How to prove your love? Buy her a new car: choosing the right wheels for your loved one


“What to buy her for a birthday, wedding, or dating anniversary gift?” – This question bothers millions of men every single day. Some buy flowers, others choose new food processors, washing machines, or smartphones, but the best present one can come up with is a new car. But among hundreds of types and models, it’s hard to make the right choice.

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Brand-new Volvo XC60 2018 has entered production in Sweden

The production of the new Volvo XC60 has begun in Sweden. The first model, produced at the Torslanda plant was a T5 Inscription AWD with Crystal White painting, equipped with a 250 hp 2.0-liter turbo-four engine. There are two more engines for the 2018 XC60, including a supercharged and turbocharged plug-in 400 hp hybrid or 316 hp 2.0-liter one. Buyers will also be able to choose diesel models that will become available soon.

The new crossover was first shown during Geneva International Motor Show 2017, a month before the production started. The manufacturer noted that everyone involved in the production has come a long way and done a lot of work to prepare for this day, and they are proud of having done their job in such a short time.

The brand-new XC60 is meant to replace the older model, which first rolled off the production line almost ten years ago. The previous model has gained certain popularity, making up to 30 percent of Volvo’s total worldwide sales and becoming the best seller among mode-sized crossovers in Europe.

Some characteristics

The exterior of the second-generation crossover changed a lot. Volvo XC60 shares some similarities with XC90. Like Volvo’s 90 series (Volvo XC90/S90/V90), XC60 built on the shortened Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) modular chassis system. SPA made its debut in 2014 with Volvo claiming that it provides numerous improvements regarding driver’s protection in case of an accident.

Earlier, Volvo demonstrated how safe the new crossover is with a crash test. The results have shown that XC60 remained almost scatheless even after flipping over.

The crossover’s petrol-powered plug-in hybrid T8 Twin Engine is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in decent 5.3 seconds.

Also, by developing SPA, Volvo has provided thousands of new jobs in such areas, as research, production, and development, just to name a few.

The list of XC60 features

The new Volvo XC60 has got a few advanced security systems, including the Oncoming Lane Mitigation system that prevents the car from entering the oncoming lane. In addition, the crossover received a semi-autonomous Pilot Assist system, which takes on the functions of acceleration, steering, and braking on roads with clearly visible markings at speeds up to 130 km/h. The last feature is optional. Besides, the SUV comes with additional equipment for ensuring a driver’s safety, including such assistance systems, as City Safety system, and Blind Spot Information System, and Steer Assist. And the last but not least, XC60 also got a CleanZone climate system for removing harmful particles from the cabin.

To sum it up

Overall, the new SUV’s innovative design and the number of features, including those ensuring a driver’s and passengers’ safety, makes the car compatible with its other models, presented on market. It’s an ideal solution, no matter whether you take your bride on a honeymoon or drive your kids to school. The new Volvo XC60 is already available in European countries, such as Sweden, Germany, and the UK.

Kia Niro Hybrid


Say “KIA NIRO” three times quickly and it can sound like “Canyonero,” that fantastically flawed 35-seat sport-utility vehicle from The Simpsons, a vehicular ode to glorious excess gone awry. The new Niro is essentially the polar opposite of that—a lean, frugal wagonoid, albeit with a twist of the upright and rugged.

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McLaren BP23 Preview


What it is: Possible confirmation of the availability of high strength psychotropic drugs in the Woking area of England. The BP23 is a three-seat model inspired by the legendary McLaren F1, sharing that car’s central driving position and continent-crossing Grand Tourer brief. It’s the work of McLaren’s Special Operations (MSO) division, and all 106 have already been sold, despite a price tag of more than $2 million.

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Mercedes-AMG “Project One” Preview


What it is: Internally called Project One, this top-level hypercar (think Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder) is being designed to mark the pinnacle of race-car engineering with extensive technology transfer from Formula 1. Coincidentally, it will also mark AMG’s 50th anniversary. It’s not intended to crack top-speed records like the Bugatti Veyron and Chiron, but it is intended to be supremely capable on the racetrack.

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Audi RS5 2018 Preview


What it is: Audi’s monster version of the new A5 coupe. It’s powered by a furious twin-turbocharged V-6, fitted with a rear-biased all-wheeldrive system, and comes wearing a wide body that evokes, for some of us, the original Sport Quattro rally cars. For the first time, there will be a four-door RS5 Sportback; the RS5 cabriolet is gone. Europe gets an RS4 Avant with the same powertrain, but due to the U.S. market’s aversion to wagons, don’t expect it to appear on these shores.

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