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Top and flop - the good and bad car news of week 41 (2023) -

Friday afternoon, half past four. Computer off, the weekend has started. At we look back on a week in which we received happy news about two Japanese sports cars and we finally said goodbye to an affordable German hatchback. Good news, bad news, top and flop.

+ Top - Mazda MX-5 will stay for a while

With the current electrification of the vehicle fleet, we are passionate about light, pure roadsters such as the Mazda MX-5. Luckily he will stay for a while, because... In Japan the MX-5 recently received a facelift. It is expected that this improved and slightly smoother version will also come to Europe. We can not wait!

+ Top - Revolutionary invention makes EVs lighter and cheaper, and takes them 200 km further

Continental is not only concerned with tires, but also with braking systems. Together with start-up DeepDrive, Continental expects to soon have a wheel motor with a built-in brake ready for production. That would a revolution for electric cars can usher in.

+ Top - The return of Toyota youth sentiment

Most volume brands have long since thrown their sports cars into the trash. But not Toyota. The brand even has two, the Toyota GR Supra and the Toyota GR86. And
perhaps a third sporty Toyota will be added.


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- Flop - New BMW X2 and iX2: wrong design, high price

The BMW X2 will soon have to make way for its successor. Unfortunately, the new X2 has been given the looks of the monstrous X6. Also a pity: the electric iX2 targets the Tesla Model Y, but BMW encounters a serious problem.

- Flop - Definitely over and out for Volkswagen Up

In the Netherlands, the Volkswagen Up had disappeared from the price lists since January, but now the curtain will finally fall worldwide. The Volkswagen factory in Bratislava will build the last Up at the end of October. A blessing in disguise: new Ups are still for sale from stock in the Netherlands. And otherwise it will be a much more expensive Polo...

- Flop - Cheap production process makes damage repair unaffordable

After Tesla and Hyundai, Toyota is also experimenting with gigacasting. It sounds smart and simple: you no longer make dozens of small, separate parts and then weld them together. No, in its place there is a huge machine that spits out many parts as one complete construction. That is faster and cheaper and therefore lowers the price of the car. But there is also a major disadvantage for the consumer.

This post was last modified on October 13, 2023 2:42 pm


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