2019 Volvo XC40 Crossover: Like a geek in a Swedish rumpus room

Volvos were like the nerdy little kid you knew in elementary school who was incredibly smart and sensitive, dressed like a geek, and was overly-protected by his parents – a reliably safe kid who seriously needed to have some fun….

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2018 Volvo XC60 drives through the night

We drive into the night, my family and I. We’ve been visiting my grandmother and uncle, taking them to dinner. My daughter is buckled and nestled into her into her car seat; my husband settled into the right front throne….

First drive: All-new 2018 Volvo S90, V90 prove the Gay 90s have returned

The Gay Nineties have returned–at least for Volvo. If you’re fortunate enough to enjoy your nineties, however defined, you really should do it with style and flair, assuming all your money isn’t going to health insurance.  Many people think of…

First drive: 2018 Volvo XC60 is Ab Fab and fast, with stealth and show-pony spirit

The near future will be electrified, according to Volvo. At a recent presentation in Denver, engineers from Volvo spoke about how the self-driving electric car is not too far in the future, and Volvo plans to be among the key…

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.