Volvo XC60 T6 vs V90 Cross Country D5

There you are, standing outside your local Volvo dealership after close of business and that stunning blue XC60 you had your heart set on is parked next to a cool grey V90 Cross Country. Dang it, which dotted line do you sign on?

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Sprint Review: Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 AWD

A new car, lots of information in short paragraphs.

What you need to know: Volvo isn’t exactly well represented in Namibia (or southern Africa, for that matter) but that doesn’t stop us from adoring them. That’s right, every member of the NamWheels office is a huge Volvo fan and, given the opportunity, will gush about the Swedish modernity and great road manners.

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Padtoets: Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 Inscription

Om te streef na perfeksie

Nie te lank terug nie was Volvos gekenmerk as bokserige en oud-modiese voertuie. Iets wat nie werklik aanloklik is vir elke motoris nie. Wel, met die nuwe V90 reeks is hierdie seining beslis op sy kop gekeer. Nie net lok dit almal se oë op die pad nie, maar kom die kar in geheel baie naby aan perfeksie.

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Sprint Review: Volvo V60 Cross Country

A new car, lots of information in short paragraphs.

What you need to know: The Volvo V60 is an estate car, no doubt about it. South Africans hate estate cars because they think of them as hearses. Volvo’s been clever by nailing some off-roady bits to a normal V60 and calling it “Cross Country”. You see? No more undertaker! All lifestyle, ready for your mountain bike trip…

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Sprint Review: Volvo V40 Cross Country T4 Geartronic

A new car, lots of information in short paragraphs.

What you need to know: The Volvo V40 is a stylish and modern mixture between hatchback and estate, blessed with a talented chassis and wide array of superb engines. “Cross Country” means exactly that – it can cross parts of the country but (at least in this guise) is not a 4×4 or even all-wheel-drive.

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Sprint Review: Opel Adam Rocks

A new car, lots of information in short paragraphs.

What you need to know: The Opel Adam is a modern, stylish and compact city car in the mould of Audi’s A1 and the desirable Mini. Arriving rather late to this party of trendy runabouts, Opel even named it after its founding father and gave it plenty of style and proper technology to stand a fighting chance.

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Tested: Audi A4 Allroad TDi

The clever estate

So you live out in the sticks but the roads never deteriorate enough to warrant a wonky 4×4. Perhaps you already have such a vehicle and long for a decent station wagon. Maybe the one you fancy is a butch estate which can also deal with a nasty middelmannetjie. This car could be Audi’s new A4 Allroad.

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