Test drive: Renault Austral mHEV 160 auto: an outstanding success

This mid-range version of the new Renault Austral became obsolete very quickly. At launch, it featured the well-known 1.3 cc 4-cylinder engine shared with the Kadjar as well as various Daimler group cars. However, in this case it is mated to the continuously variable X-Tronic transmission also used by its cousin, the Nissan Qashqai. A very …

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Test Drive: Opel Astra PHEV: the newcomer is looking for a seat under the sun

The Opel Astra PHEV is aimed mainly at the company car market. It starts from € 39,000 euros. Even if it’s got a very long standard kit list, that’s not cheap at all but that doesn’t seem to bother many people these days. The Opel Astra uses a Peugeot 308 platform but you wouldn’t tell …

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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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New car test: Renault Kangoo: from family-ute to a nearly proper saloon

Renault launched the Kangoo back in 1997 and has sold 4,200,000 units since. This is a great endorsement of its space, volume and modularity! Three traits that have undoubtedly won over buyers. But the funny thing is that with time and the proliferation of SUVs, the Kangoo looks less and less van-like. Moreover, it is …

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