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New issue of AUTOStraßenverkehr, edition 04/2019

Hans-Dieter Seufert
New issue of AUTOStraßenverkehr, edition 04/2019
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L Dear readers, dear Reader,

who pays first, drives first. True to this motto, Volkswagen is planning the market launch of its ID. (see page 8) a reservation model for seriously interested customers. Whoever was the first to own the ID. would like to belong and is willing to make a corresponding down payment, will receive his car especially early after production starts in November. With this strategy, Tesla had also tested the reaction to its models in the USA and tied purchase candidates at an early stage. However, it remains to be seen whether the first VW on the new electric platform will be as hype as the luxury electric cars from California.

The fact is that the Wolfsburg-based company and its established competitors will be on for a few more years a successful business with conventionally powered models. For this reason, there is increasing pressure on manufacturers to use existing technologies, platforms and plants more effectively by means of new collaborations and alliances. The cooperation between Volkswagen and Ford announced last week will not be the last example of this.

Enjoy reading,

Your Stefan Cerchez

Contents AUTOStraßebverkehr Edition 04/2019


  • Cover story: This year VW is presenting the Golf VIII, the facelift of the Passat and the T-Cross. In addition, the series production of the first MEB model, the ID, begins
  • At the start: Toyota RAV4 - striking and comfortable
  • At the start: Kia Proceed GT - compact Shooting Brake
  • At the start: Porsche 911 Carrera 4S - larger and more playful, and yet a classy sports car of the very highest quality
  • At the start: Kia e-Niro - the compact SUV from Kia is now also fully electric. li>

Test :

  • Comparison test: Jeep Compass 1.4 Multiair against Opel Grandland X 1.2 DI Turbo and Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI ACT
  • Top test: Seat Tarraco 2.0 TDI 4Drive - what can the Spanish version of the Skoda Kodiaq do? With purchase advice and equipment overview
  • Comparison test: Hyundai i30 Kombi 1.4 T-GDI in a duel with the Mégane Grandtour TCe 130 from Renault
  • Test: Mercedes C 180 d - even with its 122 hp Basic diesel does not lose its appeal in the economical C-Class
  • Test: Opel Combo Life 1.5 Diesel - the new high-roof station wagon isNot only more practical, it is also more convenient

Purchase advice:

  • The better purchase: BMW X2 18i or 18d?

Refueling knowledge:

  • Market report 2018: An overview of new registrations in 2018
  • Sensor technology: This is how self-driving cars work
  • Review: Models and events in 1956
  • Lighting technology of the future: developers tell us what the car headlights of tomorrow can do


  • Go there: On the way on Schwedenstraße


  • Infotainment check: The Navi Pro in the Opel Insignia
  • Theft protection: This is how the location works via Mobilfunk


  • Hit and run: AUTO explains the legal background and reports on the current case law

Used cars:

  • Check with Meister Wünsch: Seat Altea (2004–2015). Plus information on engines, variants and workshop costs


  • Off-road tour in a Rolls-Royce Cullinan: We rumble through the Rocky Mountains with the finest thread

All cars in this issue:

  • BMW X2
  • BMW 7 Series
  • Dacia Duster
  • Hyundai i30
  • Jeep Compass
  • Kia e-Niro
  • Kia Proceed
  • Kia Sportage
  • Opel Grandland X
  • Mazda 3
  • Mercedes C-Class
  • Mercedes CLA
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Opel Combo
  • Opel Insignia
  • Peugeot 208
  • Porsche 911
  • Renault Mégane
  • Rolls-Royce Cullinan
  • Seat Altea
  • Seat Tarraco
  • Skoda Karoq
  • Toyota RAV4
  • Toyota Supra
  • VW Arteon
  • VW ID.
  • VW Golf
  • VW Passat
  • VW T-Cross
  • VW Tiguan


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