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Test Drive: Renault Captur 0.9 – TCe 90 – fast review

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 : After we’ve tested almost all Renault Captur models, we decided to check out the 3-cylinder engine - 898 cc 66kw (90 hp) model. Why we’ve tested all Captur models? This mini-crossover managed to rank third in the European small crossover segment for 2013. It was a ...
Test Drive Fiat 500L Living – Review

Monday, February 17th, 2014 : Who ever thought in 2007, when Fiat unveiled the new 500 citycar that the Italian automaker will ever build a seven-seater 500 model. Clearly, nobody. A super-sized 500 mammoth? No way! But … actually, at the end of the day we were all wrong. Fiat presented the 500L ...
Test Drive Fiat 500L Trekking – Review

Friday, February 7th, 2014 : Fiat had a great success back in the 60’s with the 500 model. It was cheap, practical and equipped with a 479 cmc petrol engine – that’s why it was called 500. Probably it was the first real city car. But today 500 is changed. We ...
Test Drive Hyundai Veloster Turbo – Review

Saturday, January 11th, 2014 : It’s called Veloster, a combination of velocity and roadster, and evokes the sporty characteristics of a sporty two-plus-two. Unveiled for the first time at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show (non-turbo) and a year later, at the same auto show in Turbo form, this is a very ...
Test drive:  Renault Fluence 1.6 dCi 130 HP

Friday, January 10th, 2014 : After the facelift recently operated on the Fluence sedan we took out for a spin the petrol model equipped with the CVT transmission. Now it’s time to see what the model feels like in the more conventional diesel-manual transmission configuration. We did that with a ...
Test Drive: Dacia Dokker Laureate dCi 90

Sunday, December 29th, 2013 : The Dacia Dokker has been in production ever since last year (2012) and since it has been so well received by most markets across Europe and North Africa, we have decided to go for a spin in one. Engine and Transmission Dacia is offering the Dokker with ...
2013 Hyundai i40 Estate Review, Test Drive

Thursday, December 19th, 2013 : These days Hyundai is aiming to move upmarket by offering a comprehensive package at a price that is believed to be very competitive. True or not … we’re about to discover. The estate variant of the i40 was unveiled for the first time in 2011 at ...
Test drive: Dacia Logan MCV 1.5 dCi Laureate

Friday, December 13th, 2013 : Do you know Dacia? I’m actually pretty confident that even if you read this from a remote corner of the Earth you do know what I’m talking about. This is the power of globalization and particularly of Renault, which is behind the success story that ...
Test Drive: Mini Cooper S Paceman ALL4

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 : First was the Countryman, and now here it is: the new Paceman compact crossover. Yes, this is a Mini, but not that “mini” like the one built in the 60’s. It has about the same size as Hyundai Veloster and its only 9cm shorter than ...
Test Drive – 2014 BMW 5 Series Hybrid, ActiveHybrid5

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 : Inautonews tested the new 2014 BMW ActiveHybrid 5. Everything started in 2005 when BMW joined with General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, and Chrysler to develop a set of hybrid vehicle technologies. This way the X6 Hybrid was born … BMW’s first hybrid vehicle. But no one was really ...