I love Volvo’s pair of wagons but this is the first time I’ve driven the V90 without the Cross Country treatment which translates into a car that rides 2” lower. Coupled with the optional air suspension and upsized 20” wheels, the drive is refined and luxurious while at the same time agile and confident. It’s a beautiful blend of comfort and athleticism befitting a Volvo Inscription model. And though it sounds a little funky, Volvo’s T6 motor moves this wagon along quite nicely with a dynamic setting that puts that supercharger to work.
The V90 is Volvo’s flagship wagon. It’s elegantly long, svelte, and beautifully Scandinavian. But you don’t see many of them like this, and by that I mean without the Cross Country specification. This is the less rugged V90 and for the 2021 model year its appearance has been refreshed and it looks absolutely perfect. In Platinum gray with optional 20” wheels the V90 emits an air of estate gracefulness.
2021 Volvo V60 Cross Country Review By Car Critic Steve Hammes. Volvo’s smallest and most affordable wagon has recently received the brand’s Cross Country treatment, meaning it rides higher, is driven by all 4 wheels and possesses a look that takes it into crossover territory. Volvo’s styling game is completely on point, particularly with their car lineup and this is one sharp-looking wagon, accentuated by metallic Crystal White paint and optional 19” wheels. It looks like nothing else on the road and that’s not an easy claim these days.
The new XC40 represents Volvo’s third SUV and is focused on a new expression of Scandinavian design. The XC40 is the smallest SUV offered by Volvo, preceded by Volvo’s largest SUV, the XC90, which is the most awarded luxury SUV of the century. With the introduction of the XC40, Volvo completes its SUV range and offers three of the newest vehicles in their respective segments.
Award winning technology from the 90 and 60 series cars are standard in the XC40, including safety innovations rarely offered among competitors. The Volvo XC40 will be among the safest, well-equipped compact SUVs available.
The new XC40 is the first model on Volvo Cars’ new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which will underpin all 40 Series cars including fully electrified vehicles.
Volvo’s latest generation of vehicles showcases a turning point for the Swedish automaker, highlighted by captivating design, high technology and an aspiration of electric motoring. And this all-new, American-made S60 is just another example of Volvo throwing down the hammer. Volvo has crammed all the goodies into this chic cabin and combined them with a relaxing yet spirited drive wrapped in a gorgeous Scandinavian body.
Volvo Cars has taken a significant step towards its electrification goals with the release of upgraded and newly-developed electrified powertrain options, to be made available across its entire model range going forward.
The company has upgraded its existing T8 and T6 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrains, while at the same time confirming that plug-in options will now be available on every model it produces.