211 Editor’s Note

Producing this latest edition of Drive 211 New Car Buyer’s Guide 2021 in the midst of the second lockdown of a truly extraordinary year, it was, at first, difficult to find any reason for optimism.

However, August sales figures showed a bounce back which, while modest compared with January numbers, were still up on the equivalent month in 2019 and a sign of the remarkable resilience of the market in the face of the global pandemic.

Little acorns and all that. We have to remember that the industry has faced similar challenges in the past ten years and knows how to get through an economic crash. The car distribution businesses, and those which support it, are already lean, flexible and innovative.

And the good news for the consumer is that stock has piled up and manufacturers are willing to do deals and offer incentives. If you’re thinking of changing to a late model second-hand, give your new car dealer a chance to challenge that price. You might be surprised at the prices on offer and your ability to get into new car ownership.

In this 211 edition of Drive – New Car Buyer’s Guide we highlight the best of the new and updated models on offer. 

We’ve done our best to ensure that prices are correct, but check with your local dealer as many manufactures were updating 211 pricing at time of press. 

Declan Quigley
DRIVE Magazine Editor


PUBLISHER & MANAGING DIRECTOR: Colm Burns. EDITOR: Declan Quigley. PHOTO EDITOR: Georgie Francis. CONTRIBUTORS: Anthony Conlon, Martin, McCarthy, Simon Ives. PRODUCTION MANAGER: Andrew Greeley. PROOF READING: Olif Karrington. PRINTING: Johnswood Press. DISTRIBUTION: Newspread & EM News Distribution.

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