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Back to the future of Mitsubishi

I’m not used to doing this kind of intervention, but as a Mitsubishi owner, I try to keep myself well informed of news concerning this manufacturer. I would like to point out that your article mentions that Mitsubishi products sold in North America will be Nissans and those sold in Europe will be Renaults. I don’t know if a fix is ​​needed, only you will decide, but according to an announcement made two weeks ago by other media, the RVR will eventually be replaced by the Renault Captur. Zero Mitsubishi DNA on the program, apart from the logo on the steering wheel and on the rear hatch, sadly.

Carl C.

You are right, the future ASX (RVR in Canada and Outlander Sport in the United States) will be a copy-and-paste of the Renault Captur, but will be sold exclusively in Europe and assembled in Spain. That said, this announcement dates back to last March… In North America, the RVR (or Outlander Sport, it depends) will probably be designed on the future architecture of the Nissan Kicks and Versa.

A bit of luxury


Honda CR-V

I would like to change my vehicle, a Rogue SV, within the next year. I’m looking at several similarly sized gas and non-electric SUVs (will convert next time I buy). I initially settled on the Volvo XC40, but the comments on the reliability of the multimedia system put me off somewhat. I’m looking at the 2023 CR-V, in the version that includes several features, such as the Touring model. I also planned to look at similarly sized models from Acura (RDX), Lexus (NX), and Toyota (RAV4). As you can see, I am aiming quite broad, but I would need some sound advice. Price for price, is the CR-V a good choice? I understand that more luxurious models may have advantages, but I figure that a well-equipped CR-V is a financially more attractive option. Could you let me know your impressions?

Michael L.

Unfortunately, we will have to wait a little longer before giving you our impressions of the CR-V. As you know, this model is undergoing a complete overhaul this fall. However, your reasoning holds up. Usually, the resale value of the CR-V is rather high and in the current context (road conditions, inflationary period), your choice is justified, if we assume that the reliability of this new model will be there. you. If we disregard the hybrid version which is currently the subject of litigation (corroded cables), the RAV4 represents a logical option (residual value, general reliability), but undoubtedly a little boorish (in its version with gasoline) in the face of the next CR-V. You could also consider in this same category the Forester from Subaru (quality of the all-wheel drive, serious construction) or the Tucson from Hyundai (generous warranty, lively supercharged engine). As for your choices of more prestigious brands, the RDX appears to us to be livelier and more racy than the NX. The latter offers a calmer ride, just like another vehicle that deserves consideration, the Lincoln Corsair.

See better


Driving aids will never replace judgement, let alone the driver’s vision.

I suffer from a disease related to AMD. During my last vision test, I was told that my vision was at the legal limit for driving. I drive a 2021 RAV4 Prime. I have more and more difficulty driving despite the technological aids. In the current state of things (pending the arrival of autonomous vehicles), which vehicle do you think would be best equipped with equipment adapted to my condition?

Gilles V.

Sincerely sorry for you. Unfortunately, these are driving aids and will never replace your judgement, let alone your vision. The latter, as in car racing, is essential for your safety, that of your passengers and other road users. Really sorry to write it so bluntly.

The urge to change


Audi Q3

We have a 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 with only 91,000 km and we are totally satisfied with it. We now do about 10,000 km a year. Before reaching 100,000 km, would it be advantageous to change it for a new vehicle with warranty? We’re looking at the Audi Q3 and BMW X3, as the GLK’s replacement, the GLC, doesn’t have the same appeal as its predecessor. Should we think about renting rather than buying?

Richard R.

At the risk of shocking you, your current vehicle will not stop working after 100,000 km. And you only travel 10,000 km annually. This vehicle still has many years ahead of it. So if you’re happy with its performance (and appeal), why not stick with it? This is a solution that is both more ecological and more economical. That said, the final decision is up to you. You should know that the Q3 and X3 fight in different categories. The Q3 is more compact and shines with its overall homogeneity. More massive, the X3 is sportier, more responsive. In either case, it is better to opt for a rental.

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