2007

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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 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…

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…

2007 Volkswagen Passat | new car review

The long-lived Passat (33 years this year and counting!) received its most recent makeover in 2005, so don’t expect any surprises this year. Those with long memories will realise that this is the sixth generation Passat – and unquestionably the best, carving out a serious niche for the company in…

2007 Volkswagen Phaeton | new car review

The Phaeton is Volkswagen’s first attempt at building a large sedan that is luxurious enough to compete for attention with other established German luxury car makers. It has been in the Middle East market, where it has received a mixed reception, for around three years. When they began work on…

2007 Volkswagen Polo | new car review

The Polo is one of the most successful and versatile small cars in Europe and it has once again raised the bar with a new engine/gearbox combination that makes it the first vehicle in its class to have a six-speed automatic gearbox with gear ranges which are closer together for…

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