The latest motoring news and car reviews from the Irish Farmers Journal

Ploughing car display in the mud
Michael Moroney
Cars rarely look well in the mud and last week’s Ploughing display proved that point as few car companies were eager to open their car doors to allow visitors to taste and feel the new car comforts.
Austral offers something special from Renault
13 September 2023 Motors
Austral offers something special from Renault
Renault has created something special with the new Austral SUV, special in terms of engine performance and economy, as well as being special in terms of comfort and styling.
Nissan solves electric range anxiety in new e-Power Qashqai
30 August 2023 Motors
Nissan solves electric range anxiety in new e-Power Qashqai
Nissan’s new Qashqai has one of Ireland’s best-selling SUVs. The new model has lots of positive changes, but more critical diesel power is replaced by a new electric drive system.
Toyota unveils retro-look Land Cruiser for 2024
Last week, Toyota Europe unveiled its new version of the Land Cruiser that is due on sale here in Ireland towards the middle of 2024.
16 August 2023 Motors
Corolla Cross completes Toyota’s SUV range with practicality
Toyota has a new SUV option in a practical Corolla Cross, which both extends the Corolla range and gives it more versatility as Michael Moroney found from his text drive.
2 August 2023 Motors
Ford’s Kuga delivers on PHEV economy promise
When it comes to plug-in hybrid cars (PHEVs), I have to admit that I’ve been doubting their usefulness.
19 July 2023 Motors
Small van from a big brand
The small van market is booming reflecting the strength of the Irish business economy and that has prompted Mercedes-Benz to enter the Irish small van market.
5 July 2023 Motors
Used car imports down by almost 15,000 cars in 2022
Used car imports for the year to date are down 26.6% (40,753) on 2021 (55,539) figures, according to SIMI.
9 November 2022 Motors