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?
You’ve made it this far. That big Volvo is keeping you awake at night and all you require is a nudge over (or away from) the purchasing ledge. We’re always happy to help.
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.
Family adventure for your next holiday? We tested the perfect car for the trip…
Purpose. I’ve uttered this before but it’s one of my fascinations with modern vehicles – do they fulfil the role they were made for? When “Volkswagen” and “Caravelle” popped up on my calendar I knew exactly what to do… organize an epic family road trip into the middle of nowhere.
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.
The exciting stuff
Volvo isn’t really known for red-hot performance cars although brand aficionados and the odd GTi pilot will attest to the rapidity of older Swedish metal sporting “T5” or “T6” badges. In more recent times, there’s been a new sticker adorning sporty Volvos – a cyan blue square with the word “Polestar”.
The legendary status
Talk about a trip down memory lane. When Volkswagen invited us to attend the launch of their new, sixth generation T6 models, the manufacturer hauled out plenty of dusty memories and a few shiny examples of previous models. They even gave it an ad slogan which rightly claims that “legendary status comes standard”.
Anatomie van ‘n supermotor
Wat gee jy vir die man wat reeds alles het? ‘n Volvo S60 T6. Hoekom? Sy BMW 3-reeks en sy Audi A4 en sy Mercedes C-klas is almal al gekaap. Die kanse dat sy Volvo gekaap gaan word, is heelwat minder. Maar die mindere kans beteken nie dat dit ‘n mindere motor is nie; inteendeel, die Sweed hang saam met die bestes uit wat kwaliteit, toerusting, verrigting en prys betref. Saamgevat, waarde vir geld.
One new car, lots of information in random paragraphs.
What you need to know: The Volvo XC60 is a mid-size luxury SUV whose mould is similar to a BMW X5 or Audi Q5. Available with your choice of four engines, two gearboxes, four trim levels, front- or intelligent all-wheel-drive (certain models only), this stylish Swede easily matches its competitors for variety.