Volvo inscribes its future in the suave 2017 Volvo S90

What kind of future will Volvo have? That’s the question many asked nearly a decade ago when American Ford sold Swedish Volvo to Chinese Geely. The super sweet XC90 crossover was the first indication, and it was a stunner, taking…

The 2017 Volvo XC60: A one-size-fits-all crossover?

Volvo has tried to keep wheel-to-wheel with its competitors, but it seems the luxury brand has been on the outside looking in as of late. The 2017 Volvo XC60 is a luxury compact crossover that slots below its big brother,…

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2017 Volvo XC90 rules from China to Sweden (video review)

Even the key fob is a work of art, leaving a first impression of the XC90’s specialness. When Ford sold Volvo to China’s Geely nearly a decade ago, it was not known if the Swedish automaker would survive, thrive, or…

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2016 Volvo S60 Inscription: From China, With Love

I remember standing with a friend at the Detroit auto show about a decade ago when the Chinese automaker, Geely, announced plans to sell its cars in the U.S. Having witnessed the rise of Hyundai and Kia, I didn’t laugh,…

2015 Volvo V60 Blows Turbos Toward Lamborghinis Past

When I was an auto-loving geek-nerd in high school, I dreamt my future family would be carted about in a Volvo turbo wagon.  They were the coolest.  In the day, there were ads comparing the quick haulers to Lamborghinis.  Sure,…

2014 Volvo S80 Makes You Wanna Change Your Mustard

The S80 is the uppity granddaddy of the Volvo family of vehicles that accommodates five-passengers, but in actuality, only four adults can fit comfortably in the sedan. The car has been freshened up to compete with other luxury running dogs such as the Acura TL, Cadillac CTS, and Hyundai Genesis. It’s been Botoxed and Juvédermed, with a new grille pattern and more prominent Volvo badge, new bumpers, LED cluster daytime running lights and redesigned taillights.

2013 Volvo T6 R: A Rebel Swede

When I first saw the Volvo S60 T6 R in Rebel Blue, I thought I was either going to fall in love with the color or shield my eyes — maybe both. My partner bounced from the former to the latter very quickly, but me? I like a polarizing hue and hoped the rest of the car was just as rebellious.

2011 Volvo XC60 Road Trip Adventure

I Take Myself, My Editor and a Volvo XC60 On a Long and Well-Deserved Vacation The XC adventure began with a flight to LA on a Sunday where I was promptly shipped to the Weston hotel and forced to eat…

2011 Volvo XC60

Safe. A Volvo must be safe. It doesn’t matter if the subject of the safety wand is a big sedan, compact wagon, or mid-size crossover like the XC60. Now gripped in Chinese automaker Geely’s chopsticks, the very-Swedish Volvo proves it…

Best Family Car of 2009

Joe Tralongo – 2010 GMC Acadia A variation on my pick last year, the Acadia (and its sibling twins the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave) is still, in my view, the best family hauling CUV on the market. It offers…