Two Top Class Wagons – Mercedes E220d AMG Line Estate and Volvo V90 D4 Inscription


Does anyone still want an estate car? The inexorable, illogical rise of the SUV and its crossover cousin might have displaced it as the default family car, but in a year bookended by rude shocks – the death of David Bowie, the ascension of Donald Trump – there’s something reassuring about the humble station wagon. … [Read more…]

Blonde Ambition – Volvo S90


New 5-serios rival comes no more stripped back than this: front-wheel drive, sub-200bhp diesel, non-air suspension. And still it’s brilliant With drive-free rear wheels, mechanical springs (albeit of a novel composite and transverse leafy nature at the back) and a lowly four-cylinder diesel behind that strik­ing, P1800-inspired grille, the new-generation family Volvo comes no more … [Read more…]

Volvo V90 D5 AWD


Large estate arrives in its most potent diesel form and with all-wheel drive The V90 marks the return of the classic big Volvo estate, albeit remodelled for modern tastes. Together with the S90 saloon, the V90 follows the XC90 in continuing the Chinese-owned car makers reinvention. Volvo UK’s policy is to keep its model range … [Read more…]

Volvo P1800


There has never been a Volvo like the P1800, for this was a one-time flight of fancy by the sober Swedes, who already had a reputation for building sensible sedans. As a sports car the P1800 certainly looked stunning, every sensuous curve and lean line suggesting athletic prowess. But under that sharp exterior was most … [Read more…]

Volvo C70


The first generation Volvo C70 was rolled out at the 1996 Paris Motor Show, with buyers able to choose between a handsome two-door coupe or a pretty four-seater cabriolet when the model line went on sale in 1997.

Volvo YCC


What sort of car would a woman design? This was not just a matter of passing curiosity to Volvo — more than half its US buyers are women and in Europe female sales have also been growing steadily.

Volvo P1800 – 1961

Volvo P1800 - 1961

Forever associated with the TV Saint, the Volvo P1800 was well publicized by its appearance as Simon Templar’s wheels in The Saint, starring Roger Moore. In fact, Volvo supplied several P1800 coupes for the long-running production, each in turn wearing the number plate ST 1, after Jaguar refused to offer an E-Type.