I met Volvo for the first time in the year 2000. My dad introduced us, both shy and unsure of our futures, on a balmy summer day not long after my 16th birthday. He’d already paid the $500 dowry, and I had little choice in the matter. That rusty 1985 Volvo 740 Turbo would be mine, ’til death do us part.
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.
California regulators have ordered Uber to stop its brand new self-driving ride-sharing service in San Francisco on its very first day of operation for not having a state permit necessary for the program, according to the Associated Press.
As if there weren’t gas stations all over the place or something like that, Volvo announced on Thursday that owners will be able to have gas delivered right to their vehicles by using a smartphone app. Owners can also have their cars taken in for a wash or service, because only peasants do that stuff by hand.
The Volvo XC90 Excellence, the sort of vehicle which exists to convey you not just in luxury and style but taste, looks like the sort of thing Old Money people would get if they ever spent their Old Money on anything but private islands. It won’t cost old money prices, however, setting you back just $105,895 for the…
It’s not quite the full Michael Knight experience yet, but as long as you keep saying “in my Volvo” to your watch, you’ll never be alone again.
The 2016 Volvo XC90 is supposed to be the SUV that gets Volvo back in the garages of the moderately wealthy and abundantly sensible. What do you need to know before you buy an XC90? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
As usual, traffic was apocalyptic on the 10 Freeway. So I cued up the Master of None episode I didn’t finish the night before, pulled out the Greek yogurt I hadn’t had time to eat for breakfast, reclined my seat way back, and relaxed. I may have even dozed off as my vehicle steered its way towards Santa Monica.
Rural Australian drivers don’t really have to worry about psychotic motorcyclists as much as Mad Max you lead you to believe. But they do have a scourge far more deadly; evil beasts called kangaroos. Volvo’s tech to deal with them could be a huge leap in collision-avoidance.
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.
Bad news for walls, telephone poles, and other solid objects — the new Volvo XC90 looks like it can crush you into oblivion.
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.
It’s a wire insulation issue. Seriously people, what’s up with the wiring? Just use more duct tape for crying out loud!
A properly luxurious interior does a few things. It doesn’t just have soft leather, or deep carpets. It removes all the cares of the world outside. It relaxes you, and reminds you of the beauty within. Take one look at the massaging chairs and the beautifully grained wood of the Volvo XC90 Excellence, and tell me it…
For Volvo, the 2016 XC90 is not just a new model, but also the most important step in the relaunch of their brand and a luxury SUV that has to make it big in America in order for them to succeed. Clearly, they couldn't screw this up. They didn't.
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.