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Auto123.com’s most read stories of the week (July 2-8, 2017)

Here are the top 5 news, car reviews, and features that caught your attention this week…

The 2018 Ford Mustang loves burnouts, and that includes the base 2.3L EcoBoost models, which will be available later this year with the same track-exclusive electronic line-lock feature as the V8-powered Mustang GT—in both 10-speed automatic and 6-speed manual versions. The demo featuring Formula Drift Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. is quite impressive.

The Canadian division of Hyundai chose La Belle Province for the media launch of its new 2018 Hyundai GT—a choice undoubtedly influenced by the great popularity in Quebec of compact hatchbacks. This market segment is in fact more crowded than ever before. Read our first impressions!

Nissan has announced that its next-generation LEAF will be officially unveiled on September 6. As the world’s top-selling electric car, the LEAF continues to draw plenty of attention.

Another major news this week came from Volvo: All of its new cars and SUVs starting in 2019 will be fitted with electric motors, thus completely ending its manufacture of vehicles powered by gasoline-only or diesel-only engines. Learn more about Volvo’s electrification strategy.

The new 592-hp Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is the most powerful and most extreme production car in the company’s history. Check out a superb video that explores step-by-step the transformation of the Jaguar XE into the SV Project 8, as well as another in which Simon Butterworth, head of design at Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division, provides some more details about the new model.

Volvo's T8 Twin Engine model range
Photo: Volvo
Volvo's T8 Twin Engine model range