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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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 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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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: 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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Jeep Wrangler 4xe review: the green SUV

Just like many other manufacturers, Jeep is electrifying its range... the Wrangler morphed into the 4xe plug-in hybrid. It uses two electric motors and a 2-litre petrol engine, combined with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Powerful and competent, it can climb up the trees and be green, running downtown in electric mode. This new model arrival …

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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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Fiat Tipo Station Wagon or Cross : do you want to be reasonable or trendy?

Last Spring, the Fiat Tipo received a new front end. Refreshing it should allow it to remain successful. The Tipo is currently without direct competitors. Its keen pricing is in line with FIAT’s tradition, delivering great value for money. However, there’s a new sexier version in the range... The Tipo range was launched back in …

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