Since the late 1940’s, Volvo became famous as basic, do-it-all, last-forever cars. They were the automotive equivalent of L.L. Bean’s Duck Boot; no one’s idea of pretty, but utterly reliable for decades. Lately, the cars have evolved into technological trendsetters in the world of EVs. Volvo Mild Hybrids utilize electric motors coupled to a gasoline engine that eliminates the need to plug in to recharge. Plug-In Hybrids allow drivers to select either a gasoline engine or an electric motor to power the car, while Battery Electric models run solely on battery-powered electric motors. The XC90 T8 Twin Engine AWD Crossover evokes the classic Volvo lines of what we used to call a station wagon. Sized to haul the entire family and a week’s worth of luggage in comfort, the XC90 runs emission-free in electric mode. For longer drives, enable the turbocharged 2-liter gasoline engine to tap into 400-hp of power going to all four wheels. If the goal is a family vehicle for any and every occasion, without going for a boxy gas-guzzling SUV, the XC90 is the answer; VolvoCars.com.
Grand Banks yachts are iconic due to classic looks, practical design and the ability to go as far as the owner cares to venture. The new GB 54 does all that, while managing to sneak in a few high-tech improvements.
Mr. C Residences Coconut Grove is a contemporary take on classic European living. It is Old World sophistication and modern comfort infused with the Grove’s maritime tradition, and four generations of the Ciprianis’ perfectly serviced lifestyle experience.