The 5 SUVs that will turn your head in 2023

Every year, now customary, car manufacturers reveal SUVs by the handful. But beneath the avalanche of recreational vehicles, from the pocket model dedicated to city commuting to the magnificently luxurious adventurer, the high-toned alter ego of luxury limousines, let’s sort the wheat from on the chaff Let’s focus on five must-have models expected to enter 2023.

1.Dacia Duster 3: the Duster of the era

Dacia Duster 3 will reach 4.40 m in length and can accommodate up to 5 passengers on board.© Didier RIC

Its bodybuilt Sandero look didn’t stop the first Duster of the name in 2010 from experiencing massive commercial success. The Duster 2 in 2017 refined the recipe by effectively erasing the rusticity as well as the discomfort of the beginnings. By the end of 2023, the Duster 3 will take a new step. In the program, more style, more standing without showing the prices too salty. Hybridization will be part of it with the E-Tech 145 mechanics known under the hoods of Clio, Captur and Arkana at Renault and just appeared in the Dacia range of the Jogger. But at the entry level, it is rather a question of micro hybridization on the basis of this time of technology inaugurated by Renault Austral.

To read: Dacia Duster 2023 all about the third generation

2.Ferrari Purosangue: the superlative SUV

For its first SUV, Ferrari doesn't pay to the traditional recipe.
For its first SUV, Ferrari doesn’t pay to the traditional recipe.© Dr

The only thing missing from him is to complete us? In any case, it’s not the Aston Martin DBX, Lamborghini Urus, Bentley Bentayga or Rolls Royce Cullinan that awaits here. With its plastic closer to a hunting station wagon on stilts than an SUV with four side openings, the Ferrari Purosangue does not want to fall into line.

Its contrasting rear doors bear witness to this. Its 725 hp 6.5 V12 engine also puts it above the fray makes the simple 4.0 707 hp V8 of the Aston DBX look like a whippet.

To read: A new engine coming to the Ferrari Purosangue SUV

3. Jeep Avenger: the electrifying urban adventurer

The Jeep Avenger is a 100% electric model in Europe.
The Jeep Avenger is a 100% electric model in Europe.© Jeep

A production Jeep has never been 100% electric, or even a finalist for the election of the car of the year 2023. With the Avenger, the American brand specializing in adventurers is making its revolution. This new entry level, which takes place under the Renegade will leave a choice between two and four wheel drive versions.

An exclusivity to which its technical cousins, the Peugeot 2008, DS 3 and Opel Mokka will not be entitled. The launch edition benefits from Stellantis’ most powerful electric engine, namely the 156 hp that characterizes the GT finish of the Peugeot e-208.

To read: Jeep Avenger test: a new star among small electric SUVs?

4.Peugeot 3008 3: new references

The Peugeot 3008 Mk3 is available in a 100% electric version logically named Peugeot e-3008.
The Peugeot 3008 Mk3 is available in a 100% electric version logically named Peugeot e-3008.© Didier RIC

Arriving without fanfare or trumpets under the slightly soft silhouette of a crossover that would not have cut the cord of minivans, the first Peugeot 3008 of the name opened the ball of a “success story” for the brand, despite a physique that is not. necessarily easy. The second version launched in 2016 then restyled in 2020 is now a textbook case.

This means that the Peugeot 3008 “3” is expected at the same time by Peugeot salesmen and evaluated by competing sellers. Even sharper styling, brand new i-Cockpit interface and extensive hybridization is in the program to capitalize on past successes.

To read: Peugeot 3008 3: in 2023, the Lion super star changes everything!

5.Toyota C-HR: when the hybrid sees twice

The current C-HR launched in 2016 is a marker of change at Toyota. His replacement will continue on this path with a very daring plastic and a most dynamic coupé SUV profile. Personalization will also be needed with the help of a two-tone livery that provides a common thread to the Toyota Aygo X, the small entry-level SUV. But the big novelty is a dual hybrid and plug-in hybrid proposition story rake as wide as possible and above all in line with the competition.

To read: Toyota C-HR Prologue, soon act 2 for Toyota C-HR

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