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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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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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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Short test : Ford Fiesta and Focus 2022: connected and electrified

There’s now only one way to go for car makers : hybridization, even a minimal one, is now compulsory. It’s a good way for them to be seen as « modern » and even better as « eco-modern » companies. Ford  doesn’t cut corners… had the Brussels Motor Show taken place, we could have discovered  the revised Fiesta and Focus. …

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New Opel Astra first drive: Aesthetic and technical maturity

The renewal of the Opel range continues: After the Mokka and Corsa, it's the Astra's turn to abandon its GM platform and join the Stellantis portfolio. The five-door version has just been joined by a station wagon called "Sports Tourer". Of course, the latest Astra features the new in-house 'Vizor' front end with Intellilux LED …

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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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Want a new Ford Escort? It’s possible!

The first generation Ford Escort was produced between 1968 and 1974 while the second generation carried on until 1980. These were rear-wheel drive cars, powered by Kent or Pinto engines available in several displacements, from 1 to 2 litres. Ford soon developed sportier version and even racing ones. These got a Lotus twin-cam under the …

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New car test: Peugeot 308: a winning combination

Contrary to popular belief, there are still quite a few hatches and estates being sold in the world. Enough for Peugeot to justify carrying on with the 308 adventure and introduce these two body styles right from the launch of its newcomer. It features a complete range of engines : petrol, diesel and, of course, …

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