CHALLENGE IN THE FAMILY – Same brand, same mechanics, different bodywork: on the one hand the classic five-door sedan on the other the crossover variant. Which do I choose? Our Buying Guide makes direct comparison 12 pairs of models of medium size, analyzing them in detail to evaluate each option, until identifying the fittings that, by engine and equipment, are the most correct. A few examples: BMW 1 Series or X? Hyundai i30 or Tucson? Peugeot 308 or 3008? Seat Leon or Ateca? To you the choice.
THREE “UNDER PRESS” CITIES – Speaking of crossover: the protagonists of ours supertestthere are three city car which in appearance are inspired by them, for example in the extensive plastic protections of the bodywork. These are Fiat Panda City Cross, Suzuki Ignis and Toyota Aygo, the first two light hybrids, the third only petrol (and fresh from its debut). The comparative test is accompanied by the performance and consumption measurements.
EUROPE IN ELECTRICITY – Are electric crossovers capable of coping with long journeys? To verify this, we have addressed further 4000 kilometers driving a Kia EV6 77 kWh Air, touching four European capitals (Rome, Vienna, Berlin and Paris). A demanding challenge, which ended in Milan (the Italian capital of design) and was successfully overcome: as well as in the newspaper, we tell it in the many videos that we are publishing these days on alvolante.it and through our social channels.
THE TESTS – This month under review by the center evidence from to the steering wheel there is the new Renault Mégane E-Tech: it is a medium sedan with a crossover look, and is offered only as “full electric”. In the EV60 Iconic set-up it proved to be snappy and endowed with a good autonomy. The other cars entrusted to our testers offer a wide range of power supplies: from the small, peppery, but not very thirsty, Seat Arona crossover with the 150 HP 1.5 petrol engine, to the sophisticated Mercedes A180 d with the 116 HP 2.0 diesel fleet, which has far exceeded the average of 20 km / l. Then, two hybrids: the practical and comfortable 131 HP Fiat Tipo Station Wagon 1.5 Hybrid and the 224 HP Citroën C5 X 1.6 Hybrid maxi plug-in sedan, as original in look as it is welcoming in the cockpit.
AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVE – The section reserved for the premieres is rich in the new issue driving impressions of the latest news. Here too, crossover protagonists: these are the renewed Citroën C5 Aircross with the 131 HP 1.2 petrol engine, the small 81 HP LPG Hyundai Bayon and the bZ4X, Toyota’s first electric, which we tested in the 218 HP 4×4 variant. And there is also the full hybrid version (with 143 HP) of the Nissan Juke. For those who like sedans, there are two “full” hybrids: the latest edition of the Honda Civic and the updated Toyota Corolla, respectively with 184 and 140 HP. In addition, the Limo: a large 160hp sedan that is the first model from Mobilize, Renault’s rental-only electric vehicle brand.
A DANCE FOR SEVEN BULLS – We write about supercars in the area of the “AAuto from Dream”, Which is dedicated to seven of the rarest Lamborghinis because they are produced in small series or even in a single piece. All equipped with exuberant 12-cylinder engines, they are true collector’s items: among these, the re-edition of a legend like the Countach and some very sporty ones that marked a turning point in the history of the Sant’Agata Bolognese house, such as the Siàn, the first Hybrid “Lambo”.
RENT YES, RENT NO – The long-term rental for private individuals was directly compared with the installment purchase, in a‘investigation who sifts through the estimates (obtained by visiting seven salons of the same number of brands) which clearly brings out all the numbers that really matter: monthly amounts, number of installments or fees, possible advance, maxirata, additional services. Which of the two formulas is more convenient, only you readers can say, according to your needs.
ADVICE FOR THE USED – If, however, you intend to buy it second-hand, here is the handbook with all the tips to avoid making mistakes. Where to look from the right used (web? ads? dealerships?) to the checks to be carried out before the purchase, from the clues that suggest giving up the negotiation to checking the documents.
KM ZERO AND PRICE LISTS – Spending your money in the best possible way, especially these days, is important. So, take a look at the pages of zero km: this month we recommend 889 units, with discounts from 10% to 35%. The Eurotax quotations of 2000 used models are also useful, whether you want to sell a second-hand car or you want to buy it. But if there is a brand new car in your wishes, there are 7356 versions featured in the list from to the steering wheel: with photos, reviews, suggestions and all prices (even those of the options).