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First Drive: The XC60 T8 Will Never “Crush” the Nurburgring, and that’s a Good Thing

posted by on 25 August 2017 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

Here’s a little inside baseball. Before journalists go on a press trip to drive a new car—say, a Volvo XC60 T8 plug-in hybrid like the one I just came back from Denver to drive—press agencies are out there trying to find the best hotels to stay at, the best restaurants to eat at, and, crucially, […] More…

Driven: 2018 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD

posted by on 15 July 2017 in Reviews and Road Tests Volvo News

After a successful eight-years in the U.S, the first generation XC60 continues to generate 30% of Volvo’s global sales. More than one-million XC60s have been sold globally. This is a tremendous accomplishment and speaks volumes about the popularity of the vehicle. Volvo wanted to build on this success, and so began the re-imagination of the […] More…

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country Review

posted by on 30 June 2017 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

Volvo’s cars are all full of surprises. They have clever windshield wipers, handy safety technology and none of its cars seem to sweat the small details. Sure, they’re a bit quirky – the Swedish automaker seems to be chasing something a bit more niche than just the usual luxury customers that Mercedes and Audi are attracting, […] More…

REVIEW: Pearl’s RearVision – The Rear Anti-Collision System

posted by on 9 June 2017 in Reviews and Road Tests

Each year new technologies improve safety and enhance the driving experience of Volvo vehicles. However, tech-related features and options available within vehicles today become outdated within a matter of months and just a few years from now the technology gap will be even more significant. To bridge divide, technology companies such as Pearl Automation, Inc. […] More…

Driven: 2017 S60 and V60 Polestar

posted by on 30 May 2017 in Reviews and Road Tests

In 1965 Joginder Sign won the Safari Rally with the Volvo PV544 and when Volvo’s 242 “Flying Brick” swept the competition off the racing circuits of Europe on its way to become the Group A champion the reputation for being a boring car was erased. It was not until the mid-1990s, when Volvo entered two […] More…

Driven: 2017 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Inscription

posted by on 6 May 2017 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

Since the launch of the XC60 during the 2010 model year, the compact luxury crossover received a cosmetic refresh for 2014 and during 2015 Volvo integrated the 2.0 four-cylinder Drive-E engines and eight-speed transmission. While the XC60 is the oldest model in the fleet, it remains Volvo’s second best-selling vehicle behind the all-new XC90. The […] More…

First Drive: 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country

posted by on 3 May 2017 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” The 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country has been designed to reconnect people with their true passions and to live their lives to the fullest through amazing journeys. This Scandinavian sanctuary truly inspires rediscovery in a manner unique to a wagon and unique to Volvo. […] More…

2017 XC90 Inscription Driven

posted by on 15 March 2017 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

When the redesigned XC90 launched in 2016, it was more than just a second generation of Volvo’s popular full-size SUV. The all-new XC90 represented Volvo’s wager on its future with the first of their new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) modular vehicle platform. Would there be mass adoption in this highly competitive segment? One year later, […] More…

2017 Volvo V60 Polestar Review

posted by on 6 December 2016 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

The Volvo-Polestar folks are experts in leaving impressions. A few years ago, I drove the S60 and V60 Polestar vehicles, and to this day, they linger in my memory for their brilliant styling, aggressive performance and popping personality in comparison to their more reserved stablemates. I wish those memories were only positive, but I still recall […] More…

Review: The XC90 T8 Still Shines with Age

posted by on 2 November 2016 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

When the Volvo XC90 first hit the streets everyone was impressed. It was elegant and lithe and promised a new era at Volvo. Freed from the economic pressures of parent companies only interested the bottom line, the manufacturer could finally think outside the box and make the car they truly wanted to. Their design served […] More…