The Volvo XC70chero Brings The Dream To Sweden

There's a stanza in a Stephen Malkmus song that goes "And the trashed young Scandi mistook me for a Swede. her slurred medieval accent was like a puddle at my feet. You could see chopped tobacco in her teeth." This made us wonder if Swedish people actually were into chewing tobacco and, by extension, if there were… » 5/13/08 12:05am 5/13/08 12:05am

Chicago Auto Show: The Volvo XC70 SR Surf Rescue Vehicle, For When Hof…

Somehow we missed this XC70 SR at the SEMA show last year, overwhelmed as we were with things covered in pink carbon fiber. Unless you've passed out due to blood loss from a shark attack, you'll notice the five-inch lift and 20-inch wheels. While the XC70 SR sports the ubiquitous (on concept trucks) LED lightbar, it… » 2/07/08 2:30pm 2/07/08 2:30pm

Volvo Safety System Makes Assumptions About Your Beverage Preferences

If there is one thing that really grinds my gears, it's when an inanimate object judges me and makes assumptions about my lifestyle. A new safety feature to be included in the 2008 Volvo V70, XC70 and S80 will flash a coffee mug in the middle of the tachometer when it senses your driving is impaired. Despite… » 2/05/08 2:30pm 2/05/08 2:30pm