Are you in the market for an SUV? Statistically, you certainly should be. Realistically, if size and price aren’t of great concern to you, I highly recommend you narrow in on the big seven-seater Volvo XC90.
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.
Imposing. That’s the word a neighbour finally settled on after an extensive inspection of our latest test car. “It’s a big car but they’ve hidden the sedan’s bulk quite well.” Other words that pop up during our lengthy look at this car are “graceful”, “stylish” and “modern”. This is the new Volvo flagship sedan, the S90.
Volvo’s new flagship sedans impress
I’m starting to feel like a broken record but am happy to repeat this joyful tale as often as necessary… Volvo went from a bleak future to new ownership (Geely) and superb products. After the 40 and 60 Series, the Swedes tackled their XC90 and reinvented a whole range – this new S90 sedan is part of that.
A whole lot of impressions, very few words.
What’s it about? Volvo have got canny with presenting a big SUV with a small 2litre, 4-cylinder engine and making it so stylishly desirable and fantastic to drive that you’ll want one… if you’re happy to pay the hefty price tag that is. We tested the T5 Inscription, an upper power level version of the new XC90 and were suitably impressed.
The great anticipation
I’ve been so looking forward to testing the latest offering from Volvo. There’s been massive hype around the launch and I was privileged enough to get an early insight into this rather impressive SUV during August of this year, but it’s always even better to be able to poke around, fiddle with new knobs and dials and really get to grips with a new vehicle during a test week.