2019 Automotive innovations already under test


Audi e-tron

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Required alphabetically, the first novelty of our file is not the most sensible of the year: 408 ch, 2.5 t on the seesaw and € 82 600 in the starting price. This is the price you have to afford for the e-tron, the first model of 100% electric Audi … and the first model series can be equipped with cameras as an external retro. An SUV of the future that will end up in concessions at the end of February 2019.

BMW 3 Series

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Powered by the SUV, the classic family did not say their last word. The new BMW 3 Series is the proof: larger, but lighter, more comfortable, but more dynamic, it eliminates most of the predecessor's mistakes. Fans of 6 cylinders, however, climb on the expensive M340i (launched two months after the second series in May) to enjoy a classy sound. While waiting for his Majesty M3 …

BMW Z4

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Introduced in March 2019, the new BMW Z4 Roadster was already in November 2018 in a state-of-the-art M40i in the hands of our testers, which did not leave him indifferent: 6-cylinder turbo, 340 hp! However, this is not the only interest of this generation, which is very different from the previous one: atypical front, soft top instead of rigid roof and split bottom with the future Toyota Supra.

Citroën C5 Aircross

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From January 2019 Citroën will finally have a family SUV built on the outstanding platform of the Peugeot 3008. The C5 Aircross adds "home" suspension, enhanced rear-end modularity and a design that matches the latest productions of the Cherry brand on the rafters? It's a bit cheaper than the Peugeot, which already compares …

Cupra Ateca

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Cupra, formerly the sporty claw of Seat, becomes its own brand. His first model? The Ateca compact SUV has grafted the 2.0 TSI with 300 hp, which brings him in just 5.2 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h. Four-wheel drive, DSG transmission, piloted suspension, this versatile Ateca proves, however, that the Cupra company has only the sport on the lips. A pleasant cocktail that you can enjoy from January.

Honda CR-V Hybrid

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When the fifth generation of the CR-V occupies Honda dealerships since October 2018, the hybrid version will not be available until February. In 2019, the "real" commercial launch of the new CR-V, the brand that hopes to sell 2,750 units in the hybrid engine this year, compared to 250 in gasoline only (Read our essay). Non-chargeable, 4×2 or 4×4, sober, inviting and comfortable. This electrified CR-V is the direct (and unique!) Competitor to the new Toyota RAV4 hybrid, which was launched in the spring. The game promises to be exciting.

Kia continues

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Kia Proceed is a three-door version of Cee's since 2008 and is changing its philosophy today. It is much longer than the five-door Ceed (4.60 m or 29 cm more, like the Ceed SW) and assumes a hunting-inspired hunting break with low flag, arched side window and tilted tailgate. An unexpected but pleasant business card that places her in front of a Peugeot 508 SW, another "stylish" station wagon on the market (see below).

Lexus UX 250h

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The new hybrid SUV was tried in the summer of 2018, but only launched in January 2019 on the market. He comes from the Toyota CH-R. Blazon Lexus calls, he hides his pedigree well: 4.50 m long (instead of 4.36 m), 178 hp cumulative power (against 122 hp), all-wheel drive possible, touchscreen 10.3 & # 39; & # 39; and Mark the Levinson audio system at a high level … The price follows the same slope. Not habitable, tight or consumable, remained reasonable.

Mercedes class B

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Mercedes Class B 2019 front panel

Buried for SUVs, compact MPVs? Not at Mercedes, which offers its Class B a standard third generation: sedan-floor clearance, cubic profile, inviting and adjustable trunk, sliding seat (also not available at the launch of the model in March 2019). The B-Class is still converting to the famous giant screens of the optional Class A and is becoming more dynamic on the road. But the prices are still salty …

Mercedes GLE

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The august SUV GLE is introduced at the same time as the B-Class and is not quite in the same field: 4.92 m long, 7 seats possible, all-wheel drive, optional E-Active Body Control (version 450) gasoline), the box to the Support can tilt inside … What the latest BMW X5 (Read our essay), another high-end SUV that has been on the market since November 2018.

Peugeot 508 SW

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The 508 Estate Station enters concessions in January 2019, just four months after the sedan (Read our Buying Guide). How she loses the 508 SW inch3 on board, but still offers a more spacious trunk and a better roof protection at the rear. Especially in the 225 hp GT version, it takes care of style, technological features and driving pleasure. Thanks to these new qualities, he was also able to look after another high-quality vehicle: the Volvo V60.

Seat Tarraco

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After the compact Ateca and city dweller Arona, Seat pulls his third family-carved SUV: the Tarraco. It was launched in February 2019 and restores the qualities of its cousins ​​Skoda (Kodiaq) and Volkswagen (Tiguan Allspace) in terms of rear space, modularity and trunk volume, and renews the option of the seven-seat. It adds a more modern dashboard and a more dynamic style that anticipates the future Seat. The Peugeot 5008 is worried …

Tesla model 3

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Almost three years passed between the presentation of the Tesla Model 3 and its first delivery in France, which was announced for February 2019. Long waits for the admirers of the brand, which are affected by the price and size of Model S and Model X itself at 4.64 m in length and € 59,500 base price (see prices and autonomies) the model 3 is not an electrical "for all". His performances confirm it …

Toyota Corolla

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Before testing the final version in February 2019 (one month before the commercial launch), our testers could take control of a pre-series from Corolla. As heir to the Auris, the new Corolla is sold exclusively in a hybrid version with two cumulative output levels: 122 hp or 180 hp. Which reinforces the versatility of this compact, which promised success in the saloon in June 2019 in the "successful" phase.

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