Showing posts with label volvo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label volvo. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

2020 Volvo XC40 Recharge





Volvo has chosen a very subtle look for its first EV model. Just like the Hyundai Kona, the main visual difference between the gas and electric model is the lack of a proper grille.
Otherwise, this new "Recharge" version looks the same as the regular XC40.
Just a bit cleaner up front, which is always good.
Same thing inside, where the interior is carried over from the gas models.

Volvo claims a range of "at least 249 Miles" (400km). With 408HP.
That all sounds pretty good. 

The new EV is just the first of many. Since "recharge" will actually be a whole lineup.
Volvo plans to launch a fully electric model every year for the next 5 years. 
Apparently, the "recharge" name will also be used for plug-in versions.
Which means there will be a "Recharge" version of every model they make.

No pricing yet. The regular XC40 starts at around $34 000.
I would imagine the Recharge model to be at least $10 000 more.
That would be in the same range as the BMW i3 in the US.




Monday, June 06, 2016

2017/18 Volvo V90 Cross Country

This looks to be part of some color brochure for the new V90 wagon.
Except the car on top is not the regular version.
It does appear to be the upcoming AWD Cross Country version.


Here is a better view.

No surprises here since Volvo has had Cross Country versions of its wagons for years.
(Even the small V40 hatchback get the Cross Country treatment in Europe)
So again, no surprises.

I really like the new V90. I think it looks great, inside and out. And is exactly what a modern, top of the line Volvo wagon should be.

But I am usually not a fan of these raised up "SUV wannabe" versions.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Volvo S90 US pricing.

The all new Volvo sedan will start at $46 950 in the US.
That gets you a 250HP T5 model.
The 316HP T6 model goes for $52 950.

Now, lets compare that to its competition:
-Mercedes E-Class $52 650 (The "old" 2016 model)
-BMW 5 series $50 200
-Audi A6 $46 200
-Lexus GS $45 615
-Cadillac CT6 $53 495

So the Volvo is pretty much in the middle/lower end of the pack.
(I was hopping for a little bit better pricing. )
That also means that the gorgeous V90 wagon will be almost $50 000 to start. Since it is priced at about $3000 more than the sedan in Europe.


Thursday, February 18, 2016

2017 Volvo V90




Another great looking wagon!
And this time, we will be getting it in the US!

It looks fantastic, has the same amazing interior as the S90 sedan. A glass roof.
And even a plug-in hybrid option with a 30 miles EV range.
This could be the perfect family luxury car.

As it looks so much nicer than the blocky XC90.

Not sure about pricing yet, but the "more expensive" XC90 starts at around $45 000.
So maybe this would start at around $40 000?
Which would be a very decent price. Considering the other options in that segment.
The Mercedes E Class wagon starts at around $61 000 (Although AWD is standard in the US)
And the smaller Audi Allroad (An A4 wagon) is over $43 000 (AWD as well)

On another note. To Volvo:
How about better picture of your great looking cars?!

Same thing when they unveiled the S90 sedan.
Grey cars in boring pictures!
Why???

Saturday, January 02, 2016

2017 Volvo V90



 There it is. And it looks ready to go.
A straight wagon version of the all new S90 sedan.

And it looks great! The only weirdness in the sedan is the heavy looking trunk. Which is now replaced by a sleek hatch.
It should be really cool. And also cheaper than the XC90.

I can't way to see this.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Volvo C90

Volvo seems to have copyrighted a bunch of coupe names. Like C60 and even C40.
Which means the next S60 sedan will also come as a coupe, and maybe a convertible.

That would put Volvo right up there with Audi, BMW and Mercedes. Who are offering now pretty much every possible version of their various series.

And, a coupe version of the super good looking new S90 sedan seems like a no brainer.
We already know a wagon is coming.
A coupe and convertible would be a great addition. Matching what Mercedes has been doing with the E-Class.


Thursday, December 03, 2015

Volvo S90 VS.Jaguar XF




 I keep comparing the 2 cars. I know...

But, to me, they are both shocking in their own way.
The S90 interior is shocking because it is so great. And coming from such a "blah brand" like Volvo. A brand that most people had written off. A brand that is not associate with style.

The XF is also shocking. Because how bad it looks.
 And that is coming from a very prestigious brand with a huge history of style and elegance.
The Volvo interior is so good looking. And even original.
It is truly competing with the best in its class.

And,Volvo is saying it will be priced under the $50 000 XC90.
While the Jag starts at $52 000!

Meanwhile, at Jaguar, things are flat and boring. Almost sad.
I mean look at this!

Basically devoid of any style. A coldness that was never associated with British cars before.
( I sat in it, and I can tell you, it's not better in person)
And while Volvo has found an amazing way to display wood, Jaguar seems to be doing its best to hide it.

We have officially entered the "Bizarro World".


Wednesday, December 02, 2015

2017 Volvo S90






 Here it is, finally. The new "big" Volvo sedan, after 10 years of the current S80.
(Which, i must say, aged quite well)
Lower and sportier, It looks much better than the XC90 it is based on.
The interior is even better. Closer to the concept we saw last year.

In real life, the XC-90 interior is superb. It feels like a cocoon in a tank.

Otherwise, nothing crazy here, just very elegant. (Although the rear view seems a bit "heavy")
And still much more original than an Audi A6.
BMW and Mercedes owners will probably stick to their choices, as they usually do.

And it should be priced bellow the $50 000 XC-90 (?)



And look at this!
I posted earlier this door picture from the all new Jaguar XF. (A car that starts at $52 000)
Above it is the new S90.

I mean really. the difference is so amazing that it could be funny.
Or we could be crying about what Jaguar has become...

Friday, November 20, 2015

2017 Volvo S90


 !st official teasers for Volvo's next big sedan.
It will be based on the same platform used by the XC90, which has, so far, been getting great reviews.

Not really a surprise. Since we have seen pictures of the toy version for months now.

Still, a really good looking car. Something different from the German crowd or E Class, 5 series and A6.
And probably much nicer inside than the poor new Jaguar XF. (See "blocky doors" posted earlier)

Monday, October 19, 2015

Volvo V90



 The S90 sedan isn't even out yet, and we already get these pictures of the wagon version, the V90.
It had been rumored for a while that Volvo will be getting a wagon version of their upcoming top of the line sedan.
The car pictured here is, of course, a model. Probably by Norev (Like the leaked sedan pix).

I bet Volvo must be really pissed about this. The toy company leaking not one, but 2 secret models.

I really like this. I do like wagons. And a large luxury one seems great. And this already looks much better to me than the 5 series or E Class wagon.


Here is the concept we saw a while ago.
Which, of course, is so much better.

Still, I think Volvo did a great job adapting the design into a 4 door production wagon.
I can't wait to see the real thing.

Monday, September 14, 2015

All new Volvo S90


More pictures of the toy version of Volvo's upcoming luxury sedan.
The S90 will replace the old S80 next year.
It is based on the all new XC90. And you can see the interior is also quite similar.
Which is fine... But also not as striking as the interiors of the 3 concepts they had shown us a couple of years ago.

The XC90 has been getting great reviews, so this should be quite a contender.

I guess mostly competing with the Audi A6. As well as Infiniti and Lexus in the US.
But, no matter what they say, not really with Mercedes or BMW.
Not because it won't be good enough, but because most Mercedes and BMW buyers don't look at anything else.