Test Drive: Jeep Compass e-Hybrid: a bit of a drag

The Compass was launched back in 2017 and is based on a modified (longer) Renegade platform. Earlier this year, a new 48V mild hybrid 130 BHP- 240 Nm petrol powertrain arrived and the range revamped, with some new trim levels added. Mind you, nothing too exciting here, but let's pretend we just bought a compact …

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Test Drive: Audi RS3: the 4-wheeled Christmas cracker !

The RS3 is some sort of an Audi institution. It's the first stage of the RS rocket, the brand’s sporty range entry-level model. We just tested the saloon car’s latest version. It remains faithfull to the 5-cylinder engine that fans rate so much. This time, power is up to 407 HP while torque is 500 …

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Test Drive: Alpine A110 S: The well- ending love affair

Back in January, Alpine organised an international press launch to introduce its new three model range : A110, A110 GT and A110 S. We recently tested the latter, finished in a pretty Orange Fire colour, all dressed up with an aero kit and a carbonfibre spoiler on the rear boot. The very first A110 we drove …

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New car test: Renault Austral: Broad Spectrum

The new Renault SUV replaces both the Kadjar and the Espace. It definitely has a few assets in store to achieve it. Its style is restrained and elegant, the interior is pretty modern and welcoming, not to mention the now compulsory hybrid engines that are in tune with the times. However, how does it drive …

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Test Drive: Alfa Romeo Stelvio Veloce: still attractive!

The Stelvio SUV is based on the excellent "Giorgio" all-wheel drive platform (shared with the Giulia), endowing it with a dynamic on-road behaviour . It oozes charm and is just perfect if you want to stand out and away from the usual default choice… a German premium SUV. The Veloce version is  very similar to …

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Test Drive: Toyota Yaris Cross: tricks in the box

The Cross version of the Yaris city car offers more performance in a bigger package than its sibling. It is 20 cm longer and 2.5 cm higher,  enough to turn the Yaris into a real all-rounder. Its petrol 1500 cc 3-cylinder engine produces 122 HP and is backed up by a 59 kW electric motor. …

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Alfa Romeo Storico : la dolce vita at Autoworld !

Recently, Alfa Romeo took pride of place at the Autoworld museum in Brussels. The exhibition celebrated the brand’s 112th anniversary. Stellantis- who owns the brand- worked with the museum to bring together some fifty vehicles. All were iconic in a way or another and belong to the Quadrifoglio Belgio club members, the Musée National de …

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Test Drive : Toyota GR86 : A driver’s delight

Loving cars seems to have become outdated and spirited driving is no longer compatible with our roads. Nowadays, people clogg motorways central lane driving at a steady 110 km/h to avoid being fined. Not to mention lazyness… that way, there’s no need to change lanes and being at risk while textingbehind the wheel. Which means …

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New car test drive: Mazda CX-60 PHEV : high expectations

The new Mazda CX-60 is exactly what Belgian fleet managers are looking for. A plug in SUV ticking all the right boxes and inducing low tax levels , what more could you ask for? Surely enough to make sure Mazda managers get a broad smile on their face... Even though the car is not yet  …

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Test drive: Mercedes C300d: an unforgettable obviousness

The fifth C-Class generation was launched in 2021 and diesel engines are still available, much to the delight of high mileage drivers whom, despite some say, are still around in large numbers. It also caters for those who still resist the SUV trend. We took it to Italy in order to  get the real flavor …

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