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15th Mar 2015

New Wheels on the Block: 5 new cars you need to know about

In the market for a new car?

Oisin Collins

This week we take a look at some Fancy Dan sedans and a few rugged off-roaders…

Peugeot 508

Style and luxury meets comfort and performance in the all-new Peugeot 508, as the French car manufacturer looks to “make a move upmarket” – their words.

Peugeot are sure to have a bit more competition on their hands now, seeing as Citroen announced that they will let the DS name off to become it’s own luxury brand.

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The Peugeot 508 retails here in Ireland from €26,750 and is powered by a choice of a 1.6 diesel 115hp SST 6-Speed, a 2.0 HDi diesel 140hp 6-Speed or a 2.0 HDi 163hp 6-Speed Automatic.

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Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake

The absolutely stunning (if you’re into estate cars) Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake will arrive in Ireland in a matter of weeks and according to the guys in Mercedes, the CLA Shooting Brake, “will be priced to attract those who may not have considered estate car ownership previously.”

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The starting price comes in at €31,490 and there will be five engines to choose from initially, including two diesel (2.2L 136hp & 2.2L 177hp) and three petrol (1.6L 122hp, 1.6L 156hp & 2.0L 211hp).

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Mustang Rocket

Now here’s one VERY cool piece of kit. Meet, the supped-up Ford Mustang ‘Rocket’ as created by the guys at Galpin Auto Sports.


The Rocket is the very first production version of a tuned Mustang that has more power than a Lamborghini Huracan. That’s ridiculously fast, in case you didn’t know.


The Rocket features a heavily tuned 5.0L Mustang engine that produces a whopping 725hp, which is a considerable jump up from the stock 418hp.

Sadly, there’s no word on a price just yet, but even still, we don’t think the Devil himself would want to risk driving in one of these beasts.

Subaru Forester SUV

Subaru Ireland has announced an updated Forester that features a raft of changes to its interior and powertrain.


Starting from €37,995 for the 2.0L diesel, Subaru says: “With the new diesel engine and gearbox combination the 2015 Subaru Forester will return 46.3 mpg and 158 g/km CO2 on the combined cycle, and go from zero to 100 kph in 9.6 seconds.”

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Kia Sorento

We love a nice big motor here in JOE so we thought we’d give you a look at the new Kia Sorento. It’s a big aul bus to be fair (in the good way, of course).

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Starting from €38,995 the new Sorento is a tad lower, longer and slightly wider than the outgoing version, which allows for more luggage space in the boot and more room in the back seats for the little ones.

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