The station wagon is truly the original crossover. With the driving dynamics of a sedan but a bigger cargo area on the back, an estate (as they call them across the pond) makes a great deal of practical sense. Unfortunately the allure of a higher seating position has left wagon sales in America at an […]
T8 is Volvo-speak for an XC90 that is turbocharged, supercharged, AWD *and* a plug-in hybrid. All at the same time. It’s also Volvo’s answer to shoppers looking for more pep in their three row luxury crossover. Volvo’s new plug in system is also the first step in a full electric future for the Swedish brand. […]
The new 2017 S90 is puts the BMW 5-Series, Mercedes E-Class and Audi A6 firmly in Volvo’s crosshairs. While Volvo still doesn’t have a firm answer for the twin-turbo V8 luxury sedans from Germany, the new SPA platform delivers the luxury, acceleration and handling that 90% of the shoppers in this segment demand. For the […]
Many of you have asked why we bother to review a car we’ve already reviewed based on a few hours at a launch event. The all-new 2016 Volvo XC90 is a textbook example of why more time with a car allows for a more complete review. At launch events, you have no time to perform acceleration […]
How do child seats fit in the new 2016 XC90? What the heck are rear facing top tether anchors anyway? That and more in this video.
In Swedish T8 apparently means: four-cylinders, one turbo, one supercharger, 9.3kWh of lithium ion batteries, two electric motors and 400 horsepower. Check it out…
Volvo seems to be on the long road to recovery. Although sales have continued to slip in the USA, the numbers were up world-wide last year. In an interesting twist, 2014 was also the first year more Volvos were sold in China than North America. That could of course be cause-and-effect since Volvo had been […]
Volvo has always marched to a different drummer and the 2015.5 Volvo XC60 is a perfect example of what I mean. Rather than bottle up the updates and releasing them all at the same time as a new/refreshed model, Volvo likes to make incremental changes year after year. One year we get a new dash, […]
Volvo’s 2015 refresh of their lineup brought new engines to most models, but 2015.5 is all about infotainment. With new internet connected apps and a Volvo On Call update the Sensus system is ready to go toe-to-toe with the big boys.