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Editor's picks - Geneva 2016

by Dave Humphreys on 04 Mar 2016

changagoidem Features | Editor's picks - Geneva 2016

Being on neutral ground, Geneva is the one motor show where the really get rolled out. But this year's event certainly seemed to be more about sensibilities and, of course, . The Volkswagen Group's Apology Tour of 2015 seems to have come to an end, although that didn't stop a comedian attempting to disrupt Jürgen Stackmann during the Volkswagen press conference...

On hand were a facelifted up! and a convertible crossover concept called

In defence of the square automobile

by Neil Briscoe on 03 Mar 2016

changagoidem Features | In defence of the square automobile

I cannot truly explain it, but I'll try to. I have always had a strange attraction to those automobiles whose designers rolled up to work with a set-square rather than a protractor. I just have a thing for square automobiles.

Take a recent motor show, for example. The Tokyo show of 2013. I could have been wowed by any number of the swoopy, low-slung stuff with engines in the middle and exotic names apparently picked from a food blender catalogue. But no, my heart was won by the Nissan IDx concepts, a pair of throwbacks to the Datsun Violet that…

Nissan Qashqai vs. Renault Kadjar...

by Neil Briscoe on 23 Feb 2016

changagoidem Features | Nissan Qashqai vs. Renault Kadjar...

Some 15 years from the turning of the last century, a young warrior did strike forth to make his fortune and maybe his fame, but many and treacherous were the turns and fates that awaited him on his path. From the House of Renault did he come and Kadjar was his name. A tall, broad, handsome lad, with narrow, piercing eyes and a vast diamond-shaped shield held in front. No similar warrior had ever held that shield before them, so breaking new ground young Kadjar certainly was.

But, said the doubters and the throwers of…

Automobile psychology 101: what your automobile says about you.

by Melanie May on 12 Feb 2016

changagoidem Features | Automobile psychology 101: what your automobile says about you.

So the '161' edition of our iPad mag is upon us and while the changagoidem.ie men are helping you choose a new automobile based on performance, road handling and value for money, I am here to help you in a slightly different way. I'm here to help you choose the right colour of automobile, because, you know, I'm the token girl and that is all us females know about automobiles.

Of course, I jest. You see, not a lot of you will know this, but I hold an MSc. in Psychology from Trinity and was…

Driving the hydrogen-powered Audi A7 Sportback

by Shane O' Donoghue on 08 Feb 2016

changagoidem Features | Driving the hydrogen-powered Audi A7 Sportback

Hydrogen fuel-cell power may not be just around the corner, but it has potential, as a drive in Audi's latest technology demonstrator reveals.

The star of the Audi stand at this year's Detroit Auto Show in January was the h-tron quattro concept, a sporty looking SUV that many believe will morph into a production automobile called the Q6. Under the aggressive styling lines, however, is a potentially bigger story. The 'h' stands for hydrogen, as this concept is powered by a fuel cell stack fed by the stuff. Most will dismiss that aspect of the concept as airy-fairy motor show…