Test drive: DS4 Rivoli E-Tense 225: the right balance?

The very first cars from the DS brand may have shocked prospective customers while the  subsequent ones may have seemed a bit bland. Would the new DS4 be the right balance, the car that eventually put the thins right for DS, Citroën’s posh badge ? That's what we think after a week spent behind the …

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Test Drive: Subaru XV 2.0 i-S e-BOXER: against all odds

The Subaru XV was launched back in 2017 and is nothing more than an lifted up Impreza featuring outdoor overalls. However, unlike many of its competitors who are just offroad pretenders, this Japanese car is perfectly capable to get in the wild thanks to its 4-wheel drive. It was slightly refreshed two years ago and …

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Test Drive: Ford Mustang Mach 1: One last moment of fun before parting out

Yes, most definitely yes! We never hesitate when it comes to enjoying a week behind the wheel of a car of the kind  we love. A big 5.0 V8 under the bonnet and rear wheel drive only mean unadultered endless fun. That's what the Ford Mustang Mach 1, available in Belgium since last Fall, is …

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Test Drive: Mercedes C220d Estate: The C..ar we love

Sorry for those who love four-wheeled American-made plastic weirdos or unknown Chinese cars but you can't help feeling good once sat in a Mercedes. The new C Class estate is not too big and quite alluring. Its crisp and modern lines are disarmingly simple compared to competitors who are constantly complicating things and trying too …

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Test Drive: Renault Arkana E-TECH Hybrid: the SAC with the French Touch

The Sports Activity Coupé or SAC concept was a BMW creation that Audi and Mercedes copied before “percolating” (as economists would say) on mainstream brands like Kia with the XCeed or Toyota with the C-HR. This time, it's the French’s turn to get on the bandwagon with the Renault Arkana. Peugeot and Citroën will come …

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Test Drive: Opel Mokka 1.2T 130 AT8: Identity Crisis

While waiting for the imminent arrival of the new Opel Astra, the Mokka surely best represents Opel’s future, sharing a large chunk of components with its French relatives. The least we can say is that it all adds up pretty well for Opel's smallest SUV. It seduces woth both its modern lines and a trendy …

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Test Drive: Mercedes-AMG A45 S: Big spades of fun

The kings of drift and counter-steering won’t probably be impressed reading this AMG A45 S  spec sheet. A small 2.0 turbocharged four pot engine ; four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox will surely never wake up an enthusiastic driver in the middle of the night. And yet... we would have spent days and nights behind …

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Exclusive test: Mercedes S400d 4MATIC L: any better would be outlaw!

The Mercedes designers were particularly successful when they drew the lines of this 7th generation. Should you be feeling guilty to take pleasure driving around in a 5.3-metre-long limo powered by a 6-cylinder diesel engine? The answer is definitely no! Of course, we know the most recent diesel engines are less polluting than petrol ones. …

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