Thor’s Hammer Headlights

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  Thor’s Hammer is the nickname given to Volvo headlights since the second-generation XC90 debuted in 2015 on the SPA platform. It’s a distinctive shape that, well, looks like a hammer ;-). The headlights got the moniker Thor’s hammer because Volvo is Swedish, and modern-day Sweden was the center of the Viking Age.   In Norse mythology, Thor is […]

What is this new SPA Platform?

Volvo’s new SPA platform is the new foundation of all the new Volvo full-size models. SPA = Scalable Product Architecture It follows the P3 platform in the late 2000s, which followed the P2 platform in the late 1990s, which followed the P80 platform in the early 1990s. The SPA platform is used for the entire […]

Volvo V90 Cross Country

Let the Crossover War Begin, Again Debuting in 2017, the Volvo V90 Cross Country is a mid-sized luxury executive wagon. This and the V90 are the wagon version of the all-new for 2017 S90. The V90 Cross Country is essentially a lifted and ruggedized V90, with greater ground clearance and standard AWD. Compared to this AWD […]

V90 Cross Country Photos

I like this car, but the oversized, low-profile wheel/tires don’t help its looks I’m afraid. They’re a size or two too large, giving the wheels a comic book look. Beyond that, it’s a high-ride-height V90 T6 AWD, which is just awesome. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m glad Geely bought Volvo. See MVS’ page […]