Friday afternoon, 5 p.m. The computer is turned off, the workplace door can close behind you, the weekend has begun. On Autoreview.nl we look back at the week in which Hyundai surprised us with a retro banana. But also the week that it was known that regular drivers will bleed profusely in the years to come. Good news, bad news. Top and flop.
+ Top – Hyundai comes with a retro banana
That sounds negative, but we are very pleased with the aerodynamic Hyundai Ioniq 6: with a clean, slim front, visible sports profile and an exciting rear with real wings. That back even looks a bit like the Porsche 911 and we mean that in a complimentary way. Hyundai Ioniq 6 will arrive in 2022.
+ Top – The new Skoda Superb does not share in casual styles
We can never hear the word crossover sedan again. One sedan or station car after another must pave the way for that creation of all or none. For example, Mercedes will no longer build station wagons from 2030. They are completely exhausted !? Fortunately, Skoda is not involved in the invention. The next Skoda Superb will be just a cultural sedan / station wagon again. Slava Skoda! In other words, congratulations to Skoda.
+ Top – This is how the electric Volkswagen Passat looks
Last week we had to deal with an obscure image, now Volkswagen has released a much better image. Although Passat no longer sells as it once did, the Germans are coming up with a new sedan for the electronics business. And not for an SUV or crossover. An electronic passport is called an ID. Aero and fortunately will come to the Netherlands in 2023, but maybe a year later. Also as a station car, by the way.
– Flop – What are Bentley and Jaguar doing?
Jaguar sells badly and so it will do everything differently: build a few cars, but ask them for more money. It aims its arrows at Bentley and will produce the most expensive SUVs from 2025. Precisely the part that the brand does not owe its popularity. As long as that goes well … Bentley itself will impress non-traditional collectors with a copy of the 96-year-old Speed Six. Twelve copies are under construction, and all of them have sold for millions. To the chagrin of people who have a real one in their heated garage.
– Flop – Road prices in 2030: regular drivers will bleed
There is a strong possibility that road tolls will disappear by 2030 and we will start road prices. And the more you drive, the more you get hit. If you drive 80 miles a day, you will pay 2.5 times more than now. Then by train? We hope there will be enough conductors, train drivers, IT and traffic controllers on NS and ProRail again … There is good news too. If you drive just 20 miles[20 km]a day, you will gain financially.
– Flop – It’s hard for anyone to get out of his mileage allowance
Oil prices are falling slightly again, but CNV calculated that 90 percent of workers were dissatisfied with their kilometer allowance. Not surprisingly, it has not been increased since 2006 and is therefore still 19 cents per kilometer. By comparison: 17 years ago you paid an average of 1.35 euros per liter for gasoline … Next year CNV is already demanding 23 cents compensation, instead of the already 21 cents.