Short test : Toyota Aygo X : a breath of fresh air

More and more manufacturers abandon the A segment (city cars). However, Toyota is determined to stay... The Aygo renewal sees the Japanese manufacturer launching a mini SUV. This will appeal to a new clientele attracted by the body style but who do not need a bigger car. The previous generation Aygo was a city car, …

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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: 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: Range Rover Fifty Anniversary Edition 350 Auto: the taste of the finer things in life

I never kept fond memories of my encounters with Range Rovers, whatever the version, Classic, Velar or Sport. Sure, they're great machines to travel in- and I do remember a superb drive in one under heavy rain- but they're not much fun to drive. This test drive of the Range Rover suddenly changed my perception …

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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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Exclusive test: Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupe: endless thrust

The GLE from Mercedes is the pinnacle of the SUV segment. Comfort is exceptional and the ride is fantastic. When AMG puts a 435 hp inline-six under the bonnet, it becomes a must-have if you frequently travel across Europe. There is a GLE63 Coupe with a 4.0 l V8 that delivers 570 or even 612 …

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Test: Hyundai Kona: Freedom of choice !

For many years, Korean manufacturers have been a major player on the Belgian car market. Extensive ranges, consensual products that meet the demands of a majority of buyers, the Kona fits well into this framework... without forgetting the long and reassuring warranty schemes! The city is certainly the Kona's favourite place to play, but it …

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Test: Hyundai Santa Fe HEV 1.6 T-GDi 6A/T 2WD: King size !

The Hyundai Santa Fe is pretty big at 4,8 m long and 1,9 m large. On top of its respectable size, its new full-size chrome grille will make sure it gets noticed. Size wise, it’s on par with the Jaguar F-Pace and the Range Rover Velar, no less. Compared to its Germand competitors, it is …

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Test: Mercedes AMG E63S 4MATIC+: making the best of it while we can !

The Mercedes E-Class was recently upgraded and we tested its most extreme version, the AMG E63S, powered by a 612 HP 4.0 V8 ! This car is an “over the top” saloon, capable of swallowing kilometres at undecent pace, weather conditions being irrelevant as it’s got 4-wheel drive to cope with anything. Our test was …

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