New car Test: Dacia Duster III phase 2: step by step

Dacia's Duster is a bit like Porsche's 911. Their respective makers are so afraid of ruining their success and popularity that they never make radical changes to them, new features coming one by one. Once again, Dacia’s engineers were cautious to please the Duster fan club with this third generation upgrade. The Duster’s third generation …

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Test Drive: Abarth 595C Competizione: as long as it exists…

This time, the Abarth 595C Competizione comes in a matt blue colour reminiscent of Fiat's great rallying days in the 1970s and is once again playful and always ready to growl. When you press the scorpion button, a real storm breaks out, releasing the full 180 bhp power from the little 1.4 T-jet engine. Afterwards, …

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Subaru Outback 2.5i test drive: A trustworthy companion !

In 2019, 70% of Subaru worldwide sales were made in the United States. Therefore, it’s not surprising that the brand ignores the strict environmental standards imposed by the EEC… which are, slowly but surely, killing our production tools, and therefore our economy, for the benefit of our planet’s main polluters. If you're surprised to discover …

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Test Drive: Cupra Formentor 1.5 TSi 150 DSG7: Your attention, please!

Launched in 2020, the Formentor was the first model developed specifically for the newly created Cupra brand. We tested it with the smallest engine available : the 1.5 TSi 4-cylinder with 150 hp, mated to the inevitable 7-speed DSG gearbox. It's hard to get excited about its sporty character but that doesn't make it uninteresting. …

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All you need to know about the new Lotus Emira

Lotus took advantage of the Goodwood Festival of Speed to introduce the Emira in its almost final version. Going on sale next Spring and retailing at around €65,000, it will be pitched as a competitor of the Porsche Cayman. The Emira is the first Lotus to be produced as part of the 'Vision 80' plan …

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Cupra Leon ST 1.4 e-Hybrid vs Renault Megane Grandtour E-TECh : Driving fully charged and connected

With a power deficit of 87 horsepower compared to its Spanish competitor of the day, one might think that the French car has nothing to do in this confrontation. And yet... Its R.S. Line finish, its comfort and its technology allow it to take on this Iberian estate car which is pretending to be sportier …

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INEOS Grenadier: what’s happening now?

Off-road comfort is not neglected and should allow a family to travel in the wildest environments without any problems. The Ineos Grenadier adventure continues... A few months ago, we revealed the British manufacturer had acquired a factory in France. Located in the Eastern part of the country,  Hambach is where Mercedes currently produces Smart cars. Since …

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New Citroën C3 Aircross: maturity

Introduced almost four years ago, the C3 Aircross has just been upgraded for the second half of its career. In a very crowded segment, the C3 Aircross majors on comfort and modularity to seduce. After nearly four years, the C3 Aircross gets a revised front end to give it a more “dynamic and serious” look. …

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New car test: Renault Arkana: joyfully dynamic

Usually, an SUV is a real punishment for any driving enthusiast. It seems that this pleasure is less and less coveted, but for a self-respecting motoring journalist, enjoying a drive and having fun between two curves is still a goal in itself when you get behind the wheel of a car. However, behind the wheel …

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