The Mongol Rally

10,000 miles, 40 degree heat and a 92 Starlet

The Mongol Rally is nuts. With no set route or support, it takes place over 10,000 miles of mountains & desert. Our Irish teams Straight Sideways and Mad Macs have taken on the charitable challenge with a '92 Toyota Starlet and 99' Suzuki Swift.

The Skoda Yeti emerged as the most reliable car in the compact SUV category.

Which is the most reliable car brand ?

Logic suggests that the more expensive a car is the more reliable it should be. However, the latest reliability survey of the best-selling brands shows that volume makes are a good deal more reliable than much more costly makes. And Skoda is a big winner.

Skoda's Kodiaq SUV is expected to go on sale early next year

Skoda reveals more details of its new SUV

The Kodiaq sees Skoda ratchet up its image as it enters the SUV market and takes on some of the biggest names, including, as we can see from the official photos, Land Rover, whose Evoque rear styling has clearly influenced the Czech newcomer.

The new Mercedes E-Class

New Mercedes E-Class review

Mercedes needs to prove itself with its E-Class more than with any other car it makes. But has it succeeded with the latest version of an executive favourite ? Donal Byrne has been finding out.