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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Test drive: Mercedes EQS450+: No steering wheel needed !

Let’s be honest, that’s the first time we spend a whole week behind the wheel of a fully electric car .  It was rather positive for us. Admittedly, the € 145.000 EQS is not the cheapest full electric car available but it’s good enough to be a real threat for the internal combustion-engined S-Class. Aboard …

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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: Opel Grandland HYBRID 225: In the move

In 2022, driving a hybrid car is nearly compulsory. Dimitri already told you about the midlife facelift Opel did on the Grandland last year. Now, Opel lent us a Hybrid 225 test car so that we could get a taste of it. Given the fact that we live in a city centre and that charging …

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Test Drive: Skoda Octavia Combi 2.0 TSI DSG7 RS: measured enthusiasm

The modern Octavia was launched 25 years ago and the  fourth generation is now available. Despite the current health crisis, it remains the Czech automotive brand’s best-seller. The RS version we tested for you is only available with powerful engines. Our test TSI-engined car makes do with 245 BHP and even the 2.0 TDI Diesel …

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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: 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: 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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Essai: Subaru Outback 2.5i: en bonne compagnie

En assurant 70% de ses ventes mondiales aux Etats-Unis en 2019, Subaru se moque bien des normes environnementales strictes imposées par la vieille Europe qui tue lentement mais sûrement nos outils de production, et donc notre économie, au profit des grands pollueurs de notre planète. Alors si vous êtes étonné de ne pas assister à …

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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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