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20 Years Of All-Wheel Drive With Volvo

Volvo Cars, the Swedish manufacturer, is celebrating twenty years of mechanical All-Wheel Drive (AWD). Volvo cars are well known for what’s apparently called ‘framkomlighet’ in Swedish – the ability to get you wherever you want to go – regardless of the weather conditions. Continue reading

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The Volvo V40 R-Design – Ha en säker resa.

When you’ve done a big shop and stowed the bags in the boot of your average car, isn’t it irritating to get home only to find all the groceries strewn about like the aftermath of a grenade strike. Tins rolling around, packets splitting open and a lost root vegetable that has bounced to oblivion to rot and to smell. Wouldn’t it be good if some car maker came up with a nifty idea to stop that happening? That would be fantastic, that. Enter, stage left, the Volvo V40 D3 R-Design Pro. Continue reading

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Volvo XC90 And The Kitchen Sink

The all-new Volvo XC90 is a mighty, yet manageable, motor. In entry-level Momentum trim – and when I say ‘entry-level’ I mean the Volvo definition of ‘entry-level’ at £50,000 including options – it is a car for all reasons and all seasons. As luck would have it, the car’s arrival coincided with a DriveWrite break, so a few days away with the family unit ensued. Continue reading

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New Concepts from Volvo

Volvo Cars have unveiled two new concept cars that move the Swedish brand in a new direction and mark the official launch of its global small-car strategy. The newly revealed 40 series concept models demonstrate for the first time how Volvo plans to expand into the large and lucrative global market for premium small cars with a range of vehicles that combine bold exterior and interior design with industry-leading connectivity, electrification and autonomous drive technologies. Continue reading

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DriveWrite Favourite – New Volvo V60 Polestar Available Soon.

Volvo have announced the launch of the quickest car it has ever made – the new 367hp Polestar V60 estate. Sprinting from to 62 mph in a scant 4.8 seconds, it is limited to a top speed of 155 mph, powered by a specially enhanced version of Volvo’s award-winning four-cylinder Drive-E powertrain. Continue reading

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Volvo S60 – In At The Business End

With the proliferation of hatchbacks available these days it is hard to see the appeal of saloon cars, like the Volvo S60 D3 SE Lux Nav featured here, in the family car market. Certainly, it is family-sized with a roomy interior and a deep boot that will swallow 380L of luggage but without the wide-open aspect of, say, the V60 hatch models and I would hazard a guess that sales will be limited. The appeal of this car lies in my view firmly in the executive business car bracket. Continue reading

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Volvo Polestar Performance Parts

As I am, this very morning, in receipt of a very smart Volvo S60 for a week of Swedish comfort cruising, I feel honour bound to mention that Polestar, Volvo’s sporting cousin, has introduced a whole new line of high-performance products called Polestar Performance Parts, which offer, they say, even more driving pleasure to Volvo drivers. Continue reading

Volvo V60 Polestar – Heavens Above

Polestar, DriveWrite Automotive blogOver time I have had the pleasure of driving several of the current range of Volvo cars. They have all been uniformly excellent for most needs, as you would expect from this company, but if you really like to drive – if you really, really like to drive – then the driving dynamics might come as a slight disappointment. These cars are built for comfort and safety, not performance; until now that is. Continue reading

Volvo XC70 – A Deliberate Choice

Volvo XC70, DriveWrite AutomotiveToday’s car, as the title suggests, is the Volvo XC70 which is basically a jacked-up V70 Estate with skid-plates, some body cladding and all-wheel drive. Before it arrived I was looking forward to the car but as the week went by I became less enamoured. This model has been around variously for a few years now and, although one shouldn’t fix what’s not broken, it is starting to look its age. Continue reading

Road Trip – The Volvo XC60 And A Pilgrimage To Lincolnshire

In the Thirteenth Century, Gwenllian, the baby daughter of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd – the last native Prince of Wales – was transported to a life of confinement at a Lincolnshire priory upon the orders of dastardly King Edward 1st after the death of her father in battle. In the interests of my daughter’s forthcoming book on the subject, DriveWrite planned a pilgrimage to learn more. Continue reading