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.

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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Smart 3 Premium (2024) review

Smart returns to Ireland with the slick and roomy #3 electric crossover.

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Tesla Model 3 'Highland' (2024) review

Tesla updates its most affordable model with new looks and greater refinement.

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Fisker Ocean One (2023) review

Our first drive in the stylish Fisker Ocean reveals a compact SUV ready for Irish roads.

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