We brake for shooting brakes!
Over the past day we’ve literally received an email, alerting us to a supposed Volvo “goof.” Volvo, it was said, had inadvertently unveiled the 2019 Volvo S60 in an internal video, and the world was beginning to talk. Unfortunately, it’s not a secret new Volvo at all.
Today’s inspiration: a Volvo 242 running last year’s Salpausselkä Ralli in Finland that refuses to crash, no matter the odds, no matter its mistakes.
Hi. Hey. How are you? You seem well. You look, and you’ll excuse me for being a little forward here, like you could use a 1962 Volvo Amazon for $550.
We talked plenty about the new Volvo XC60 yesterday—it’s loaded with new driver-assist tech, there’s a number of powertrains, including a T8 hybrid with 407 horsepower. Fine car. Well, Volvo also wanted to show off how this thing performs if it winds up in a crash. Check it.
Fresh off its infusion of sweet, sweet Chinese cash, Volvo was brilliant to release the new XC90 ahead of its new S90 sedan and V90 wagon. The SUVs are what the people are buying now, and you gotta give the people what they need. Meet more Swedish SUV goodness in the form of the 2018 Volvo XC60.
They might not have those wonderful seats any longer, but Volvo said this week that the new 2018 XC60 is going to boost the Swedish automaker’s standing in the self-driving tech field by equipping the SUV with some serious autonomous gadgets to, ostensibly, make drives safer.
Are sports games not your thing? Or, perhaps, are you too disappointed with the world around you to even pay attention to them—or anything else, really? This guy, too. Things appear to be so bad, in fact, that he deliberately brought in the owner’s manual for his Volvo and read it during a basketball game.
The Volvo S60 and XC60 will soon be dead and gone, victims to the People’s Most Glorious Revolution over at Volvo. Soon all of Volvo’s seats will be different; perforated and multi-contouring, but in the end, not as good. Let it not be forgotten that for one brief, beautiful moment, Volvo made the best seats the world…
If we were to fall through the ice, the Swedish instructor said, we should flash our lights so that people on the shore would be able to see us.
Volvo will sell you a very sleek and stylish 2018 V90 wagon, but you will have to order it. The starting MSRP for some Swedish longroof goodness is just under $50,000, but once you start checking option boxes this can be one pricey wagon.
I’ll let you in on a little secret you might not know about: around here, we loooove wagons. We love the styling, the utility, the quirkiness and—most of all—how they break away from the SUV and crossover craze that has consumed American roads. The new Volvo V90 is a lovely wagon, but face it, in the U.S. it’s…
Autonomous driving is the future, and automakers are trying to barrel toward it as quickly as possible. But how the technology will function for everyday consumers, not just Tesla enthusiasts, is more of a question mark right now than the technology itself. Volvo wants to change that.
In case you needed a palate-cleanser after all those boring crossovers.
I am of the opinion that carmakers should never skimp on interiors because that is where most car owners actually spend the majority of their time. Volvo makes some of the finest leather-and-metal inside bits in the business, and Tesla wants in on some of that sweet luxury feel. So it poached Volvo’s chief interior…
If Chrysler could make the Prowler work, why couldn’t Volvo have done the same with the 2005 T6 Roadster concept? Really makes you think.