Tap the point and end to the year 2016 and what we want to do with a review of some of the best times of the year. The Current Engine we have long been betting on the in-depth analysis of cars of all kinds and, therefore, we have tried to bring at least a test a week. We have made a selection of this work, a gathering with the best 12 tests we have done this by 2016.
In the list there will be vehicles of all segments: utility vehicles, compacts, sedans, SUV’s, and they sneak up to a van and two convertibles. In our tests we have always sought would have some plurality, because each one has some needs and a few different tastes. And we don’t want to aburriros more, here are the best 12 tests that you have been able to read in the past 12 months.
, We started the year with renewed Hyundai Tucson. A model that came to replace the ix35, and that it was to be a revolution. Presented a design much more mature and attractive, primarily intended for european tastes. The interior is noted for a remarkable roominess and trunk to the height. In addition to its interior came renewed and with a higher quality to the one that had his predecessor. We would try the engine 1.6 TGDi 176 HP, a mechanism that does not sell much, but that stood out for power delivery and dynamic performance improved.
Volkswagen T6 Multivan
Passed through our hands a van very interesting and iconic, the Volkswagen T6 Multivan. It is a model that is trending since its launch in 1950, and that in our days remains an interesting option. Is subjected to a restyling deep both outside and inside and stood out for its modularity, offering several configurations in its seven seats. The tested with the engine 2.0 TDI of 150 HP, the intermediate option in the range and is an attractive choice for performance and price.
Another SUV that was passing by Now the Engine was the BMW X1. The second generation of the compact crossover German was a major leap forward thanks to a design more marked. Also the interior is more mature, full of quality details and equipment quite complete. We seize the version xDrive25d, the diesel most powerful of the range with traction to the four wheels. Highlighted by a performance which is remarkable and for the possibility of rolling out of the asphalt.
Fiat was a major release, because it turned into one of the sedans with more of the logic of the market. The design has been one of the aspects on which more has worked. The interior is highlighted by a very good equipment in terms of quality/price ratio and by being more spacious than the average for the segment. We would try the motor 1.6 MultiJet de 120 CV, the top of range in diesel and the most sold in our country. Their qualities were an adequate response and fuel consumption pretty tight.
Audi A4 has always been a tough contender in the segment of sedans premium. The fifth generation of this to rival the Mercedes C Class and BMW 3 Series was renewed and with some new features. The design was the aspect that least stressed, because it is quite a continuation. But upon entering the cabin we saw their strengths, coming loaded with technology with items such as the Virtual Cockpit. The engine we were testing was the 2.0 TDI 150 CV, the diesel-seller in the VAG Group. With him was a power something fair, but fuel consumption outstanding.
Peugeot 308 GTi
Peugeot 308 GTi is without a doubt one of the compact most beasts that we have tested. This model presented a design with some details differential, but that was nothing strident. The same thing had happened to us with the cabin, which was quite similar to that of a 308 normal with four additions. But when you start it up the thing was changing, the motor 1.6 THP 270 HP has a strong response and very profitable. Their dynamic performance left us with a very good taste in the mouth.
In the garage Today the Engine has also been space for the Toyota Hilux. The legendary pick-up brings her back eight generations and more than 16 million units, and it seems just as usable that the first day. Highlighted by a robust appearance in three types of bodywork and interior is spartan but with enough space in the version of the double cab. The engine D-4D 2.4-liter and 150 HP is a mechanical quite usable in this model and is distinguished by the power to low turns and to be prepared for any type of terrain.
Audi TTS Roadster
In the middle of summer always feel like a nice convertible. That’s why we tested the Audi TTS Roadster, the top of range of this model with permission of the newcomer TT RS. The design has been improved and becomes one of its strongest points thanks to that dynamic image and sport. In the version Roadster will be a two-seater and will feature the introduction of the latest technology of the brand. The engine 2.0 TFSI 310 HP catapult from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds, and the quattro gets a exemplary behavior in any situation. The sensations at the wheel will be the highlight of this model.
Mitsubishi Space Star
Mitsubishi Space Star is a small utility that will be different to other rivals. In terms of exterior appearance highlighted by a design something more sporty, with details like the rear spoiler. Despite its compact exterior dimensions, we will see a cabin wide within what it should be and with a right equipment. The engine that hides under the hood is the 120 MPI, a three-cylinder, naturally aspirated 1.2-liter with 80 HP, shown as a good option, being quite profitable and with a consumption controlled.
Toyota Prius has been the reference among the hybrids since its launch in 1997. This fourth generation stands out for the tremendous change in its exterior design, which not leave anyone indifferent and that has given a lot to talk about. The interior is still quite livable but with a different look and technology. The hybrid system combines a gasoline engine 1.8-liter Atkinson cycle with an electric motor to add a total of 122 HP. It is less power, but to reduce its weight and improve its aerodynamics moves better. It also consumes less, being one of the strong points of the vehicle.
Audi S1 Sportback
One of the utilities more performance that can be found in the market is the Audi S1 Sportback. This small specimen would sing wherever he was going, thanks to its sporty look, and a paint that does not passed unnoticed. The interior is approved for four passengers and will be the right thing to do, but with a quality equipment and remarkable. A very prominent one is the engine 2.0 TFSI 231 HP linked to the all-wheel drive quattro. Had a effectiveness tremendous and a sporty feel controlled and very fun.
we end the compilation with the Mazda MX-5, because the convertible can also be enjoyed in winter. The new generation of the Miata (ND) comes with a refreshed look and with the design language KODO flooding the body. The soft top folds down manually in a couple of seconds and gives way to his indoor two-seater, which will be very fair for the highest. Under the hood we have the engine 1.5 Skyactiv-G 131 HP, the mechanics less potent. Despite this we found enough, as relayed to us many sensations at the wheel and an agility to be envied.