Volvo XC90 – Second Generation

A close look at Volvo’s hugely important new SUV See the second generation XC90 Forum here. The new Volvo XC90 — second-generation of Volvo’s flagship — was introduced to much fanfare for the 2015 model year. The first 1,927 vehicles sold were available only by special digital order, and were individually numbered and specially badged […]

Volvo Recalls 2016 & 2017 Cars for Seatbelt Safety

S60, S90, V60, XC60 and XC90 Go In For Belt Fix Automotive News: “Volvo is recalling about 74,000 U.S. vehicles for an issue that might cause a seat belt to inadequately restrain passengers in a crash. The recall impacts each Volvo S60, S90, V60, XC60 and XC90 vehicles from the 2016-17 model years, Volvo spokesman […]

The Four is Faster Than the Eight

I’m writing this post because it’s very rare that a Volvo has the attention of the wider auto enthusiast imagination. I’ve been waiting for 15 years for this, and now with the new XC90, S90, V90 (I just automatically typed “V70” there out of habit and had to correct it) and recent Polestar models, I have […]

Volvo XC90: The Next Generation

Good to see Volvo is keeping up with the rest of auto manufacturers in reversing a 30-year automobile weight gain trend. Weight is half the MPG battle, and it’s difficult to pull off because car generations can be a decade or longer, and shedding weight without starting from a clean sheet is problematic. (The current XC90 generation is entering its 12th year of production!)