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What are Thor’s Hammer Headlights?

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.

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Drawing of Thor’s hammer amulet

In Norse mythology, Thor is the hammer-wielding god of thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, in addition to hallowing, and fertility. —

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Thor’s Hammer Headlight – S90
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New 2019 S60 headlights
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New Volvo V60

Since the XC90, Volvo has designed and released all their many new models with this headlight shape: the V90, V90 Cross Country, S90, V60 and even the CMA platform XC40.

And now, today (June 20, 2018), Volvo will release the new S60. Guess what the headlights resemble?

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