Volvo has come a long way from the boxy look of twenty years ago. Like most other brands they’ve moved into into the SUV market with gusto and their latest, the XC40, was launched here in Australia in May. We drive the top of the range R-Design with Launch Edition packaging.It’s a similar external design […]Read More 2019 Volvo XC40 R-Design Launch Edition.
Winning the Wheels Car Of The Year (COTY) Award was once a huge affair and allowed car companies to trumpet the win to all and sundry. Such is the nature of the award that winning it is still prestigious but no longer as widely spread as it once was. To that end though, both Honda […]Read More Awards Time for Honda and Volvo.
It’s a nice thing, as an independent writer, to get a vehicle that has visual appeal and plenty of chops underneath. It’s even better when that car is an award winner. The 2018 spec Volvo XC60, starting at a pinch under $60K, is definitely one of those and with a range of trim levels and […]Read More Car Review: 2018 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design
The Swedish car company renaissance continues with the Volvo S90 being released in late 2016. A long, lithe, well proportioned machine, it places the S90 firmly in the large luxury saloon mix, and has both the British and German based manufacturers clearly in its sights. A Wheel Thing reviews the Volvo S90 D5 Inscription. The […]Read More 2017 Volvo S90 D5 Inscription: A Wheel Thing Car Review.
In an earlier test, A Wheel Thing had the then brand new Volvo XC90 up against Audi’s Q7, with the German narrowly taking the win. Since then, Volvo’s R-Design group have waved a wand over the XC90, an award winning car, with its 2.0L turbocharged and supercharged four cylinder 400 Nm/235 kW powerplant, adding some […]Read More 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design Polestar Optimised: Car Review.
A Wheel Thing was fortunate enough to have the stars align and be given the keys to two new range toppers: from Sweden comes the 2016 spec Volvo XC90 Inscription and from Germany the 2016 Audi Q7 Quattro. Similarly priced, similarly sized and similarly specced, it’ll come down to personal preference for a potential buyer […]Read More Car Review: 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription vs Audi Q7 Quattro.