TOP 10 cars in 2023! Some of our selection will completely surprise you!

From Dacia to Tesla: this year's road kings

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2023 is like the final episode of your favorite series - full of unexpected twists, jaw-dropping moments and something you could swear is science fiction. In the automotive world, this means one thing: vehicles that are not just means of transportation, but real stars on four wheels. This is our selection of the TOP 10 cars of 2023! From the Dacia Duster, which made so many leaps forward that even a kangaroo could envy it, to Tesla's technological innovations that bring us closer to driving on Mars. Our list of the best cars of 2023 isn't just a list; it's a reflection of how fast our world is moving - and not just because of Tesla's Cybertruck, which looks like it's from another universe. Our list is a selection of the TOP 10 cars of 2023!

If you thought 2023 would be the year of quiet roads and quiet engines, you were right. To our list “TOP 10 cars in 2023!” cars that can not only drive, but also leave an impression have made it. Like a teenager getting behind the wheel for the first time - we are full of expectations, a little nervous, but excited. In first place is the Dacia Duster, which has revamped its image so much that it would hardly be recognized on the automotive red carpet. Tesla, always a few steps ahead of the rest, impressed us with the Model 3 and the Cybertruck, which looks like the Batmobile for eco-superheroes. Toyota, Fisker and BMW are like those good students who always surprise with something innovative and efficient. And a stable good grade, which makes parents happy. Get ready as we explore why these cars deserve to be on our best list and what makes them so special that even James Bond would love to have them in his garage.

Dacia Duster 2024

In the new generation, Dacia Duster mainly brings what we have been missing so far. It has become a beautifully designed and attractive car, joined by modern hybrid engines and the promise of an affordable price. Best equipped with 4×4 drive namely, it will be under 30,000 euros and thus, in all probability, a bestseller. If she manages to get too 5 NCAP stars, we can declare the Duster one of the best cars of this year.

Dacia Duster 2024, which has entered its third generation, represents a revolution in the price segment affordable SUVs. The new model brings a refreshed look and a number of innovative solutions, such as electrified powertrains, which offer excellent value for money. The exterior of the vehicle features the latest Dacia design language with Y-shaped LED lights and a body made of recycled polypropylene. The Duster 2024 has a digitized cockpit with a 7-inch instrument and 10.1-inch infotainment screen and increased space, including a 472-litre boot. A variety of engines are available, including hybrid and biofuel options. The model stays true to its off-road roots with 4×4 drive, 21.6 cm ground clearance and five driving modes.

Tesla Model 3 (Highland) 2024

Tesla Model 3 (Highland) 2024 was absolutely the most anticipated and highly anticipated car of the year. In the end we got an improved one Model 3, which proves that the continuous development practiced by Tesla is extremely knowledgeable and eliminates both software and hardware flaws over time. Many will complain about the absence of "sonic" parking sensors, the function of which has been taken over by the camera. However, many will find that the path to the best possible product is to minimize the possibility of error and optimize production processes.

Renovated Tesla Model 3 for 2024, called internal “Project Highland”, represents a major step forward in design and technology. After six years and two million units sold worldwide, the Model 3 has undergone minimal aesthetic changes, increased range and functional upgrades. Exterior improvements include narrower and sleeker headlights, redesigned taillights and a new wheel design optimized for aerodynamics. The dimensions of the vehicle have mostly remained unchanged, although the car is slightly longer. The interior is now more prestigious with a harmonious combination of aluminum and fabrics and a new 8.0-inch screen for the rear passengers. The 2024 Model 3 also brings improved safety, with a reinforced door structure and reduced ground clearance. The range of the car with 19-inch Nova wheels is an impressive 513 km (319 miles), while the Long Range (LR) version offers up to 629 km (391 miles) of autonomy.

Tesla Cybertruck 2024

We have been waiting for it since 2019 and in 2023 we will see it. Tesla Cybertruck, the most insanely special car ever, looks like a movie prop and has little to do with real life. It is A modern day DMC DeLorean, a Bauhaus poster on four wheels. The Cybertruck is definitely the most special car of this year, which seems incredibly cheap, considering all the special features it brings. Taking into account inflation and the fact that it will not really be available in all versions until 2025, it is actually only 3 or 4 thousand euros more expensive than the planned price in 2019.

Tesla Cybertruck 2024 is a futuristic semi-truck that combines strength, durability and advanced design. With its bulletproof exterior and towing capacity of approximately 4,989 kg, the Cybertruck ranks among the top trucks. It has a range of up to 547 km (340 miles) on a single charge and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.6 seconds, which beats most sports cars. The Cybertruck weighs around 3,084 kg (6,800 pounds) and has 845 horsepower. Models available include the single- and twin-engine Cybertruck and the top-of-the-line Cyberbeast model. The basic model costs approx $60,990, the twin-engine model starts at $79,990 and the Cyberbeast at $99,990. The interior of the vehicle offers comfort and technology with a large main screen and an additional screen for the rear passengers, along with an advanced user interface. The Cybertruck is designed for adventure and exploration with plenty of storage space and a payload capacity of over 1,100 kilograms. It is definitely the most different and special car ever. That is also why it is on the list – TOP 10 cars of 2023!

Toyota Land Cruiser 2023

Some time ago, Toyota hesitated over the decision whether to "retire" its most legendary and useful model. Therefore, we are extremely happy that they made a different decision and were brave at the same time. Toyota Land Cruiser 2024 will come as a "more" conventional and "vintage" version, but on the same platform. The only thing that is certain is that this Toyota will receive the title of the best off-road vehicle in the world. The real title will be given to it by buyers on the "black" continent, where it is the only brand that can keep up with the conditions.

Toyota Land Cruiser 2024 je entered the car market with a new model that combines tradition and modernity. It boasts advanced technologies, a robust design and improved driving characteristics. It is built on the GA-F platform with a body on frame that improves rigidity, responsiveness and ride comfort. The model, which will be available in Europe, has a 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine with a power of 204 horsepower and a new 8-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is robust and functional, with reduced overhangs and sculpted corners for improved off-road handling. The interior offers the option of five or seven seats with a horizontal instrument panel and easy-to-operate switches. Safety is ensured by the latest Toyota Safety Sense systems and the Toyota T-Mate suite of advanced safety features. The special Land Cruiser First Edition will offer unique design elements such as round headlights and two-tone exterior paint. This is also why it is in the list of the best cars of 2023.

Fisker Ocean 2023

Fisker Ocean made it to the list of the most important cars in 2023 mainly because it is considered the most "sustainable" car in the world. In addition, its price, i.e. the entry price for this type of car, is such that we can only wish it a successful journey. It is undoubtedly one of the most important cars of 2023.

Fisker Ocean, described as the most sustainable and affordable electric car, is Fisker's innovative offering in the electric vehicle market. Fisker's story, which goes back through its ups and downs, is now connected to a car that reflects their commitment to a sustainable future. Fisker Ocean offers a variety of models, including a Sport model with a single electric motor that produces 275 horsepower, and an impressive Extreme version with 564 horsepower and 543 Nm of torque. The vehicle attracts with an affordable starting price of 39,500 euros for the model with a 75 kWh battery. The design of the Ocean combines elegance and robustness, with a rotating 17.1-inch center screen. A special feature of the model is the roof panel, which opens at the push of a button, creating a feeling of "openness" similar to convertibles. The Fisker Ocean provides a range of up to 500 kilometers with a 106.0 kWh battery and advanced safety systems such as automatic emergency braking and blind spot monitoring. The interior combines sustainable materials and luxury, with plenty of space and comfort for passengers. Fisker also offers above-average warranties, with six years or 100,000 kilometers of coverage and a ten-year powertrain and battery warranty.

Toyota Prius 2024

Toyota Prius was a surprise as many of us who like futuristic cars really approve of this car. The biggest jump is in a shape that could almost be called "beautiful". This is also why, and because it is, after all, a legend, the Toyota Prius is on our list of the most important cars of the year.

Fifth generation Toyota Prius, presented in Europe, maintains its recognizable and in a way futuristic image, while at the same time bringing aesthetic improvements for a more attractive appearance. The new Prius will be available only as a plug-in hybrid with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a system output of 220 horsepower. The battery with a capacity of 13.6 kilowatt hours enables up to 100 kilometers of electric driving, which is 50 % more compared to the current generation. The interior of the car is spacious and stylish, with a 7-inch TFT LCD screen in the driver's field of vision. Despite the aesthetic changes and advanced technology, the Prius remains true to its original philosophy of a hybrid vehicle, practically invented by Toyota. That is also why it is on the list – TOP 10 cars of 2023!

Volvo EX30

Chinese Volvo is a Trojan horse to the hearts of European buyers. Where the Zeeker X or Smart 3 models will not succeed, the Volvo EX30 will succeed, which will convince us with Scandinavian minimalism and the typical design signature that we like so much. It made it to the list because of our love for this brand and the promised pretty good price for what it offers to the customer.

The Volvo EX30, Volvo's smallest and most affordable electric model, is presented as an attractive urban alternative to the existing XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge models. With a length of 4,233 meters and a width of 1,837 meters, the EX30 combines compactness with spaciousness. The interior of the vehicle follows a minimalist Scandinavian design with a 12.3-inch infotainment screen. The EX30 will be available in two powertrain versions: Single Motor Extended Range and Twin Motor Performance, with a range of up to 443 kilometers per charge. Prices start at €36,000, making it affordable compared to similarly sized internal combustion SUVs. The EX30 will be available with a digital key and advanced technology features such as Park Pilot Assist. In 2024, Volvo will also offer an EX30 Cross Country version intended for adventure driving.

Suzuki Jimny 5 Door

Whenever there is news about “Suzuki Jimny", the automotive world stops for a moment. For many it is completely unjustified, but for connoisseurs it is always a moment that resonates. The Jimny is the "underdog" of the automotive industry, which is produced in only one factory at Suzuki, although twice as many could be sold. He also has for Europe "too" dirty gasoline engine and you can only buy it in the "truck" N1 version. And yet we welcome the five-door version. This Jimny will be legendary, as you can buy quite a few G-wagon "body" kits for it today.

Suzuki Jimny 5-Door, the new version of the iconic compact SUV, combines a classic rugged design with modern updates. It retains its upright and boxy shape with features such as flared wheel arches and round headlights. It is designed for use on challenging terrain, with a 36-degree entry angle and 210 mm ground clearance. The interior is more spacious, with a larger luggage capacity and modern technological accessories, such as a 9-inch infotainment system and a reversing camera. It is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine with a mild hybrid system and offers both manual and automatic transmissions. We couldn't miss this car in the list of the best cars of 2023.


BMW seems to have forgotten about making cars lately, but then the BMW XM comes along and you realize they still know how to make a really special car. That's also why we put this car on our list. Because it's proof that BMW can still do it.

BMW XM Label Red, limited edition BMW M GmbH, is the brand's first high-performance SUV that combines hybrid power and exclusive design. With its revolutionary M HYBRID system, which combines a V8 gasoline engine and an electric motor, it reaches 750 hp and 1000 Nm of torque, enables acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and a maximum speed of 305 km/h. The electric motor independently propels the vehicle up to 130 km/h and enables a range of 50 km per charge. With advanced systems such as M xDrive and M Sport differential, it ensures optimal grip and agility. The interior includes luxury features such as heated seatbacks and a surround sound system. With a limited edition of 500 vehicles and an expected price of over 160,000 euros, the BMW XM Label Red represents the pinnacle of high-performance hybrid vehicles.


Practically any model of the brand could be included in this list NIO, because it evokes very European feelings in me and is nothing like a "Chinese" car. That's also why I'm a model NIO EC7 placed on this list, because in my opinion, it is the only serious competitor, for example Tesla Model Y. Its serious problem, however, will definitely be the "price", which will not be anything "Chinese".

NIO EC7, billed as the world's most aerodynamic SUV, is a Chinese electric SUV that combines elegant design with advanced features. It has a coupé design with a low drag coefficient (0.23), which contributes to its aerodynamics. Under the hood, the EC7 has a dual electric drive that produces 644 horsepower and 850 Nm of torque, enabling acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. It is available with 75 kWh, 100 kWh and 150 kWh battery packs, which enable a range of 490 to 940 km. Nio is taking pre-orders for the EC7 in China, with the base model expected to be priced at $70,100, with the EC7 coming to Europe next year.

BMW 5 Series – 2024

BMW 5 series, a 2024 model, may not be the prettiest or most aerodynamic BMW of all time, but it remains the key car that marked this year. Many critics accuse it of bad materials, but at the same time they scold BMW for still living in two worlds on one platform that supports both ICE and electric cars.

It certainly represents an evolutionary step in BMW's range with a variety of powertrain options, including petrol, diesel, hybrid and electric options. The exterior looks recognizably BMW, with a few updates, while the interior gets a complete makeover with the iDrive 8.5 system. The car is larger in all dimensions and offers improved driving characteristics. It offers a range of engines from basic to more powerful and electric versions, providing variety for different needs and preferences of drivers. That is also why it is on the list – TOP 10 cars of 2023!

Zeekr 001

And finally the letter Z – Zeekr. The brand, which borrows its DNA from Swedish design and then cleverly packs it into Chinese technology, is one of those Chinese cars that predicts the Chinese will take the lead in the automotive industry very soon. Europe could become poor if it fails to consolidate and start thinking differently. Let's see.

The Zeekr 001, the brand's electric car that belongs to the Geely Automotive Group, offers one of the longest ranges among mass-produced electric vehicles. With a battery capacity of 140 kWh, it enables a range of more than 1,000 kilometers. The model is available with batteries of different capacities: the basic model with 86 kWh enables 546 km, the medium model with 100 kWh up to 741 km and the largest with 140 kWh up to 1,032 km of range. The interior includes a 14.7-inch central touchscreen and an 8.8-inch digital instrument display. In Germany, you can order it from 59,000 euros. But that's not all. Zeekr also has the Zeekr 001 FR version, which represents a new milestone in electric vehicles, surpassing even the Tesla Model S Plaid in terms of performance. With its 1,265 horsepower, the Zeekr 001 is one of the most powerful electric vehicles on the market. This car is designed with a focus on performance and luxury, combining cutting-edge technology and elegance. With impressive acceleration and a high top speed, the Zeekr 001 is not only a strong competitor in the world of electric vehicles, but also sets new standards for future electric cars.

And so, dear readers, we made it through a kaleidoscope of automotive innovation and fascinating machinery, which marked the year 2023. From the unstoppable Tesla Cybertruck, which could survive the apocalypse, to the elegant minimalism of the Volvo EX30, which fascinates with its Scandinavian coolness.

Dacia Duster is like Cinderella, who surprised at the dance in the royal hall with a design transformation and technological sophistication. The Toyota Land Cruiser, on the other hand, remains the unwavering off-road queen that is not afraid of any challenge. Fisker Ocean reminds us that sustainable mobility is here and now, while the new Toyota Prius pleasantly surprises us with a design that could even be called beautiful - who would have thought!

And, of course, BMW XM, which reminds us that at BMW they are still capable of creating something truly special. Yes, they may run out of inspiration from time to time, but when they commit, they can create a true masterpiece.

The Suzuki Jimny 5-Door is like David among Goliaths - maybe smaller, but with a huge heart and fearless character. Nio EC7, and brings a breath of fresh air to the world of electric vehicles, standing alongside giants like Tesla.

We finish with Zeekrom 001, which could be in a science fiction film, but at the same time is firmly rooted in reality. This car is like a symbol of the coming Chinese dominance in the automotive industry, reminding us that the future may not be as far as we think.

And so, while we're making our tea or coffee and thinking about which of these wonders we'd like in our garage, we can't help but think that we're living in a truly exciting time for motoring. We witness constant innovation that drives our world forward. Who knows what awaits us around the next bend? But regardless, one thing is certain - it will be amazing, spectacular and of course, brilliant. As always.

That is TOP 10 cars of 2023!

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