Volvo

2008 Volvo C30 | new car review

The smallest and the newest addition to the Volvo line-up in the region, the C30 is definitely big on guts. Be it in the styling front or the way the hatchback is packaged, it is the kind of a car that will feel at home in the hands of a…

2007 Volvo XC90 | new car review

The Volvo XC90 was launched in early 2002 as the first purpose-built SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) to come from Volvo Cars. It is also Volvo’s first seven-seat car since the 1940s. It has electronically controlled All-Wheel Drive, giving it the capacity to forge ahead on very poor roads, but is…

2008 Volvo C70 | new car review

The C70 is two cars in one – a coupe and a convertible – with room to seat four adults in comfort. This smart looker features a three-piece retractable steel hardtop which at the press of a button, can raise or lower in less than 30 seconds. The C70 follows…

2008 Volvo XC70 | new car review

Described elsewhere as a station wagon on stilts, Volvo’s XC70 picks up where the last generation left off. The XC70 is the latest generation in capable on/off road vehicles from this Swedish automobile manufacturer. For those of you shopping for a car with all the attributes and versatility of an…

2007 Volvo S40 | new car review

The Volvo S40 was launched in autumn 2003 as a somewhat larger sedan evolution of its Dutch-built predecessor. The design language and the specification level harmonised more closely with the larger Volvo S60. The aim was to give customers large-car properties in a compact format and with clearly sporty overtones.…

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…

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