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: BMW 545 e XDrive: the absolute saloon!

The prospect of spending a week at the wheel of a "real" BMW, a saloon car with an in-line six-cylinder petrol engine under the bonnet, could only bring a smile to my face... At a time when the European authorities seem to aim destroying the Old Continent car industry, this 545 e XDrive is a …

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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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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: Range Rover Fifty Anniversary Edition 350 Auto: the taste of the finer things in life

I never kept fond memories of my encounters with Range Rovers, whatever the version, Classic, Velar or Sport. Sure, they're great machines to travel in- and I do remember a superb drive in one under heavy rain- but they're not much fun to drive. This test drive of the Range Rover suddenly changed my perception …

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Test drive: Dacia Sandero Stepway Plus TCe90 CVT: a lesson in refreshing new into… newer!

The Dacia Sandero was launched in 2007 and the arrival of this new iteration is the third generation of the model. Admittedly, the lines have evolved quite discreetly and this Sandero, even in its Stepway version, is immediately recognisable. However, underneath lies the new CMF-B platform which is used by the Clio V, among others. …

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Test Drive: Hyundai i20 1.0 T-GDi 48V: The Magic Formula?

Tastes and colours are a private matter. However, it is widely admitted that this new i20 looks great with a dynamic face using a large grille that is not offensive on the eye. From the headlights shape that blends smoothly in the front design with all the lines heading to the central logo and triangular …

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Dacia Spring first test: the Midas touch?

The main problem currently preventing more people from buying an electric car is their retail price. Dacia, the leader of affordable individual mobility unveils the new Spring, from 15th April. Deliveries of this cheap electric car won’t start before next autumn but we have already tested it for you! The Renault- Nissan Alliance definitely knows …

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