The fifth generation of the Subaru Forester combines a traditional vehicle concept with the EyeSight emergency braking system and a variety of driver assistance systems. The mild hybrid variant e-Boxer achieves the current Euro 6d emissions standard with the renewed emission control. The off-road station wagon reveals its all-wheel drive qualities in the test.
Jeep Renegade 1.5 GSE 48V mild hybrid on test. Since 2018, Jeep has provided the new-generation Renegade with a significant update and has been offering a current engine with a mild hybrid system since spring 2022. While Jeep started out with large-volume 3- or 4-liter engines in the past, the current focus is on downsizing in the engine segment and electrification will probably take place in the near future.
The sixth generation Swift has been on sale in Europe since 2017. With the use of a new platform, on which the Suzuki Baleno is based in a modified form, the weight could be reduced to 1.095 kg for the sports version. The rear door handles of the exclusively five-door vehicle are now located next to the C-pillar, the front grille is more emphasized. Due to the stricter European emission values, the manufacturer is currently relying on the mild hybrid version with a 48-volt system for sports. The Swift we tested is powered by a four-cylinder engine with direct injection as a mild hybrid version. Are the sporting values convincing?
combined with a mild hybrid system. The Impreza is a compact all-wheel drive vehicle that shows its virtues off-road.
While the panda has been enjoying an uninterrupted boom in Italy for years, the Fiat 500 is much more popular in Germany. With the revised City Cross with the new inlays in the aprons and the emphasis on the mini SUV, new customers are to be won. A look at the details.
The Vitara has been part of the universally usable SUV, which is designed for everyday use and off-road use, since 1988. The fourth generation of the on- and off-roader can now be found on the streets with a facelift from 2018. As with all manufacturers, Suzuki relies on downsizing and mild hybrid technology for all car models to reduce exhaust emissions in conventional gasoline engines.