1.I am looking to buy a new SUV, which one should I choose?
Widely acclaimed by motorists, SUVs top sales in France. The Volkswagen group is well represented by the T-Roc, the Tiguan and the Touareg. In a more upscale version, Audi presents its “Q” range with ever more luxurious finishes and the Skoda Kodiaq remains one of the best urban SUVs with an assertive style. Among the “premium” models, the competition is fierce with, in particular, the BMW X1, the Lexus RX, the Alfa Romeo Tonale or the Maserati Grecale. A true best-seller, the KIA Sportage surprises with its unique design, interior and technologies. Beyond a bold style, the Opel Mokka stands out thanks to a concentration of top-of-the-range technology and dynamic and efficient engines.
2.Which used SUV to choose?
Whatever the segments, the success of SUVs is undeniable. Especially on the second hand market! A good solution to save several thousand euros compared to the price of new. The Renault Captur – second or current generation – is positioned favorably alongside the affordable Ford Puma. Among the all-rounders, the Dacia Duster II and the Citroën C4 Cactus I. In the category of family cars, we are heading towards the unavoidable Peugeot 3008 II, star of the market, the comfortable Citroën C5 Aircross and the pleasant Nissan Juke which combines performance and efficiency. Without forgetting in hybrid version, the Toyota Rav4, 4th generation. Finally, if you are looking for a large used 7-seater SUV, you can get a good deal by opting for the Hyundai Santa-Fe and the 3rd generation Kia Sorento, as well as the old Audi Q7.
3. Which electric car to choose for less than 20,000 euros?
For this type of budget, opt for a beautiful city car. The new electric Fiat 500 still seduces with its beautiful Italian look. Comfortable and versatile, it has a range that varies from 185 to 330 kilometers depending on the model. The Volkswagen e-up! and the Renault Twingo Electric have great roominess and great agility in town. Did you know that it is possible to buy a new car in France from 10,990 euros? The Dacia Spring offers unrivaled value for money on the market! If you plan to buy a new electric car for less than 20,000 euros, the ecological bonus of 6,000 euros put in place by the government will allow you to make more savings.
4.Which car should I buy if I want to switch to bioethanol-E85?
With an average price of €0.78 per litre, E85 biofuel is on the rise. Among the many advantages of this biofuel, its very advantageous price at the pump. But not only. Reduced emissions, a cheaper or even free vehicle registration document in certain regions or perfect compatibility with other fuels (SP 95 or E10) make it a good car to invest in. If the offer is still very limited on the new market, Ford is one of the rare manufacturers to offer several models running on E85: Ford Puma EcoBoost and EcoBoost Hybrid, Ford Fiesta EcoBoost, Ford Focus EcoBoost mHEV, Ford Kuga FHEV and Ford Transit Connect Flexifuel E85. The Jaguar Land Rover group also markets vehicles compatible with E85 bioethanol such as the Land Rover Discovery Sport FlexFuel and the Range Rover Evoque FlexFuel Hybrid. Finally, at Jaguar, the E-Pace is the only model to be offered with an engine compatible with E85 bioethanol. Although rare, you can find a few cars on the second-hand market.
5.I’m looking for a top-of-the-range car, what are the trendiest models?
At Mercedes, the S class remains a safe bet in the range of luxury cars. As elegant as one could wish, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class redefines ultimate luxury by making excellence shine. On the side of the brand with the four rings, the Audi R8 does not go unnoticed on the road with its recognizable hoarse purr. Impressive with its athletic lines, this supercar is known for offering great driving comfort. As for the range of BMW, it also includes many models. From the 1 Series to the X7 SUV, including minivans, sedans and station wagons, the propeller brand covers all segments of the premium range. If the innovative physics make the 6GT series an atypical luxury car, the BMW 7 series makes it one of the best limousines in the world. A car that we do not hesitate to describe as fabulous, with a very rich range of engines.
6.Towards which car without a license should I turn?
Long neglected, license-free cars have been gaining popularity in recent years. It must be said that it is a growing market, especially among teenagers who see in these cars without a license a pleasant and safer means of transport than a scooter. Refined finishes, sporty and connected equipment, the small Ligier JS50 sedan will certainly fall in love with you. The Microcar Dué is an over-equipped, practical and elegant city car. On the electrical side, the Citroën Ami has very good arguments. With its minimalist design, it offers an affordable price and offers a very good autonomy: up to 75 kilometers. The Renault Twizy, with its atypical design, wins points thanks to its autonomy which can easily reach 100 kilometres.
7.What’s new from automakers this year?
Car manufacturers are planning some great new features at the end of the year, starting next month at the Paris Motor Show. We already know that with its new SUV-Coupé look and its more receding roof line, the Citroën C4 X will be one of the most dynamic models in the range. The Peugeot 408 will surprise everyone by taking the form of a raised sedan with a fastback line reminiscent of the style of coupe SUVs. Dynamic and chic, the new DS 7 seduces with its elegant lines and its plug-in hybrid engine. Jeep presents for the first time an electric SUV, the Jeep Avenger, whose autonomy could reach 400 kilometers.
A great replacement for the Kadjar, Renault’s new Austral SUV is one of the events of the year for the diamond brand. This family adventurer inaugurates an “Alpine spirit” finish which gives it an even more chic and sporty look! Renault will also unveil a reinterpretation of the iconic Renault 4L, a concept car that will give a taste of the future 100% electric model, which will be released after the new R5. The latter must replace the mythical ZOE. The Dacia Sandero and Jogger benefit from a restyling and a new visual identity, in particular through a new logo. Finally, for Volkswagen, 2023 will be busy! No less than 5 novelties are on the program: the Volkswagen IDBuzz, the third generation of Tiguan, the large electric sedan ID 7, the Passat SW station wagon and the restyled Golf 8.
Whether you are a sedan, crossover, station wagon, utility or coupé cabriolet, do not hesitate to go to new and used car show in Fréjus! The dealers of the region invite you to meet there to present their new products, but also to guide you in the choice of your used car. With, of course, electric and hybrid cars, essential at the moment!
Date: from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September – from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Fréjus Nature Base