Test Drive: Nissan Qashqai mHEV XTronic 2WD: Will the former king regain its crown ?

The Qashqai was launched back in 2007 and it was an instant hit, selling like hot cakes. Sure, there was not much competition and the Qashkai made the most of it. By the time the second generation arrived, in 2014 it was another story : the segment was much more crowded and it was a follower …

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Test Drive: Renault Kadjar dCi 115 EDC : Old World order

Renault introduced the new Austral just a few days after our test took place, making it somewhat instantly outdated.  However… What a pleasure it was to be behind the wheel of a reasonably sized SUV sipping diesel! No weird hybridized power plant here : in most cases the Kadjar just gets you from A to …

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Test Drive: Dacia Duster 1.3 TCe 150 EDC: The right choice

A while ago, we focused on the fifth birthday upgrades the second generation Dacia Duster got. We tesed a Duster last September and more recently, a top-of-the-range version came our way. Now, we better understand why this car is such a success. Once again, it is clear Renault got it right offering affordable cars through …

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Test Drive: Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TSI 4×4: as spacious as it can be…

So far, we had never tested the Skoda Kodiaq, a prominent member of the Volkswagen Group large SUV family. Its recent facelift was a good opportunity to discover it. 650,000 Kodiaqs were sold in just five years! With this car, it is fair to say Skoda contributes heavily to the SUV segment success, despite prices …

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New car test: Dacia Jogger: seven is enough!

Dacia is decidedly full of ideas. The brand has a habit of filling in market niches forgotten by its competitors in a very bright way. While new cars are getting horrendously expensive by the day, the Romanian brand is lining up a keenly priced and completely refreshed range covering the needs of young adults, budding …

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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: Lexus LS 500h: on unequal terms

Let's face it, this Japanese limousine offers luxury and comfort that are no match compared to the segment’s German stars. Unfortunately, in Europe, and even more so in Belgium, the only available engine is far from ideal with our tax regulations. However, this did not prevent us from having a lot of fun behind the …

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Test Drive: Peugeot 508 SW PSE: so many promises

The Peugeot style department undoubtedly achieved what they wanted with this 508.  During our test of the 508 PSE everyone told us: "it looks like a German car". It's true that this estate looks the part and promising in Selenium Grey, featuring small winglets on the sides of the front and rear bumpers, not forgetting …

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