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2021 Volvo XC90 T8-E



PHOENIX — For years, I’ve made long weekend pilgrimages to visit family, explore National Parks, and go on golf junkets, mostly because I love to drive and partly because it’s cheap. Recently, it seemed a certain virus might annul my trip to southern Utah, but restrictions eased just in time for our Bryce Canyon-Zion hiking excursion. We were in luck.

Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar — Luxury and performance



By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(August 9, 2020) Volvo Cars aims to establish itself as a leader in electrification in the coming years, and by 2025 it wants half of its global sales volume to consist of fully electric cars, with the rest hybrid electrics.  While this is a lofty objective, we think based on the still small size of the all-electric segment Volvo might have difficulty meeting its goal without seriously compromising sales.

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country



INDIANAPOLIS — One of my good friends, who owns a Mercedes C-Class wagon with nearly 200,000 miles, recently asked what vehicle she should buy next.  She really wants a new C-Class wagon, but alas, they are no longer imported to the U.S.  She’s not a fan of crossovers, though she could use their soft-road capabilities while keeping track of her family farm.  Then, it came to me.  She’d like the car already in my driveway, the 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country.

Volvo XC40 — An enjoyable crossover

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Volvo has a very impressive three-vehicle crossover SUV lineup entering the third decade of the 21st Century, and we think the newest, smallest and least expensive model — the XC40 — might be the best of the lot. Its fetching good looks, fun-to-drive demeanor, spacious interior, and attractive price for an entry-level luxury car are compelling.

Volvo V60 — Stylish and safe transportation

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The sedan is going away, the victim of low sales in this new era of the sport utility crossover. For those of us who see some advantages in the higher-riding crossover including more cargo hauling capability, but prefer the comfort, handling, and styling of a good sedan there is an alternative and it’s called the wagon.

Volvo XC40 — A Scandinavian treat

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Volvo completed its new three-vehicle crossover SUV lineup this spring by adding its smallest and least expensive model — the 2019 XC40. We think it may be the best of the three, which also includes the award-winning mid-sized three-row XC90 and the compact XC60. The XC40 successfully translates the distinctive look of Volvo's larger SUVs into a smaller package.

Volvo XC60 T8 — Award-winning SUV

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Volvo has promised to electrify its entire lineup of cars and crossover SUVs by the 2019 model year. This does not mean that Volvo has taken leave of its good sense and will make its entire fleet run on pure electricity. What this does mean is a plug-in hybrid version of every vehicle will be available throughout the lineup.

Volvo S90 T8 E-AWD — A Swedish gem

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Last summer Volvo announced that every vehicle it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor putting electrification at the core of its future business. Virtually every car maker is embracing electrification, and Volvo said it wants to be out front offering a wide range of electrified vehicles from fully electric cars, plug-in hybrids and mild hybrids.

Volvo S90 — A world-class sedan

By David Finkelstein

Within the global auto industry, being uniquely different is categorically a "good thing" if you want to attract various buyers and reach out to a larger customer base. Volvo took this philosophy a bit further with the introduction of the premium 2018 S90 four-door luxury sedan.

Volvo V90 Cross Country — Go anywhere in style

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

If a luxury sedan doesn't quite fit your need for interior space and you are one of a few who would rather not drive a taller crossover, but you need the bad-weather or off-road capability offered by a crossover, Volvo has the answer in the V90 Cross Country, a stunning mid-sized wagon that carries the gorgeous design language of the S90 sedan and the XC90 crossover.