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.

Hyundai Kona Electric 65kWh (2023) review

The new Hyundai Kona Electric significantly improves on its worthy predecessor.

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Mazda MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV (2024) review

Mazda revives the rotary engine to serve as an energy generator in the MX-30 plug-in hybrid.

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Ford Tourneo Custom diesel (2024) review

A new generation of Transit Custom means an all-new Ford Tourneo Custom people carrier, too.

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Peugeot E-308 (2024) review

The stylish Peugeot 308 will soon be available in fully-electric format. We've tested it.

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Zeekr 001 (2023) review

Zeekr is launching in Europe with its intriguing '001' shooting brake EV.

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Zeekr X AWD (2024) review

We've driven the promising Zeekr X, an 'urban compact luxury SUV'.

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