Paulo Alvez, Managing Director, BMW Ireland, Colm Quinn and RTE presenter Marty Morrissey at the launch of the Colm Quinn BMW showroom in Galway.

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The Aston Martin Vanquish: Gorgeous to look at and to listen to, but hamstrung by a nuggety ride quality

The Vanquish and Rapide are gorgeous cars, but may be only for Lotto winners

The Hyundai i30 Turbo will be available in both three- and five-door format

Among the cars is the i30 Turbo, the company’s first ever hot hatch

Sketch of the new Skoda Superb

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The current obsession with the cost of motor tax has resulted in  an oddly-skewed market

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Lars Himmer will take up the reigns at VW Ireland from January. Photo: Bloomberg

Lars Himmer will take up the reins at VW Ireland from January

Lars Himmer will move from  VW in Germany where he is head of group sales strategy

Lars Himmer will take over from former MD Simon Elliot in January

The new Aston Martin DB10: it’s the continuation of a 50-year association between Bond and Aston on screen

Only 10 DB10s will be made, all of which will be used on set and driven by current 007 Daniel Craig

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