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

Volvo to Make HD Standard in All Almost All Models

Because their customers really want to listen to Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me in High Definition Hybrid Digital, Volvo is going to make HD standard and almost every model. And if you think we're joking about that, we'd note they made the announcement in Boston. The list includes S40 T5, V50 T5, C30, C70, S80, V70, SC70… » 11/28/07 10:15am 11/28/07 10:15am

New York Auto Show: Volvo XC70 Tougher and Safer, Less Teal

While Volvo may have given up finishing motorcars in teal leather, their quest for safety has evidently become stronger and more exciting. The designer cited the elegant lines and rippling muscles of the new and improved XC70 as an example of this continued move away from the staid image and iron duke slowness of… » 4/04/07 2:44pm 4/04/07 2:44pm

Geneva Pre-Show: 2008 Volvo XC70 Breaks Out Onto The Internet

Although the show's in Geneva, it seems like the real reveals are occurring out here in the inter-wilds, with the 2008 model of the Volvo XC70 the latest victim of the always-on and always-at-the-ready world wide web. While we sit here and further contemplate the meaninglessness of embargoes, why don't you take a look… » 3/05/07 10:29am 3/05/07 10:29am

What's An Embargo? Volvo V70 Makes A Break Out Onto The Internet

We don't remember seeing a press release on the V70, nor do we remember reading anything about it other than quickly grabbed spy shots and camera phone shots, but apparently the rest of the world knows something we don't. But no longer! The world and Auto Motor und Sport aren't the only folks with the pics and deets… » 2/01/07 3:23pm 2/01/07 3:23pm

Between the Pages: 2008 Volvo XC 70

Carscoop scans the Swedish magazines like nobody's business. Thus, we can get a look at the next Volvo XC70. Judging from the level of doneness — though cautious of any unseen Photoshoppery — this is what we'll see in 2008 when Volvo launches its restyled allroad wagon. Still can't really get an accurate mental view?… » 10/19/06 3:39pm 10/19/06 3:39pm