We drove the Hyundai Grand Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi: a stunning SUV flagship from the orient…

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Impressive. That’s how one can best describe this Hyundai. Earning very high marks in style and engineering, in mechanical refinement and perfection, in roominess, finish and build quality.

We drove this Grand Santa Fe in the top Executive Version, equipped with the Safety Pack, giving you all the electronic assistance you would ever wish for to help you drive safely to your destination.

A very relaxing and rewarding experience, just read further…

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We drove the MINI Cooper Convertible: truly grand open air pleasure…

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The Mini has stolen our heart, and indeed we just love all versions of it. It has all the good qualities of the original, and thanks to the superb engineering virtually none of the drawbacks and idiosyncrasies. Needless to say that in this late summer hot weather we were delighted to spend some time behind the wheel of the open version, the latest generation being launched in March this year. This time we tested it in the Cooper version….

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We drove the Nissan Navara 2.3 dCi 190 HP Double Cab Tekna: a car for all seasons…

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We were already quite impressed by the Navara at its presentation, and understandably we were  looking forward to a more extensive test of this versatile performer.

Indeed, the Navara truly delivered, and proved to be everything it was meant to be. An outstanding, well balanced, roomy and sturdy pick up, with very impressive performance combined with excellent economy and last but not least lots of style and mechanical refinement.

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The Mercedes House in Brussels transformed into Smart City store…

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by @Philippe Wuyts Photography

One has to go with the times. And our cities want to become havens of smart mobility. Major car manufacturers are following the trend, or, rather, leading it. As does the oldest car manufacturer in the world for decades now with its Smart.

Therefore it is only fitting that Mercedes-Benz Belgium Luxembourg transforms its iconic Mercedes House into a Smart City pop-up store.

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A clever shock absorber system from Audi saves fuel and increases comfort…

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Electromechanical rotary damper, working on the rear wheels…

There is a lot of news coming from Audi: not only have they introduced recently the new Q2 and A5 range, of which we will soon tell you more, but they a also coming up with very interesting technologies. This time, they focused on the suspension front. Indeed, everybody knows that a lot of kinetic energy is being lost by the suspension of a car. So it was written in the stars that someone would come with a new technology to convert this into electric energy…

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A Sporting Grand Tour with the Skoda Octavia Combi RS 184 HP 2.0 CRTDI DSG6 4X4.

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Skoda was literally very much in the picture in the Tour de France. When we had the occasion to make our own trip through the French “Hexagone” behind the stylish three spoked wheel of this sporting Skoda, you can understand we were looking forward to a delightful motoring experience,

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Needless to say that on the road to the French Midi we took the Skoda through its paces on an iconic “col” of the Tour de France, the Grand Ballon d’Alsace… here we drive over the finish line at the top!

enjoying the engineering excellence and the fine sporting tradition of the brand, thanks to the dynamic PR team of Skoda Import Belgium. Just read on!

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The new Porsche Panamera: the very quintessence of a sporting sedan

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There are cars which mark their epoch. Such a car is the Porsche Panamera. There is simply no sedan in the world which embodies in such a superb manner sportiness, pur-sang styling and performance than this sleek and imposing sedan.

It takes courage to change this winning combination. But the Porsche engineers and styling people took on this challenge.

The result is a further evolution of the iconic Panamera. A car to enjoy, just simply by looking at it. We therefore tell you here what’s new, and show you the pictures, for you already to enjoy, before we can tell you soon how this gem handles and drives… Just read on!

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Electric vehicles and the European energy grids, the story continues…

 

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 The first speaker on the conference was Eric Feunteun, Vice President Electric Vehicles Business Unit of Renault Nissan. He pointed out that electric vehicles are gaining market share, and rapidly so…

Indeed, EV’s and the European energy providers are going hand in hand towards an emission free mobility solution with clever distributed energy storage solutions.

Quite a mouthful, this paragraph.  But every element in it depicts indeed the way to go in the nearby future with our mobility. We attended an interesting Renault-Nissan alliance conference, where this brave new world was shown to us through a panel of significant speakers, at the latest edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week.

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Fiat Professional supports world championship motorcross…

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With its stunning looking “work hero”, the Fiat Fullback Pick Up, it is only fitting that Fiat Professional builds on the panache of this car to start up a title sponsoring programme for the FIM World Championship Motorcross MXGP, which takes place next weekend July 30 and 31 in Lommel. We just tell you a bit more here about the car…and the programme.

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Skoda is soon entering the large SUV segment with its KODIAQ

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ŠKODA is beginning its major SUV campaign with the ŠKODA KODIAQ. The 4.70-m-long SUV is a real all-rounder. It offers the largest boot capacity within its class. With the optional third row of seats, it has yet another unique selling point in the segment.

We show you here some camouflage photos with the car on the move… being tested prior to launch. It will be on sale at the beginning of 2017, we just te”ll you some more about this remarkable SUV…

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