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# car news

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# Audi SQ2
Audi has announced a hot version of its Q2 SUV - the SQ2
It uses the same engine as the S3 hatch.
# Kia Sportage
The Kia Sportage gets an upgrade with new design and infotainment features
Kia’s best-seller gets updated inside and out.
# Honda CR-V
The new Honda CR-V has launched in Ireland
Prices start from €33,500.
# Audi E-Tron Quattro
Audi has unveiled the futuristic interior of its new e-tron Quattro electric SUV
The all-electric SUV is set to go on sale by the end of this year.
# Hyundai i20
Hyundai's popular i20 is getting a facelift
The i20 gets an updated design, safety, connectivity and powertrain line-up.
# Ferrari 488 Pista
Meet the new and distinctly hardcore Ferrari 488 Pista
New Ferrari 488 Pista goes from zero to 100km/h in just 2.85 seconds.
# Jeep Compass
The all-new Jeep Compass has just landed in Ireland
Available from January, the all-new SUV starts at €27,995.
Here are the 6 best-value cars in Europe for 2018
AutoBest has announced the cars it considered the ‘Best Buy’ cars in Europe for 2018.
# Aston Martin DB11 Volante
The drop-top gorgeous new Aston Martin DB11 Volante has just been unveiled
The DB11 Volante is the latest evolution of Aston Martin’s iconic convertible Sports GT.
# Citroen C4 Picasso
The Citroen C4 Picasso has added options (and a new engine)
Citroen Ireland is already gearing up for the 181 registration period.
# SEAT Arona
The SEAT Arona compact crossover will undercut all its rivals on price
Prices start at €17,995.
# Kia Stonic
The new Kia Stonic hits Irish forecourts this month
With an entry price of €18,599 the Kia Stonic undercuts some of its major rivals.
# Volvo XC40
The all-new Volvo XC40 is out to compete with Audi and BMW
The XC40 is the first compact SUV from Volvo.
# Citroen C3 Aircross
Citroen launches the C3 Aircross to compete with the Renault Captur
New Citroen C3 Aircross compact SUV will be launched in Ireland this November.
# Audi A8
Audi's new A8 flagship saloon has arrived in Ireland
Audi A8 to be the first Audi model to offer mild hybrid engineering as standard.
# Suzuki Swift Sport
The new Suzuki Swift Sport has lost weight and gained a turbocharger
Lighter and more powerful Suzuki Swift Sport debuts at Frankfurt.
# Nissan Micra
Here are the all-new Nissan Micra Irish specs and prices
Nissan’s supermini looks radically different from previous models.
# aloha
Hyundai takes on Nissan and Renault with its new Kona crossover SUV
The Kona gets its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
# MINI Mania
More than a thousand Minis will travel to Mayo later this month
Mini enthusiasts will be driving from all over Europe to attend the International Mini Meet in Mayo.
# Volvo
New large-scale Volvo showroom opens in Dublin
The new Spirit Motor Group Volvo showroom is located in Sandyford.
# Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR
Meet the Volkswagen Golf GTI that's the price of a Porsche
Volkswagen has unveiled its contender for the 2017 TCR touring car championship.
# Honda Civic Type R
Honda is back in the hot hatch game with its new Civic Type R
Fanboys brace yourselves.
# Peugeot 3008
New Peugeot 3008 on sale in Ireland at a very competitive price
Also, it’s now an SUV.
# Hyundai i30 Tourer
The Hyundai i30 now has an estate version
More space for your flatpack furniture.
# Ferrari 812 Superfast
Take a look at the fastest, most powerful Ferrari ever - the 812 Superfast
Superfast by name, superfast by nature.
# Skoda Octavia
Skoda reveals new specs and prices for an Irish favourite - the Octavia
New Octavia offers Skoda Connected services technology for the first time.
# Audi RS 3 Sportback
Audi's fearsome RS 3 Sportback just got a 400hp upgrade
Start saving your pennies, order books open in the summer.
# motor magazine
Here are the 10 most popular cars in the Irish second-hand market
There were more than one million transactions in the used car market last year.
# Skoda Kodiaq Sportline
Skoda has announced Irish prices for its much-anticipated Kodiaq SUV
Also a Sportline model with new exterior and interior styling.
# Fastest ever
Ford says its blistering new GT will beat McLaren and Ferrari around a racetrack
The all-new Ford GT achieves top speed of 347km/h – the highest for any Ford production vehicle to date.
# Opel Crossland X
Opel's new 'Crossover Utility Vehicle' has a neat trick in the rear seats
Opel is kicking off its 7 new vehicles in 2017 offensive with this B-Segment small crossover.
# Renault Scenic
The new five-seat Renault Scenic and seven-seat Grand Scenic arrive in Ireland
You wait for ages and then two Renault MPVs arrive at once.
# ford mustang
The new Ford Mustang GT is lower, faster and meaner
New styling, new tech and new transmission for MY2018 Mustang.
# Nissan Micra
Nissan's all-new Micra looks VERY different from its predecessors
Pricing and specification have now been announced.
# Kia Stinger GT
Say hello to the Stinger, Kia's fastest (and most expensive) car ever
Kia’s dramatic new high-performance gran turismo is the star of the Detroit Motor Show.
# car tech
Here's the clever tech that underpins the Opel Insignia Grand Sport
Twinster system loses rear diff to keep weight down and has clever tech to help with efficiency.
# Toyota Yaris Hot Hatch
Toyota's new Yaris is shaping up to be a pocket rocket
Toyota get back in the hot hatch game with a 210hp variant.
Meet the world's fastest four-seat car: Bentley's new Continental Supersports
This is the fastest and most powerful Bentley production model to date.
# money owed
Buying a second-hand car? Be careful it doesn't have money owing on it
Depending on the year of registration, as many as one third of used cars for sale are not fully paid off.
# car registrations 2016
And Ireland's bestselling car brand is...
SIMI figures show that 2016 was the highest year for new car registrations since 2008.