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Top and flop - the good and bad car news of week 47 (2023) -

Friday afternoon, half past five. Computer off, the door to your workplace can be closed behind you, the weekend has started. At we look back on a week in which buttons remain and Volvos and Polestars are actually too expensive. Good news, bad news. Top and flop.

+ Top – Some car things remain the same

In this turbulent world it is nice if some things remain the same. The Subaru Crosstrek is so ordinary that it becomes special. For example, you look at an analogue speedometer and tachometer, and you activate the seat heating with two whoppers of buttons next to the gear lever - no fidgety knob but a neat lever. You can read it all in our van de Subaru Crosstrek review.

+ Top – Toyota returns old batteries (and gives them a future)

In 1997, the first generation Toyota Prius came onto the market. The first specimens are now at the end of their lives. That does not mean that the car's hybrid batteries are thrown away. In fact, you shouldn't be surprised if your new hybrid Toyota has a battery that was previously found in an old Prius.

+ Top – Struggling Nissan has a new EV plan

Nissan and electric cars are not a happy combination these days. And that's a shame, because the Japanese were early with the Leaf. Perhaps an electric Nissan Qashqai and Juke can turn the tide. We think so.


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- Flop – Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 Electric are actually too expensive

With the arrival of the Zeekr The simple conclusion is that Dutch consumers choose a Polestar 2 or Volvo XC40 Electric pay more than necessary.

- Flop – There's a catch to Toyota's EV plans

Toyota previously announced that solid-state batteries with a range of approximately 1,000 kilometers will not be long in coming. Anyone who is extremely enthusiastic about this should temper their expectations, because there is something to be said a catch...

- Flop – EVs wrongly depicted as a fire hazard

A persistent prejudice about electric cars is that they easily catch fire. The English quality newspaper The Guardian investigated and came up with: remarkable figures that prove the opposite.

This post was last modified on November 24, 2023 3:53 pm


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