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Nissan Qashqai e-POWER Tekna+

Full hybrid Nissan Qashqai e-POWER Tekna+ in winter test

With the expiry of the premiums for plug-in hybrids, the full hybrid variants are not only becoming more interesting in terms of the purchase price. So it's no wonder that the manufacturers are adding a few nuances to the full hybrid theme. The new Qashqai and X-Trail as "e-Power" versions rely on the drive via the electric motor. Electricity is produced continuously via a three-cylinder turbo petrol engine, which continuously charges the drive battery. Is the surcharge worth it compared to the pure combustion engine?

Mazda MX-30 and Indian Summer 2022

Mazda MX-30 e Makoto in Indian Summer

The MX-30 has its own cross-over charm with individual features. While the interior is compact, it has a few distinctive highlights on the exterior with a pleasing front end and a sloping rear roofline. There are probably only a handful of cars with counter-opening, sunken doors. Here, too, the MX-30 sets an accent. In the meantime there have also been a few updates regarding shorter loading times.

Lexus UX300e

Lexus UX 300e – The entry-level model under test

In the coming years, Toyota will focus on hybrid drive concepts in the luxury class and new electric cars with the Lexus brand. The massive Diabolo radiator grille has become a clear trademark in the luxury segment. The UX 300e is the entry-level model for electric mobility.

Honda Jazz full hybrid 2021

Prasixtest Honda Jazz full hybrid

The Japanese compact car Honda Jazz is currently in its fifth generation since 1991. The Jazz has also been sold in Germany since 2002 and became a Honda bestseller in the first few years. The new self-charging electric hybrid is equipped with the hybrid system i-MMD (intelligent multi mode drive). In the current version, the body has become noticeably more rounded and has been given clearer contours with the new front. For the starting price of 22.250 euros, Honda relies on a comparatively high level of technical equipment and low CO2 values ​​in everyday life. During the test, we focused on suitability for everyday use.

Mercedes EQA 250

Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 - appetizer for emission-free mobility

For the next few years, Mercedes is planning a big leap towards electromobility, promised significant changes with regard to new platforms and complete electrification of the car fleet before 2030. This means that the ambitious schedule is currently ahead of the competition from traditional manufacturers. On the way there, there will already be some new appetizers to discover at the IAA 2021. The story of electromobility at Mercedes Benz begins at the beginning of the 20th century.

Golf GTE 2022 test

Golf 8 GTE 2022 - Great Transformer?

The exterior of the new generation of the Golf 8 is only slightly renewed, but the inner values ​​reveal an interesting driving experience with a completely new technical concept and a digitized cockpit. With the current disruptions in the vehicle market, the revolutionary external conditions caused by the global corona pandemic and the resulting changing world of work, the transformed Golf from the last century is currently still one of the few constants in the automotive world.

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