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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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 Yaris Cross: tricks in the box

The Cross version of the Yaris city car offers more performance in a bigger package than its sibling. It is 20 cm longer and 2.5 cm higher,  enough to turn the Yaris into a real all-rounder. Its petrol 1500 cc 3-cylinder engine produces 122 HP and is backed up by a 59 kW electric motor. …

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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Loving cars seems to have become outdated and spirited driving is no longer compatible with our roads.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: Mercedes C300d: an unforgettable obviousness

The fifth C-Class generation was launched in 2021 and diesel engines are still available, much to the delight of high mileage drivers whom, despite some say, are still around in large numbers. It also caters for those who still resist the SUV trend. We took it to Italy in order to  get the real flavor …

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Test drive: Mercedes C220d 4Matic All-Terrain: total serenity on Belgian roads

How things change ! We surely would have laughed out loudly if someone had told us that, we would be delighted to sit behind the wheel of a Mercedes Diesel estate on high heels.  And yet... after spending so much time with portly SUVs and their incongruous hybrid systems, testing a good old style premium car …

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Test Drive: Hyundai Kona N: Let the music flow!

Much like Toyota, Hyundai continues to please die-hards driving enthusiasts with power-packed models... along with the inevitable electrified versions of its most popular models. This should be enough to keep us excited and preserve our hobby for the foreseable future. At first, Hyundai launched the highly capable i30 N, which was able to challenge the …

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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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