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Car Review
   
Alfa Romeo Stelvio: Sporting heritage
The first SUV from Alfa Romeo satisfies all expectations of fast driving fanatics. Stelvio combines comfort and versatility of the SUV with the untamed, competitive spirit characteristic of this make.

The Stelvio model is available with various engines. The 2.0 Turbo petrol engine has the power of 200 HP or 280 HP. The top-of-the-line petrol version, Quadrifoglio, comes with a 2.9/V6 engine with the power of 510 HP. The 2.2 Turbo Diesel engine has the power of 180 HP or 210 HP. There are also engine versions with rear-wheel drive only. These include the 2.2 Turbo Diesel engine with the power of 150 HP or 180 HP. The drive units of all Stelvio versions use 8-speed automatic transmission and Q4 all-wheel drive.

Prices start at approximately PLN 160 thousand for the version with the 2.2/150 HP diesel engine and go up to over PLN 400 thousand for the Stelvio Quadrifoglio version with the 2.9 V6 / 510 HP engine.


DS 7 Crossback
DS 7 Crossback is the first SUV presented by DS Automobiles , part of the PSA Group. The model is distinguished by its original body and interior design as well as cutting-edge technology.

It comes with five turbocharged engines: three petrol engines and two diesel engines. The primary petrol unit is a 1.2 l / 130 HP engine. There are also 1.6 l engines with the power of 180 or 225 HP. The car is also available with diesel engines: 1.5 l / 130 HP and 2.0 l / 180 HP. The drive is transferred to the front wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission or 8-speed automatic transmission. In 2019, a version with a hybrid 4x4 drive will appear.

Prices start at about PLN 125 thousand for the Chic 1.2 l / 130 HP version and go up to approximately PLN 195 thousand for the Grand Chic 2.0 l / 180 HP version.


Lexus RX: Luxury innovation
Lexus RX is one of the forerunners of the segment, which has been present for 30 years on the automotive market. It is associated with luxury, extravagant design and … hybrid drive.

Lexus RX comes with a petrol engine in versions referred to as 200t. The engine has a capacity of 2.0 l and power of 238 HP. The car is also equipped with a hybrid drive. The operation of the drive involves synergy, i.e.
simultaneous operation of two units: combustion engine and electric motor. The 450h model has a petrol unit and an auxiliary electric motor with a total power of 313 HP. In the petrol version, the drive is transferred to all wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission, and in the hybrid version – through a CVT transmission. In addition to the five-seat version, the manufacturer also offers the extended version for 7 passengers.

The prices of Lexus RX start at about PLN 250 thousand for the basic petrol version and go up to over PLN 440 thousand for the top-of-the-line hybrid model.


Volvo XC 60. Safe like …
Volvo XC60 is the essence of cool, Scandinavian design. It is a symbol of safety and comfort. A sales leader in the Premium SUV segment.

The XC60 comes with six available engines: two petrol units – T5 250 HP and T6 310 HP, three diesel engines – D3 150 HP, D4 190 HP and D5 235 HP (all with a capacity of 2.0 l) and one hybrid version – PLUG-IN HYBRID T8 with a total power of 407 HP. All versions have a four-wheel drive, but the D3 and D4 diesel versions may be bought with a front-wheel drive and manual transmission. Smaller diesel engines will come with a manual 6-speed transmission – all other versions will be equipped with a Geartronic 8-speed automatic transmission. Air suspension is available as an option. Prices start at about 163 thousand for the D3 150 HP Momentum version and go up to almost 280 thousand for the hybrid T8 Inscription version.