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2016 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD

Text and photos by Cor Steenstra The XC60 on the exterior seemed to be a face-liftet version of an older design, certainly compared to our most recent S60 T5 evaluation. Though the design is clearly dated in it's main body lines, the new snout and changes to the rear made it clearly a family of the S60. I personally think ...

The Awesome 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription – In all Colors of White

Text and photos by Cor Steenstra I must admit that I was floored. The Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription's first impression was of a big V8 SUV in the line of the similar products from GM and Ford, oversized gas guzzling mammoths with a forced hint of luxury that really was not. Og how wrong I was. This is by far not one of those ...

2016 Volvo S60 T5 Inscription

Text and photos by Cor Steenstra I have to admit that it has been quite a few years since I last drove a Volvo. For full disclosure, I was employed by Volvo's Dutch subsidiary Volvo Car B.V. in the Netherlands at the beginning of my design career, and after leaving them for Mercedes-Benz in Germany, I have not driven a ...

Volvo Trucks – How (NOT) to design a completely new truck range

I have to admit that I am in shock after seeing this video, and I think a lot of other truck companies are very happy to see this. Volvo Trucks have removed their iconic  and holy diagonal from their grilles, and placed them as a mere decoration on an artificial peace of plastic under the window. In essence THEY HAVE REMOVED ...

Volvo Air Motion

[singlepic id=4295 w=640 h=480 float=center] By: Chris Benjamin, Dean Bakker, Steve Goodrich, Bjorn Wessman, Doug Frasher, Dean Shaw, Geza Loczi Imagine… A vehicle lighter than a Formula 1 racing car... Experiencing the adrenaline rush of carving through the canyons with up to three friends… Not using a ...

More Moves: Peter Horbury leaves Ford back to Volvo and will be replaced by Moray Callum

Ford Motor Company today announced key changes to bolster vehicle design leadership at both Volvo Cars and Ford’s Americas operations. Peter Horbury executive director, Ford Americas design, will return to Volvo as vice president, design, based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Horbury will replace Stephen Mattin, who has ...