Alfa Romeo has brought out a new facelifted version of the Giulietta. It’s closely aligned to the styling of the flagship Giulia, with a more sporty look – especially at the front.
Skoda’s turned the RS into a real racer. Now, the new RS 230 comes with even more power. From the outside, only minor details give away the sedan’s sportiness.
Like the logos on the outside, most obviously.
The RS starts with the push of a button.
Designer Carlo Abarth — whose astrological sign was the scorpion — first began building small-displacement cars in 1949. Cars that struck fear into the big and mighty.
Robust, athletic, minimalistic, elegant — they’re all on hand. And so is Hyundai’s i20 Active crossover model. It’s based on the 5-door version of the standard i20. But the designers have given it a silver underride guard in the front and rear, and black plastic components on the sides for a look all its own.
The Kodiak is one of Alaska’s largest bear species. Skoda has named its newest model after it.
4-point-7 meters long, the Kodiaq is definitely large – bigger than the VW Tiguan or the Seat Ateca. The Kodiaq’s starting price is 6,000 euros higher than the Ateca’s, but it’s more than 30 cm longer.
This BMW „M4“ is a continuation of BMW’s legendary M sports vehicles. BMW began building these fiery racers some 30 years ago.
Now in its fifth installment, the new „M4“ is a stunner.
It comes with a carbon-fiber roof.
A real attention-getter.
McLaren’s entry-level Sport Series consists of three vehicles. The most inexpensive one, the 540C, costs a cool 160,000 Euros and was unveiled the same year as its big brother, the 570S. That model offers even better performance. The cars from this series are the first McLarens with mirrors for make-up and glove compartments. The youngest member of the family, the 570GT, is the most practical in everyday use.
The Toyota Avensis Touring Sports offers a choice of two gasoline and two diesel engines. We’re testing the most powerful diesel, with 2 liters displacement and 105 kilowatts of power. This engine accelerates the station wagon to 100 in 9-point-8 seconds. Top speed is 200 kilometers an hour.
The Passat GTE has two power plants: a 1-point-4-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor for a total system capacity of 160 kilowatts and a maximum torque of 400 newtonmeters. Four driving modes make the Passat energy-efficient, sporty or in-between.
Many people in Europe associate Mitsubishi with either cheap small cars or robust SUVs. We’re taking one of its CROSSOVER models out for a spin.
In Europe, the Outlander comes with a choice of two engines: a 2-point-2-liter diesel and a 2-liter gasoline unit. Both are available with optional all-wheel drive.