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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Test drive: Mercedes C220d 4Matic All-Terrain: total serenity on Belgian roads

How things change ! We surely would have laughed out loudly if someone had told us that, we would be delighted to sit behind the wheel of a Mercedes Diesel estate on high heels.  And yet... after spending so much time with portly SUVs and their incongruous hybrid systems, testing a good old style premium car …

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Astra Sport Tourer : The SUV stylish alternative

Opel is 160 this year and the brand’s rejuvenation continues apace. The latest addition to the range is the Astra Sport Tourer. It's nice to look at, fun to drive and very practical in everyday life. SUVs dominate the C segment market but this is a credible to them. (Text: Dimitri URBAIN, Photos: Media.Stellantis.com) Aesthetically …

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Test Drive: Hyundai Kona N: Let the music flow!

Much like Toyota, Hyundai continues to please die-hards driving enthusiasts with power-packed models... along with the inevitable electrified versions of its most popular models. This should be enough to keep us excited and preserve our hobby for the foreseable future. At first, Hyundai launched the highly capable i30 N, which was able to challenge the …

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Test Drive : BMW 218d Active Tourer : Family Friendly

BMW’s compact MPV second generation boasts a dynamic and rather pleasant look. Its internal combustion engine lineup engines should please private buyers who are still reluctant to take the plunge for a plug in hybrid. Even if its longer version disappeared, it grew up in size and should be high on large families’ buying list. …

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Citroën C5 Aircross Plug-In Hybrid: serenity on wheels by Paul-Edouard Urbain

Replacing or even upgrading a best-seller is never an easy job. Citroën deliberately choose sobriety for its C5 Aircross midlife restyling. The new one looks more angular and more dynamic as well. In fact, this C-segment SUV design strictly follows Citroën's current styling ethos. We recently drove the 225 HP plug-in hybrid version in the …

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Test Drive : Ford Fiesta ST-Line X 1.0 mHEV 155 M6 : the warm sportshatch

As most manufacturers are leaving the supermini segment, and the number of small sporty hatches available dwindling by the day, this Ford Fiesta is really  refreshing. If you can't afford the 200bhp 1.5 ST, this alternative should appeal to you. Fitted with a 155 HP 1.0 litre 3-cylinder engine, the 3-door Fiesta offers a lot …

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Test Drive: Mazda CX-5 2.0 SkyActiv-G: 100% convincing

Mazda just revised the CX-5, its most popular SUV- representing no less than 35% of the brand's sales. Mazda really treats its customers who like simplicity as well as a serene driving experience. After a week spent behind the wheel, serenity is what sums up best this new 2022 model-year CX-5. There’s a widespread idea …

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