Maybach madness

Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet ;*Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 17,0 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 397 g/km Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet; *Fuel consumption combined: 17.0 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 397 g/km

Mercedes offshoot Maybach has a reputation for devising vehicles that combine the ultimate in comfort with a price tag suitable only for those for whom money is no object, the best Mercedes has to offer wrapped in an ultra-extravagant package.

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Skoda reveals Irish Kodiaq pricing



Skoda Ireland has released pricing for the eagerly anticipated Kodiaq, the brand’s first SUV. Due to launch in March, prices for the Kodiaq will start from €28,795, with three trim levels (Active, Ambition and Style), five engine and transmission options, and a seven seater version for an extra €1,000.

The base model comes with a 1.4L petrol engine producing 125hp (€28,795), with a 190hp 2.0L TDI with an automatic gearbox and 4×4 capabilities topping the range at €44,145. That’s not bad considering the rival Nissan X-Trail starts at €29,995 while the Hyundai Santa Fe begins at €39,995.

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It’s official: Kia’s Stinger GT

2018 Stinger

If you’re thinking about changing your wheels and you’re in the hunt for something powerful and sporty, you probably won’t look for a Kia. Granted the South Korean firm has come on leaps and bounds in recent years (style wise at least), much like Hyundai or Skoda, but it’s more of a family brand than anything else. Until now.

Technically we’ve known about the Kia Stinger GT (not to be confused with the Grand Theft Auto version) for a few years now, but Kia has officially debuted its efforts at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, a very tasty rear wheel drive, four door saloon, which looks like a combination of an Audi, Jaguar and just a little pinch of Maserati.

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