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Merry mule hunter Chris Doane, employee of chief mule huntress Brenda Priddy, snagged some pics of Volvo's newest pack-carrying wagon and shipped them over to the folks over at the road which is ever-winding. Let's just say the pictures leave much to the imagination, as the Volvo folks have wrapped it in some of the thickest fascia obscura we've yet seen โ€” and look, it's even got a kinda Pontiac-like symbol โ€” which we think is simply adorable. According to Priddy herself, the all-new Cross Country wagon is slated to arrive as a 2008 model, along with a new V70, and a sub XC90 crossover a wee bit bigger than Toyota's new RAV4.

Darth Volvo? No, It's The 2008 XC70! [Winding Road]

Volvo Builds Concept XC70 for SEMA [internal]