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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New car test: DS9 E-TENSE 4×4 360: A new take on luxury

Over the last few years, the number of big saloons available has shrunk considerably. Manufacturers preferring to steer their customers towards much more lucrative SUVs. Alongside the three German premium brands, only the Volvo S90 and the Lexus ES 300h remain available. Seeing a French brand launching a large saloon can be seen as quite …

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Test Drive: Toyota RAV4 Plug In hybrid : The country Prius feels at home in town

The RAV4 (for Recreational Activity Vehicle) was born in 1993. It was a fun and very compact vehicle. (In fact, it was 90 cm shorter than the current version!) Over the years, it grew in size... and  power. It’s the most popular SUV in the world, having sold more than ten million copies so far. …

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Test Drive: BMW 545 e XDrive: the absolute saloon!

The prospect of spending a week at the wheel of a "real" BMW, a saloon car with an in-line six-cylinder petrol engine under the bonnet, could only bring a smile to my face... At a time when the European authorities seem to aim destroying the Old Continent car industry, this 545 e XDrive is a …

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Opel/ Vauxhall Grandland: back in stride again!

The Opel Grandland was introduced four years ago. It now gets a mid-life restyling and lost the "X" of its early days. It gets the brand’s new “Vizor” face. We recently could test drive all available engines... The "Vizor" grille is Opel's new face. Directly inspired by the Manta of the 1970s, it gives the …

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Test drive Mercedes E-Class 220d: a safe bet

For decades, Mercedes has been the benchmark for large saloon cars and diesel engines. Over the last ten years or so, SUVs have changed the order of things, saloons are less and less popular. The E-Class just evolved slightly for the second half of its career and remains an excellent choice. Our E-Class 220d benefits …

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Test: BMW iX3: the electric car is coming of age

BMW started selling electric vehicles that were standing out from the rest of its range. Now, the company wants to become a leader on the electric car market with an SUV. The strategy is well thought out as this type of vehicle is currently very popular with buyers. On top of that, its size makes …

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