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The chief executives in Ireland's top car marques discuss their model range and what cars they recommend
Top Cars 2014
The Audi A3 Saloon SE is more than the sum of its parts and offers a sprightly drive
Audi A3 Saloon SE
Ford has enlarged its Kuga SUV, which now has terrific handling and overall poise
The new Lexus IS300h hybrid has a sportier feel than its bigger stable mates
Renault has restored the Clio’s flair with the fourth generation of the model
The E-Class is the most popular Mercedes-Benz model in Ireland and the fans will be delighted by the mid-life makeover to the range
Mercedes Benz E-Class
You expect comfort in a compact SUV and the latest version of the Toyota RAV4 has much more cabin space than before
Hyundai has emerged from nowhere to become one of Ireland’s top five car brands
Renault has been making great strides in improving fuel economy and the diesel estate Grand Mégane returns around 80mpg
The Volvo V40 CC is a stylish premium hatch with the looks and the refinement to take on the best in the small luxury space
The original Mercedes Benz A-Class was ahead of its time. The latest version is more conventional but still has a premium feel
Mercedes Benz A Class
Midway into its life cycle, the Audi Q5 has had the automotive equivalent of Botox and a good workout with a demanding drill sergeant
Toyota's new GT86 sportscar, a joint venture with Subaru, hits the sweet spot
New cars don’t come any cheaper than the Dacia Sandero and the Renault subsidiary delivers value for money
The Lexus GS450h ticks all the boxes when it comes to style and comfort. It’s no slouch in the speed department either
Kia’s new Optima mid-sized family car stands out from the crowd and is light years ahead of the marque’s previous efforts in this segment
The sixth generation of the BMW 3 Series is a sweet performer, though it’s pricey for what you get
BMW 3 Series
The new Citroën DS5 is très chic and frugal, though the firm ride is unexpected
The Range Rover Evoque looks like it belongs on the set of ‘Footballers’ Wives’. But there is substance beneath the bling.
Range Rover Evoque
The ninth-generation Honda Civic is bigger and better value than its predecessors.
Most cost-conscious family buyers would have assumed a Mercedes was simply out of their price range. Not any more.
Citroën’s DS4 combines pleasing new design with comfortable driving, but will it be too novel for Irish drivers?
Hyundai sets its sights on Avensis owners as it rolls out its keenly priced saloon version of the i40
Renault’s Wind roadster is cheeky and stylish and will definitely get you noticed
The new Kia Sportage is well-equipped to give Nissan’s Qashqai a run for its money in the crossover segment