrol guise.

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Porsche Panamera (2024) review

We sample the solitary two-wheel-drive Porsche Panamera, technically the most 'basic' one.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio (2024) review

This is so much more than some new headlights. The best just got, incredibly, even better.

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio (2024) review

Alfa treats its big, fast SUV to a subtle but useful round of updates for 2024.

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BMW 530e (2024) review

Will both petrol and plug-in power make the 530e PHEV the perfect version of the 5 Series for most?

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Toyota C-HR PHEV (2024) review

A plug-in hybrid option expands the Toyota C-HR range, but is it better?

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