Posts Tagged ‘Volvo’
Have a look at Volvo’s stylish new little crossover. This Swedish design has more attitude than most of the brand’s offerings.
When you think station wagons, you usually think Volvo. The V70 is the image of practicality, if not exactly a driving excitement.
You might think that Volvo wagons are desired only by affluent suburban mothers, but think again: my friend Richard, a 38-year-old hair stylist, is ga-ga over this car. As soon as he saw it in my driveway, he gushed, “That Volvo wagon is BEAUTIFUL! I want it! It would be perfect for me and Walter – I could put a crate in the back for him.” Walter is not another man, but rather Richard’s snow white Siberian husky. And I agree, both stylish Richard and handsome Walter would look good in the Volvo V70.
These European Volvos use aero aids to eke out more distance per gallon of diesel.
While Americans fret about miles per gallon, Europeans take a serious look at how much carbon dioxide (CO2) their vehicles emit. Volvo‘s done just that with its new DRIVe range, consisting of specially-tuned versions of its C30, S40, and V50 models. All three produce less than 120 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
Photo Gallery: 2009 Volvo C30, S40, and V50 DRIVe Diesels
Volvo will enter the small luxury crossover market with the XC60. We’ll see it first at the Geneva show in March.
We got our first glimpse of the XC60 in concept guise at the 2007 Detroit show just over a year ago. The S40-based utility will make its production debut in Geneva next month.
Celebrate fifty years of the Volvo wagon, from the PV445 Duett of 1953 to the V70R of 2003.
Golden Gate, Golden Anniversary
Long before the the SUV or the minvan, there was the wagon—and for fifty years, the Volvo wagon has been the quintessence of the breed. Now, as this most recognizable of Swedish imports turns fifty, we celebrate with a look back, from the 1953 Duett to the new V70R. Here, a train of wagons crosses San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge during recent Golden Anniversary festivities.