1.I want to buy a new SUV, which one should I choose?
Widely recognized by motorists, SUVs top sellers in France. The Volkswagen group is well represented by the T-Roc, Tiguan and Touareg. In a more exclusive version, Audi presents its “Q” series with increasingly luxurious finishes, and the Skoda Kodiaq remains one of the best urban SUVs with a confident style. Among the “premium” models, the competition is fierce with the BMW X1, Lexus RX, Alfa Romeo Tonale or Maserati Grecale in particular. A true bestseller, the KIA Sportage surprises with its unique design, interior and technologies. In addition to a bold style, the Opel Mokka stands out thanks to a concentration of top technology and dynamic and efficient engines.
2. Which used SUV should you choose?
Regardless of the segments, the success of SUVs is undeniable. Especially on the used market! A good solution to save several thousand euros compared to the price of a new one. The Renault Captur – second or current generation – is placed favorably alongside the affordable Ford Puma. Among the all-rounders, Dacia Duster II and Citroën C4 Cactus I. In the category of family cars, we are heading towards the inevitable Peugeot 3008 II, the star of the market, the comfortable Citroën C5 Aircross and the pleasant Nissan Juke, which combines performance and efficiency. Without forgetting in hybrid version, Toyota Rav4, 4th generation. Finally, if you’re looking for a large used 7-seater SUV, you can get a good deal by choosing the Hyundai Santa-Fe and 3rd generation Kia Sorento, as well as the old Audi Q7.
3. Which electric car should you choose for under 20,000 euros?
For this type of budget, choose 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. Volkswagen e-up! and the Renault Twingo Electric has great roominess and great agility in the city. Did you know that it is possible to buy a new car in France from 10,990 euros? 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 introduced by the government will allow you to save more money.
4.Which car should I buy if I want to switch to bioethanol-E85?
With an average price of €0.78 per liters, E85 biofuel is increasing. Among the many advantages of this biofuel is its very favorable price at the pump. But not only. Reduced emissions, a cheaper or even free registration document for vehicles in certain regions or perfect compatibility with other fuels (SP 95 or E10) make it a good car to invest in. If the supply is still very limited in the new market, the Ford is a of the rare manufacturers that offer several models that run 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 offered with an engine compatible with E85 bioethanol. Although rare, you can find a few cars on the used 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 you 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 choice of engines.
6. Which car without a license should I turn against?
Long-neglected, license-free cars have gained popularity in recent years. It must be said that it is a growing market, especially among teenagers who see in these cars without a driving license a comfortable and safer means of transport than a scooter. Refined finish, sporty and connected equipment, the little Ligier JS50 sedan will surely fall in love with you. Microcar Dué is an over-equipped, practical and elegant city car. On the electric side, Citroën Ami has very good arguments. With its minimalist design, it offers an affordable price and a very good autonomy: up to 75 kilometers. Renault Twizy wins with its atypical design point thanks to its autonomy that can easily reach 100 kilometers.
7. What’s new from car manufacturers this year?
Automakers are planning some great new features for the end of the year, starting next month at the Paris Motor Show. We already know that the Citroën C4 X, with its new SUV-Coupé look and its more receding roofline, 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 coupé SUVs. Dynamic and smart, 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.
Renault’s new Austral SUV is a great replacement for the Kadjar, and 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 smart 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 that will be released after the new R5. The latter will replace the mythical ZOE. Dacia Sandero and Jogger benefit from a restyling and a new visual identity, notably through a new logo. Finally, for Volkswagen, 2023 will be busy! No less than 5 novelties are on the program: Volkswagen IDBuzz, third generation Tiguan, the large electric sedan ID 7, Passat SW station wagon and the restyled Golf 8.
Whether you are a sedan, crossover, estate car, utility or coupé cabriolet, don’t hesitate to come to the new and used car exhibition in Fréjus! The region’s dealers invite you to meet there to present their new products, but also to guide you in choosing 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