Thursday, 29 September 2022 05:31

Volvo XC40 review

The Volvo XC40 is a comfortable and stylish small SUV that has some pleasing practical touches and a lot of Swedish cool VerdictThe Volvo XC40 is a strong contender in the market for small premium SUVs. It’s not a revelation on the road, but it strikes a decent blend of comfort and cruising refinement, and offers premium SUV appeal in…
Friday, 02 September 2022 07:08

Volvo XC40 Electric review

Pure-electric powertrain suits Volvo’s smallest SUV PROS 408hp model has rapid acceleration Maximum official range of 270 miles Same boot and cabin space as standard car CONS Expensive Limited info on digital gauge panel Not that entertaining to drive The pure-electric Volvo XC40 Recharge bolsters the SUV’s already widely electrified model range. On top of the EV, you have a…
Friday, 26 August 2022 04:41

Volvo XC90 Recharge mixture survey

"The Volvo XC90 Recharge is beautiful, lavish and alluring yet it's not the most prudent enormous half and half SUV" An opponent for the Mercedes GLE half and half, Audi Q7 TFSI e, BMW X5 xDrive45e and other huge extravagance mixture SUVs, the Volvo XC90 Recharge is a petroleum electric cross breed that plans to consolidate the reasonableness and solace…
The verdict: The 2022 Volvo V90 Cross Country stands out in the sea of luxury SUVs as a sleek, sophisticated alternative, but some aspects of its driving experience and touchscreen system aren’t up to luxury standards. Versus the competition: Luxury wagons have been in retreat, but the ones that remain, like the Audi A6 Allroad and Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain, follow…
Added batteries, a tweaked turbo four, and a more potent electric motor deliver more power while doubling all-electric capability and lowering emissions. One of the distinct advantages of the auto industry's current moment of record profitability is the ability it gives carmakers to invest in truly worthwhile upgrades during mid-cycle refreshes. Witness Volvo's plug-in hybrids, specifically the latest version of…
Friday, 22 October 2021 04:12

Volvo C40 Recharge review

New small electric Volvo offers good looks, acceptable range, strong performance At a glance New price £57,400 - £57,400 Lease from new From £717 p/mView lease deals Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards View pre-2017 economy specs PROS Excellent performance Surprisingly practical Comforable seats and ride CONS Expensive to buy Rivals eclipse it for range Doesn't feel as special…
The verdict: Volvo’s five years of experience building plug-in-hybrid SUVs seems to be paying off, as the Recharge T8 version of the 2021 XC60 luxury compact SUV is as well rounded in its plug-in aspects as the gas version is in every other way. Versus the competition: This will soon change, but the XC60 T8 has few direct competitors, though…
Warmer in winter and always cooler than ubiquitous leather. Why does everybody want a leather interior? These days even cars that aren't lined with cow mostly get swathed in petrochemicals longing to pass for cow, with euphemistic marketing handles ranging from the generic leatherette or vegan leather to trademarked monikers like BMW's SensaTec, Mercedes' MB-Tex, and VW's V-Tex. Some of…
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The latest news from the world of the auto industry

Volkswagen has recalled nearly 80,000 electric vehicles due to a software glitch that causes the screens to remain off. This applies to the US, whose National Highway Traffic Safe...