Drive it!: The Motor Magazine

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Sport compacts are making a comeback. Whether newcomers, like Hyundai's i30N, or long-standing favorites, like VW's Golf GTI, they all face stiff competition from the likes of the Ford Focus ST. The 4th generation hot hatch was launched in 2019.
New models just keep coming for the SUV segment. One of the latest is the Citroën C5 Aircross. To stand out from the crowd, Citroën put its own spin on convention. The C5 Aircross' main selling points are design and comfort.
A dream is born - the BMW M850i convertible. Infotainment flagship - the Opel Insignia Sports Tourer; Get loud with the SEAT Ibiza Beats, Sports classic - the 'People's Porsche' 924
The BMW 8 series now has a dream convertible to go along with its similarly beautiful coupe. The M850i is powered by a 4.4 liter V8 turbocharged gasoline engine which delivers 390 kW of power. It sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds.
The Insignia is Opel's flagship model and the first to be equipped with the latest-generation infotainment system. The big draw is a touchscreen up to 8 inches in size. We check out an Insignia with the top-of-the-line Multimedia Navi Pro system.
SEAT has developed a special Ibiza model with the premium BeatsAudio sound system. It boasts a 300 W amplifier with eight channels, a digital signal processor and seven high-end speakers. This car not only has great sound, but nifty design details.
We test Nissan's urban crossover Qashqai in the second highest trim level "Tekna". With an opulent infotainment system and black leather seats, it offers a certain level of luxury. But how does it shape up on the road?
After VW bailed out of a joint project in the 1970s, Porsche developed the 924 by itself. It was its first front-engine, rear-wheel-drive car. Dubbed the "People's Porsche", it became one of the biggest-selling sports cars in history.
The Opel Olympia was a technological trend-setter back in the 1930s. It made Opel the first German carmaker to build 100,000 models a year. Its exterior hides a modern chassis and engine.
Driving in tough conditions takes courage and a sense for safety. The Arvidsjauer region of Sweden has frozen lakes that provide perfect conditions for taking VW’s Arteon out for a test spin.
The Hilux is part of Toyota's 50-year history on the pickup market. More than 18 million of the world's most popular pickup truck have been sold. The 8th generation Hilux has been given a facelift.
A McLaren marked with an LT has been stripped down to its bare bones. The 600LT Spider is the lightest car in its class. The uncompromising development aim was reducing its weight by 90 kg.
Drive It! presents: SUVs for any kind of terrain, a radical new racing car that takes no prisoners, and a classic car that's gone down in automotive history.
The Tarraco is Seat's SUV flagship. It shares a platform chassis with the VW Tiguan Allspace and the Škoda Kodiaq. Drive It! tested the Tarraco on snow and sand.
The latest trends in tuning and the newest electric and hybrid-drive cars: Drive it! covers the contrasts of the automotive world.
Drive it! looks at a British legend, perennial favorites from Asia and an upscale city car from Germany.
Untamed wilderness, unforgettable good times and lots of challenges: that was the 2019 Land Rover Experience Tour. This year’s off-road tour started in Namibia and finished in the Kavango Zambezi Park, the world's largest cross-border nature reserve.
The 4th generation of the Mazda 3 stays true to the plain but stylish Kodo design language. It's coming to showrooms with a choice of a 2-liter gasoline engine or a 1.8-liter diesel. A mild hybrid system is standard for both.
The e-Tron, presented in late 2018, was Audi's first all-electric-powered vehicle. Now, Audi has rolled out a 2nd electric model: another SUV, but with coupé body contours. A 300-kW output gives the e-tron Sportback a range of up to 446 kilometers.
Essen's fairground halls welcomed auto tuning fans for the 2019 edition of the annual Essen Motor Show - the 52nd. More than 500 exhibitors and over 300,000 fair-goers took the opportunity to exchange ideas on the latest car customization trends.
After 3 years on the road, the Toyota C-HR, short for Coupé-High-Rider, has had a facelift. Its distinctive angular design language seems to have found its fans, and its 1st generation rapidly became a bestseller.
A US auto show yields to the age of electricity, we rough it with a genuine cross-country vehicle and, in Barcelona, the Smart City Expo looks at ways to get around town easier and faster.
The LA Auto Show is just over. And E-mobility is the topic in Tinseltown. Not even the land of V8 engines and pickups can afford to ignore it. For carmakers it's a balancing act between present and future.
A decision to buy an SUV is not usually based on logic. Who really needs high ground clearance and off-road capability? It’s more about adventure – and looks. Audi now has a sporty, aggressive option in its range: The Q3 Sportback.
The Smart City Expo World Congress has been held in Barcelona. The goal was to change urban mobility while improving quality of life and reducing the environmental footprint - with concepts that combine technical, economic and social innovation.
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DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Podcast Status
Nov 29th, 2016
Latest Episode
Dec 31st, 2019
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