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, […]
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 […]
Volvo’s first foray into the small luxury crossover market looks like it’ll be a big hit. With class leading performance, more standard equipment than the Germans, a price tag that’ll take notice and attractive styling the only question we have at Alex On Autos is: can Volvo build enough of them?
Volvo’s newest CUV is also their most impressive in several ways. Since 2016, all Volvo’s new products have been closely related so when the XC90 proved to be a solid luxury SUV, it was logical it’s close relatives would be tough competitors as well. The new XC40 on the other hand uses an entirely new […]
The 2018 XC60 is more than just a pretty face, it’s also a seriously great luxury crossover. This all-new Volvo is class leading when it comes to comfort, performance, efficiency, and even luxury options. Topping it all off, it’s also an incredibly good value coming in less than the comparably equipped competition and having a […]
When Volvo announced the new XC60 was coming, I was worried that the design of the XC90 wouldn’t translate well and that the engineers would de-tune engined and cut back on interior quality. Those worries however were totally unfounded when the XC60 finally landed. Think of this as the XC90’s mini-me with a little S90 […]
Join me as I take Volvo’s 2015 V60 wagon out for a spin in the desert. It’s been several years since Volvo sold a non-XC wagon on our shores and the V60 is certainly causing a stir.
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 […]
While I wouldn’t normally have compared a plug-in hybrid Volvo to a performance Audi, we had the opportunity to drive them back to back and film them together. While they aren’t really the same sort of luxury crossover, I can understand why folks might cross-shop them as they appeal to different sides of my personality. […]