We drove the Renault Talisman dCi130: the magic of French style and refinement…

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Renault has chosen a very fitting name for its top of the range limousine, which has very impressive panache and style, thanks to the masterful hand of exterior designer Alexis Martot. The proportions and volumes of this sleek limousine are timelessly pleasing, and have a certain magic about them which the big Renault sedans have missed for a long time. But it is all back now, and like the mythical pre-war Reinastella’s, our Talisman test car came in a gleaming black livery… “Etoilé Black”, it is now called here.

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Editorial – we are expanding with this new “autoprova” site

 

Autoprova expands…

 

Over the last weeks, we have been expanding our scope, to cover for you all the interesting news and developments of this automotive world.

The first step is that we have opened here this new, second website, www.autoprova.be, where you will find from now on all the latest news and car tests, next to our former site, autoprova.net

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Throughout the years, we have indeed build up a vast amount of information, which remains at your disposal, and continues to be available for viewing on our site www.autoprova.net. In the reports on our new site autoprova.be we will therefore frequently link you to our earlier site, autoprova.net.

The new site autoprova.be is under further development, so you can expect soon many more categories and items here!

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In the meantime we would suggest, keep from now on two sites on your browser shortlist, autoprova.net and this new site, autoprova.be.

The new site will be also more interactive and therefore we look forward to your reactions and comments!

Hans Knol ten Bensel

 

 

We drove the Lexus RX 450h: reaching perfection in hybrid Four Wheel Drive…

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This new Lexus RX 450h reaches new heights in subtle smoothness, power and driving dynamics, and also pleases with very bold, contemporary angular looks. Its daring proportions really turn heads, but otherwise it remains a true Lexus: offering its happy passengers a very smooth, civilized ride, soothing and relaxing, vibrationless and (almost) silent. Easy to drive, handle, full of useful accessories and loaded with well thought out driving helps. Life is truly grand in a Lexus. This is what the RX450 h shows here again…

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We drove the VW Touran Highline 1.2 TSI BlueMotion Technology 81 kW (110 HP): your whispering spaceship…

Volkswagen TouranVolkswagen has introduced the latest generation of its best selling Touran at the Frankfurt show last year, and needless to say that we were eagerly awaiting a test drive of this (very)important car. We drive here for you the very smooth 1,2 liter TSI version, coupled to the manual 6 speed transmission. It adds indeed much mechanical refinement to this spacious people carrier, which displays amply the “savoir faire” of the VW group in making truly outstanding (passenger) cars. Just read on…

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