There's a lot to like about the Volvo XC40, but by the time you've chosen a chunky engine and plumped for a few modest options, it's not hard to find yourself staring at a price tag of forty grand. Thing is, reign it all and you can park an XC40 T3 on your drive and still have change from £30,000.
I guess you could say the Volvo V60 is the company's spiritual heartland; the premium family wagon. The thing is, there's a reason we all used to buy estate cars, one we hope people remember before too long - they offer all the practicalities of an SUV, but with none of the downsides.
Building on its long-running expertise in rugged, off-road capable family estate cars, Volvo has unveiled the latest addition to the line-up, the new V60 Cross Country.
Reflecting the continuing fall in popularity of diesel, Volvo has made its T5 petrol engine available in its S90 saloon, V90 estate and XC90 SUV ranges.
I'm a fan of the Volvo XC60, the new XC40's bigger brother. Trouble is, it's a little pricey. Not surprising, then, that my interest was well and truly piqued when the XC40 slotted in well below it. So, I ordered one. And then so did about 80,000 other people. Here's why.
With apologies to The Wizard of Oz: ding, dong, diesel is dead. Or so we're being endlessly told, anyway, with diesel's market share now at a 17-year low. So what are we supposed to do? Thankfully, there is an answer, and it comes in the form of our old friend, petrol. We spent a week with a Volvo XC60 T5 to see how it fared.
Watch our video review of the new Volvo XC40.
The Polestar 1, the recently revealed high-performance hybrid GT Coupe from Volvo's electric spin-off, Polestar, is now available to pre-order in 18 countries - including the UK.
It should come as no surprise that the new Volvo XC40 has been named 2018 European Car of the Year, the first time a Volvo has ever claimed the crown.
The new 2018 Volvo V60 has been officially revealed, ahead of its first public appearance at the Geneva motor show next month.
Recognising the shift in buyer's interest away from diesel, the Volvo S90 saloon and V90 estate can now be ordered with a 190hp petrol engine, dubbed the T4.
Watch our Volvo V90 Cross Country Video Review.