2018 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design Test Drive

?2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design? A Youthful Nuevo Volvo Compact Crossover Volvo through the years has produced some interesting vehicles with a multitude of designs, ranging from a dull and boring boxy form through the stylishly innovative P1800, sexy convertibles to the new, exceptionally appealing design of the 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design…

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2015.5 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer It?s been fifteen years since Ford agreed to buy the Volvo automotive company and subsequently it?s been resold to the Chinese automaker Geely. Volvo survived through the transitions with few changes to the product lineup especially in recent years, but during the last year we?ve been seeing signs of a…

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2013 Volvo S 60 T6 All-Wheel-Drive R-Design – Video

There are a total of 9 different models available of the S 60, but this is by far the most beautiful. Run your eyes over the 2013 Volvo S 60 T6 all-wheel-drive R-Design and you will not regret it. Volvo are a company that have a reputation for safety, and in recent years that reputation has been joined with one of performance. The new Volvos are all about the driving experience. 2013 Volvo S 60 T6 All-Wheel-Drive R-Design was introduced last year and delighted enthusiasts and newcomers to the brand. It returns for 2013 with the most powerful six-cylinder currently offered by Volvo. 2013 Volvo S 60 T6 All-Wheel-Drive R-Design has a 3 Lt. turbocharged engine that does not mess around by offering 325 hp That’s 25 additional horsepower from the regular S60 T6 all-wheel-drive and to add to that you can get 0 to 60 in just 5.5 seconds which is .3 seconds faster than the regular T6 all-wheel-drive….

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Test Drive: Volvo R-Design (Part 4)

?Volvo C30? R-Design By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Of the three Polestar modified cars, the C30 feels the most dramatic on the road and much of that is due to its smaller size.? Already one of our favorites for its sporty handling and the styling, which resembles a contemporary version of the P1800ES from the…

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Test Drive: Volvo R-Design (Part 3)

Volvo XC60 R-Design By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Now in its third year the Volvo XC60 is one of our favorite premium compact crossovers.? From the dramatic styling to the world-class safety systems to the strong performance, the XC60 stands out in the crowded category. For 2012, major changes include a new R-Design engine, new…

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Test Drive: R-Design (Part 2)

Volvo S60 R-Design AWD By Barbara and Bill Schaffer One year after the introduction of the S60 T6, which could best be called the brand?s performance leader, the sport sedan gets a boost from the Polestar treatment.? Boasting 25 more horsepower and 29-lb.ft. of torque, the new R-Design version drops the 0 to 60 mph…

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Test Drive: Volvo R-Design

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer After more than 20 years of reviewing new cars, we know we can always count on a new Volvo to have several distinctive characteristics. It will be one of the safest cars on the road The seats will be the most comfortable The styling will be unique Along with these…

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Test Drive: 2012 Volvo C30 T5 R-Design

??Volvo?s C30 T5 R-Design Platinum Polestar? ?Volvo?s 2012 C30 is the smallest vehicle in the Swedish carmaker?s lineup. But don?t let its diminutive stature fool you ? it also may well be the most expressive car in the Volvo stable. Power is courtesy of a 2.5-liter DOHC, 20-valve Turbocharged inline 5-cylinder engine with Variable Valve…

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Test Drive: Volvo S60 R-Design

Yountville, Calif. — Since we started reviewing cars more than 20 years ago, we?ve watched Volvo go through an interesting metamorphosis.? During that time, Volvo has continued to be the undisputed safety leader with a steady flow of innovations.?? Fortunately, for consumers, other manufacturers have embraced much of the new technology with their own applications…

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2012 Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design

?Volvo?s S60 ? all new last year, offers three performance levels for 2012? Yountville, CA – ?Volvo just introduced the S60 T6 R-Design for 2012 ? the latest of three performance levels for the venerable S60, which begs to be ?rode hard and put away wet?. The T6 R-Design AWD delivers more horsepower along with…

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