Volvo XC90 All-round Wonders
SUVS now offer much more than mere rugged practicality, and these examples demonstrate their breadth of all-round capabilities. By Ben Chia
All- new Volvos don’t come round too often, but when they do, they often take a huge revolutionary step forward. Take the XC90, for example. The original proved to be a major breakthrough for the brand when it was launched in 2002, and remained hugely popular for well over a decade. This new one brings the original’s formula of immense practicality and ease of use into today’s era. The classic Volvo lines remain, albeit modernised, and the XC90 cuts an imposing figure with its styling. The interior, which has plenty of space to accommodate seven, offers a clean- cut and minimalist design that is distinctively Scandinavian, with a jumbo touchscreen offering access to all the major controls, and buttons are kept to a minimum in the cabin. A range of engines, with diesel and petrol options, is available, and as with any Volvo, safety features are aplenty to keep you and your family safe on the roads.