Volvo aims at the BMW X1, Audi Q2 and Mercedes-Benz GLA with its own compact SUV. The XC40 has many of the safety and infotainment technologies found in Audi’s bigger SUVs. It will also be the first vehicle to be featured in Volvo’s flat-fee leasing service.
To show off the precision and predictability of their powertrains, Volvo Trucks turned one of their big rigs into a tow boat for a paraglider. Watch flyer Guillaume Galvani and driver Louise Marriott work in perfect harmony to pull off this dangerous stunt without a hitch.
Volvo’s premiere sedan is a stunner, with dramatic, yet clean styling inside and out. Available with a 316hp turbo and supercharged engine, soft Nappa leather, aluminum and walnut trim, a cutting-edge tech, and Bowers & Wilkins audio. Full review on 95octane.
To demonstrate their durability and traction control system, Volvo Trucks put Sophie, a 4 year-old girl behind the wheel of an 18-ton truck, and asked her to drive it through a challenging obstacle course. For safety’s sake, she used a remote control. Thank goodness.
Volvo gives us a glimpse of its future haulers, which will act much like our mobile devices. These trucks can automatically download updates in real time, change their internal specs to suit the job or the driver, schedule trips to the mechanic and more.