Ah, the go-anywhere, all-weather estate car. Volvo practically invented the concept when they all-wheel-driverised the V70 back in 1997 and slapped a Cross Country moniker on the tailgate, prompting the German competition to launch Allroad, Alltrack, and a slew of other ‘All’ models. So, with the V60 consistently appearing in Volvo’s top three best-sellers, it makes sense to bestow it with the full-on all-weather treatment.
Watch our video review of the 2016 Volvo V60 Cross Country.
Forward-thinking Swedish manufacturer Volvo is working with technology partner Ericsson to develop systems that can provide stutter-free media streaming for use in self-driving fully autonomous cars.
Set to make its official debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January before arriving in UK dealerships during the summer is this, the new 2016 Volvo S90.
Watch our video review of the 2015 Volvo V60 Polestar.
As a fully licensed-up teenager in the 1990s I spent my weekends trudging from one race circuit to another to follow the escapades of the BTCC, the British Touring Car Championship. In those days, the field was mostly made up of Vauxhall Cavaliers and a smattering of BMW 3-Series. But in 1994, a mild-mannered Swede rolled up to the Thruxton start line in a Volvo 850. Everyone thought it was a joke, because this 850 was an estate. Seemingly inspired by those bonkers events 20 years ago, the company has teamed up with its motorsport partner to create this, the Volvo V60 Polestar...
Volvo has wheeled out a variety of changes for the 2016 model year, with most centred around the introduction of new Drive-E engines for much of its range.
Volvo's newest rufty-tufty models, the S60 and V60 Cross Country, are now available to order. Prices start at £30,195 for the V60 Cross Country, with the S60 kicking off at £33,695.
There's just no getting away from the fact that the executive/family saloon segment is dominated by the Germans, with the BMW 3-Series now more ubiquitous than anything with a Ford badge. That's all well and good, as they're a fine car. But it does create something of a problem: what do you do if you don't want to look like an angry executive? As it turns out, the company responsible for creating the world's safest Labrador transport has got us covered, in the form of the Volvo S60...
Watch our video review of the 2015 Volvo S60 D5 Polestar.
Watch our review of the 2015 Volvo XC60 D4 Auto R-Design.
Edward Cullen might seem an unlikely poster-boy for a Swedish car manufacturer, but it certainly worked well for Volvo. The twinkly-skinned vampire lead of the Twilight films started off with a rakish C30 before upgrading to an XC60 for New Moon. The Volvo XC60's job was to attract younger buyers. Hollywood tie-ins aside, has it worked?