We’ve just managed to snag our first example of the new Volvo XC90 stateside, and already I think I’m feeling the heady vapors of that which the Swedes would call förtjusning. Well, that what Google Translate says it’s called, anyways.
Every review of the new Volvo XC90 has been a drooly love song, and people seeing these things at dealerships seem to agree. Volvo’s already beaten the XC90’s global sales target for the entire year.
Look at this baby. Look deep into his confused, cosseted eyes. He is not just a mere baby. He is a baby of Excellence. Or his leather-and-metal clad throne is Excellence, or something. Anyways, Volvo’s calling it the Excellence Child Seat Concept, and it’s the Swedes idea of the car seat of the future.
To say that the 2016 Volvo XC90 is a big deal for the Swedish brand is kind of an understatement. It's the vehicle that will usher in a new era of design, technology, safety and luxury for Volvo, all while hopefully giving their global sales a much-needed boost. In this country, that will all start at $48,900.
Safety is a science-based religion at Volvo – its founders named “humans” the most important part of a car in the early thirties. Their latest project, Vision 2020, set the goal of eliminating death in all of their new cars in five years time. For most companies that would seem utopian nonsense, but this is the…
What can you do when you don't like the hidden side of the storage compartment's lid in the third row of your brand new SUV, but you can't add anything to the already finished tooling because of costs? You cut more out of it, in the shape of a cute spider, for the kids!
While many of us grouse about the inevitable decline of big-displacement motors with lots of pistons, it's also hard to see the present as anything but an amazing time for engine technology. And with their new High Performance Drive-E Powertrain concept, Volvo has something truly incredible up their sleeves.
While Volvo is not going to build a more powerful XC90 than the 416 hp T8 plug-in hybrid, the R-Design is here for those looking for at least the pretense of a sportier SUV.
If you wanted to get a new Volvo XC90 as soon as possible, you had to buy one of the 1927 First Edition cars sold through their website. Turns out you only had 47 hours to get one.
Minus the armored ones. Still, the Swedish say six years from now, nobody should get killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo. Is that even possible?
Volvo's next rolling living room will hit US showrooms in April starting at $48,800. Don't hold your breath for diesels or a manual gearbox, but the most powerful plug-in hybrid T8 is coming to America, with Apple CarPlay and Android support to follow soon.
Thanks to (what appears to be) some some trigger-happy comrades at Autoblog.nl, a huge amount of images of the all-new 2015 Volvo XC90 have leaked. Here they are, and the important-to-Volvo SUV looks to be modern and with a big emphasis on interior styling.
Tomorrow morning, I'll be at the 2015 Volvo XC90's global reveal just outside of Stockholm. Any questions?
The Swedish want the 2015 Volvo XC90 to be one of the safest cars on the market. That's why the new car has run-off road protection, auto braking at intersections and about 40 per cent of its body made of ultra-high strength steel. Talk about a cannonball that seats seven.
Volvo engineers must be wizards because their new Twin Engine drivetrain translates to the top of the range XC90 T8 having 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque with CO2 emissions of around 60 g/km. That's better than the Prius and its 91 g/km of emissions.
The 2015 Volvo XC90 is here and with it, the Swedish carmaker’s new interior design that’s not only stunning but clever too.