Fans of the Opel Astra can now indulge in the youngest member of the compact-class station-wagon generation. The „Sports Tourer“ continues a tradition that began with the very first Kadett in the early 1960s.
The Seat Alhambra has been popular with price-conscious families and business travelers for years. They value the car’s spacious and modifiable interior. For our test, we’ve selected the least powerful Alhambra model. The 1-point-4 liter TSI has a mere 110-kilowatt output but uses only 6-point-4 litres per 100 kilometres, according to Seat. Additionally, this Alhambra comes with the „Style Plus“ feature package.
Cross an SUV with a small truck, says car tester Sascha Knapp, and you get a pickup. In the past, that hasn’t really been an option for most Europeans. To change that, Nissan has made the newest generation of the Navara more comfortable and more suitable for families.
Anyone who’s taken even a few taxi rides in Germany is sure to have ridden in an E-class Mercedes. As the taxi driver’s favorite model, a good many of the more than 13 Mmillion E-classes that Mercedes has sold to date have served as cabs. They have a reputation as highly robust. Some are even said to have clocked up 700-thousand kilometers or more.
Following its new generation A4 sedan and station wagon, this summer Audi will release the second generation of its popular Allroad quattro. For the new A4 Allroad, Audi did more than raise the Standard Avant a few centimeters.
The base model Cactus has a curbweight of just 1040 kilos — 200 less than Citroen’s C4 compact. To shed weight, the carmaker’s engineers trimmed down the platform and did without some extra equipment. The C4 Cactus has a starting price of just under 14-thousand Euros, though our test car with a 60 kilowatt engine sells for around 16-thousand five hundred.
The new Prius boasts an entirely redeveloped 1-point-8 liter gasoline engine with an output of 72 kilowatts. In combination with the hybrid system, net power is 90 kilowatts. Top speed is 180 kilometers of hour. According to Toyota, fuel consumption is three liters over 100 kilometers.
It’s proved to be the ultimate bestseller. The Opel Corsa has been on sale for 34 years. In that time, four generations of the Corsa have come and gone, with over 12.4 million vehicles sold. The fifth generation is now on the market, and our man Emmanuel Schäfer is about to take one for a spin.
The new edition of the Kalina station wagon is intended to give Russian carmaker Lada a foothold in the European station wagon segment.
And on the PRICE front, it’s certainly making an impact.
It’s like when an older relative came to visit, pinched your cheek and said ‚My, how you’ve grown!‘. They noticed the difference, even if you didn’t. Over the years the original 3-door Mini has grown up and gotten bigger too — almost unnoticed.