Top and flop: The good and bad car news of week 28

+ Top: The combustion engine is far from dead

Finally, the European Union’s Green Deal has been presented. According to the climate plan, the production of cars with combustion engines must be stopped within 15 years. But it won’t run that fast.


+ Top: Volkswagen gives cheating diesel drivers holiday pay

The court in Amsterdam has spoken: anyone who has bought a cheating diesel from Audi, Seat, Skoda or Volkswagen will get hit. With that amount you can book a very expensive holiday.


+ Top: Tears of joy about the new Opel Astra

Who would have expected that: to fall steeply back when the new Opel Astra (2022) is unveiled. What a beautiful design. What will Opel do? Will there be an electric version or are the Germans stubborn?


– Flop: Tears of sadness over the new Opel Manta

We were just as happy with the new Astra, there will be a downer. That Opel is working on a successor to the Manta (yes, really), is good news! But our hurray feeling got a big damper when we got to see the footage…


– Flop: The real car of lead by technology turned out to be a flop

Audi is celebrating, because the slogan ‘Advantage through technology’ is celebrating its 50th anniversary. But the car that slogan referred to was not an Audi A2 at all. Not even an Audi. Moreover, he often broke down due to technology!

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