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Nissan Leaf model year 2020

Nissan Leaf e + TEKNA 2020 test

The Nissan Leaf is one of the best-selling electric cars in the world. The motto of the most powerful version with the model suffix "e +" is characterized by the attributes faster (0-160 km / h in 6,8 seconds), higher (160 kW / 217 PS engine) and further (range up to 500 km) the end. For years, the previous model has been used frequently in the city area due to its acceptable range. In the current, completely revised version "e +", there is a plus of a very sporty driving style and a significant increase in range compared to the basic models.

Smart EQ for two Brabus Style

Smart EQ fortwo Brabus Style - the compact city stromer

At the time of the test, the advertising campaign for the last Smart versions with combustion engines was still running. While the last conventional models are still on sale, we are testing the future Smart for the first trips. The demand for the compact Stromer remains high, the waiting times for buyers can be up to a year at local dealerships in Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg, depending on the equipment variant. With the facelift in spring 2020, the Smart will continue to establish itself as a compact, emission-free city runabout. We take a look at the concept and gimmicks of the popular two-seater model.

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Suzuki Vitara - a pioneer among SUVs

Just in time for its 30th birthday, the new compact SUV appeared with a modern design and enhanced safety equipment. The upgraded facelift model has been available in Germany since autumn 2018. Since its market launch in 1988, it has been a popular compact SUV, which is being sent into the future with its features from then and some innovations.

2.0 Subaru BRZ

Subaru BRZ - the sports car for purists

One of the last purely compact sports cars is the Subaru BRZ with the typical two-liter four-cylinder boxer engine as a naturally aspirated engine.

Suzuki Swift Mild Hybrid

Practical test of the Suzuki Swift mild hybrid system, model year 2019

With the Swift, Suzuki has had one of the best-selling models in its portfolio for many years. For the current version it has been completely renewed and scores as a lightweight in the small car segment with an empty weight of 950 kg in the basic version. Suzuki also uses the mild hybrid variant with a 48-volt system for its conventional models. The Swift we tested is powered by a three-cylinder engine as a mild hybrid version. In the portrait we present the essential details and test it intensively under summer conditions.

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Practical test of the Toyota Yaris Hybrid 2018

Toyota has been using full hybrid cars in the motor vehicle sector since 1997 and, due to the increasing discussion about exhaust emissions, can increase the number of registrations in Germany by 13 percent compared to the previous year, according to KBA. Last year the new version was presented as a hybrid variant. But how does the hybrid drive behave in the smaller vehicle format of the Toyota Yaris? We test the current variant for practicality.

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