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 Enyaq 85x Coupe (2024) review

Skoda has tweaked the Enyaq Coupe for 2024 to give it more power and range.

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Volkswagen Tiguan e-Hybrid (2024) review

The all-new Volkswagen Tiguan gets a new long-range plug-in hybrid system.

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Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDI (2024) review

The new Volkswagen Tiguan will still be available in TDI diesel form. We've driven it.

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MINI Countryman JCW (2024) review

The high-performance version of MINI's Countryman crossover returns.

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Range Rover Sport SV (2024) review

Is the most powerful Range Rover ever capable of competing with the world's fastest SUVs?

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Audi Q8 e-tron edition Dakar (2024) review

Inspired by its Dakar racer, Audi has launched a special off-road version of the Q8 e-tron.

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