Test Drive: Jeep Compass e-Hybrid: a bit of a drag

The Compass was launched back in 2017 and is based on a modified (longer) Renegade platform. Earlier this year, a new 48V mild hybrid 130 BHP- 240 Nm petrol powertrain arrived and the range revamped, with some new trim levels added. Mind you, nothing too exciting here, but let's pretend we just bought a compact …

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Test Drive: Audi RS3: the 4-wheeled Christmas cracker !

The RS3 is some sort of an Audi institution. It's the first stage of the RS rocket, the brand’s sporty range entry-level model. We just tested the saloon car’s latest version. It remains faithfull to the 5-cylinder engine that fans rate so much. This time, power is up to 407 HP while torque is 500 …

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Test Drive: Alpine A110 S: The well- ending love affair

Back in January, Alpine organised an international press launch to introduce its new three model range : A110, A110 GT and A110 S. We recently tested the latter, finished in a pretty Orange Fire colour, all dressed up with an aero kit and a carbonfibre spoiler on the rear boot. The very first A110 we drove …

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New car test: Renault Austral: Broad Spectrum

The new Renault SUV replaces both the Kadjar and the Espace. It definitely has a few assets in store to achieve it. Its style is restrained and elegant, the interior is pretty modern and welcoming, not to mention the now compulsory hybrid engines that are in tune with the times. However, how does it drive …

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Test Drive: Alfa Romeo Stelvio Veloce: still attractive!

The Stelvio SUV is based on the excellent "Giorgio" all-wheel drive platform (shared with the Giulia), endowing it with a dynamic on-road behaviour . It oozes charm and is just perfect if you want to stand out and away from the usual default choice… a German premium SUV. The Veloce version is  very similar to …

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Test Drive : Toyota GR86 : A driver’s delight

Loving cars seems to have become outdated and spirited driving is no longer compatible with our roads. Nowadays, people clogg motorways central lane driving at a steady 110 km/h to avoid being fined. Not to mention lazyness… that way, there’s no need to change lanes and being at risk while textingbehind the wheel. Which means …

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Test Drive : BMW 218d Active Tourer : Family Friendly

BMW’s compact MPV second generation boasts a dynamic and rather pleasant look. Its internal combustion engine lineup engines should please private buyers who are still reluctant to take the plunge for a plug in hybrid. Even if its longer version disappeared, it grew up in size and should be high on large families’ buying list. …

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Test Drive : Ford Fiesta ST-Line X 1.0 mHEV 155 M6 : the warm sportshatch

As most manufacturers are leaving the supermini segment, and the number of small sporty hatches available dwindling by the day, this Ford Fiesta is really  refreshing. If you can't afford the 200bhp 1.5 ST, this alternative should appeal to you. Fitted with a 155 HP 1.0 litre 3-cylinder engine, the 3-door Fiesta offers a lot …

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Test Drive: Mazda CX-5 2.0 SkyActiv-G: 100% convincing

Mazda just revised the CX-5, its most popular SUV- representing no less than 35% of the brand's sales. Mazda really treats its customers who like simplicity as well as a serene driving experience. After a week spent behind the wheel, serenity is what sums up best this new 2022 model-year CX-5. There’s a widespread idea …

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