Volvo

2007 Volvo V50 | new car review

The Volvo V50 was launched in early 2004, along with the S40 sedan, as a somewhat larger estate evolution of its V40 predecessor. The design language and the specification level now harmonises more closely with the larger Volvo V70 estate car. Whilst sharing many of its components with the S40,…

2008 Volvo S40 | new car review

Still only in its second generation, the Volvo S40 has already won many accolades around the globe. While all this is fine for world markets, in the Middle East it comes up against the 3 Series, C-Class and A4, making life that much tougher as brand perceptions and loyalty rank…

2008 Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 is a SUV that’s based on the S80 sedan. The base powerplant is a 3.2-litre inline six-cylinder engine while the top version packs a stronger 4.4-litre V8 engine. A six-speed automatic transmission that can be shifted manually is standard across the line. The XC90 can seat up…

2007 Volvo S60 | new car review

The 2007 Volvo S60 has its sights firmly set on sharpening its already sporty profile. The optional front spoiler has been redesigned to get a more pronounced and protruding contour at the bottom. On some variants the entire front spoiler, including the sills and rear lower bumper, are colour coordinated…

2008 Volvo V70 | new car review

The estate range is the quintessence of this sober Volvo identity. Sporty to look at, spacious for the family – that’s the essence of Volvo’s V70. Currently in its third generation, the new V70 was unveiled by Volvo last year. Though it looks similar to last year’s model, the five-door…

2007 Volvo S80 | new car review

The top of Volvo’s  S (Sedan) Range, the S80 follows the Volvo policy of being offered in no fewer than four sub-derivatives, Comfort, Premium, Prestige and either Sport or Executive packages. The basic differentiator between the S40, S60 and S80 are engines and performance, with the 40 being the least…

2008 Volvo S60 | new car review

Last year Volvo gave the S60 a minor face-lift giving a sharper look to its already sporty profile, and the same has been taken into 2008 as well. The S60 was the very first Volvo to feature a more fluid look as against the stereotyped boxy Volvo’s and this trend…

2007 Volvo V70 | new car review

The current Volvo V70 has been around for quite a while so we can expect a revision in the next year or two. It is the second generation of the V70 model, developed to secure Volvo’s position as a leading manufacturer of medium and large estate cars. The Volvo V70…

2008 Volvo S80 | new car review

Easily the best-looking Volvo in more than a generation, Volvo’s flagship S80 is luxurious, roomy and safe. Volvo designed the S80 to compete against the best on offer from the competition from all corners of the globe, which includes BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Jaguar, Infiniti, and Lexus, to name but a…

2007 Volvo XC70 | new car review

The Volvo XC70 is a station wagon with a difference! Featuring electronically controlled All-Wheel Drive, it has the ability to make its way on very poor roads, even when towing a horse-box or boat trailer. The XC clearly stands for ‘Cross Country’ but the XC70 is a very different vehicle…

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