Essai: Renault Arkana E-TECH Hybrid: le SAC à la française

Inventé par BMW, le concept du SAC pour Sports Activity Coupé, a frappé Audi et Mercedes avant de percoler, comme disent les économistes, vers les marques moins élitistes comme Kia avec son XCeed ou encore Toyota avec son C-HR. Cette fois, ce sont les Français qui arrivent avec ce Renault Arkana alors que Peugeot pourrait …

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Test Drive: Opel Mokka 1.2T 130 AT8: Identity Crisis

While waiting for the imminent arrival of the new Opel Astra, the Mokka surely best represents Opel’s future, sharing a large chunk of components with its French relatives. The least we can say is that it all adds up pretty well for Opel's smallest SUV. It seduces woth both its modern lines and a trendy …

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Test Drive: Mercedes-AMG A45 S: Big spades of fun

The kings of drift and counter-steering won’t probably be impressed reading this AMG A45 S  spec sheet. A small 2.0 turbocharged four pot engine ; four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox will surely never wake up an enthusiastic driver in the middle of the night. And yet... we would have spent days and nights behind …

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Lifestyle Test: Ford Transit Custom Nugget+: comfortable nomadism

It seems that people have never been so keen to move around, to change their surroundings, to see more things around their country. Which means small vans converted into campers are attracting more and more people, young and old. Last summer, we had the opportunity to discover the flavour of gypsy life aboard the Ford …

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Test drive Citroën Ami: made for the city

What is a 'real' Citroën? Of course, There are many answers to that question but the brand's DNA includes ingenuity, original technical solutions and a quirky side. From that point of view, the Ami is indeed a real Citroën, in the tradition of the Goddess and the 2CV. The Ami looks like no other… It …

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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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Test Drive: Mini 5-door 136 hp: fun and mature

The third generation of Mini produced under the BMW umbrella is available as a 5-door version intended to be more versatile alongside the 3-door, convertible, Clubman and Countryman,. We tested it for you, equipped with a 136bhp petrol engine and 6-speed dual clutch Steptronic gearbox. The Mini is a bit like the naughty kid of …

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Match: BMW 128ti vs Volkswagen Golf GTI: Putting the record straight

The arrival of Wolfsburg’s 8th generation of Golf GTI coincides with BMW’s introduction of its first dynamic front-wheel drive car, powered by a vulgar 4-cylinder engine. Perfect timing to confront the two Germans directly. And the winner is... That’s a 4-cylinder engine of 1998cc with 265 hp and 400 Nm of torque available between 1750 …

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Opel/ Vauxhall Grandland: back in stride again!

The Opel Grandland was introduced four years ago. It now gets a mid-life restyling and lost the "X" of its early days. It gets the brand’s new “Vizor” face. We recently could test drive all available engines... The "Vizor" grille is Opel's new face. Directly inspired by the Manta of the 1970s, it gives the …

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Essai : Mini Cooper 5 portes 136 ch : fun et mature

La troisième génération de Mini produite sous l’ère BMW propose, aux côtés des 3 portes, cabriolet, Clubman et Countryman, une version 5 portes se voulant polyvalente. Nous l’avons testée pour vous, en motorisation essence 136 ch et boîte automatique 6 rapports. La Mini c’est un peu comme l’enfant terrible de la famille, à qui on …

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