Review and Test Drive: 2019 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription

The Volvo S90 – first unveiled in 2015 – continues to stand apart when it comes to design and passenger comfort four years later.  The striking exterior seems as fresh as it was at launch and the interior continues to be a benchmark for tasteful and functional design.
The S90 – the Swedish automaker’s flagship vehicle – comes with two powertrain options: the T6, which we drove, features an inline four-cylinder …

Automakers Tell Trump Not to Weaken Tailpipe Emissions Standards

Automakers Tell Trump Not to Weaken Tailpipe Emissions Standards

The U.S. auto industry – which had asked President Trump to relax pollution standards shortly after his inauguration – is now warning that his efforts to reduce tailpipe emissions are going to create instability for the automakers themselves.
In a letter released on Thursday and signed by 17 companies including General Motors, Ford, and Toyota, the automakers warned the administration that the fallout from his plan to all but eliminate Obama-era …

Volvo to Limit New Vehicle Speeds to 112 mph Starting Next Year

Volvo to Limit New Vehicle Speeds to 112 mph Starting Next Year

Volvo announced that, starting in 2020, the top speed of every new Volvo will be 112 mph (180 km/h).
The move is part of the automaker’s Vision 2020 program, which focuses on zero fatalities.
Volvo feels that, even with every currently available safety feature, technology alone won’t protect against injury in cases where speeds above 112 mph were involved.
“The problem with speeding is that above certain speeds, in-car safety technology and smart …

CES 2019: The Coolest Technologies and Gadgets from the Show Floor

The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show opens its doors on Tuesday but the show’s media Days on Sunday and Monday brought myriad announcements and new products and cool gadgets of high-tech wizardry.
Apple is opening its services up to television manufacturers including LG Samsung, Sony, and Vizio, partnering with them on iTunes, AirPlay 2, and HomeKit.
Samsung said its smart TVs this year will support Apple iTunes for movies and television shows via …

United Airlines, Hilton, American Airlines, Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, Hertz, Kempinski, and Four Seasons Named Winners of the 2018 GlobeRunner Awards

United Airlines, Hilton, American Airlines, Air Canada Virgin Atlantic Airways, Hertz, Kempinski, Four Seasons, oneworld, Lufthansa, and Volvo have been named best in class by the editors of Frequent Business Traveler.
The results of this year’s awards, recognizing the world’s top airlines, hotel groups, car rental agencies, and automobiles, were announced on Wednesday by Jonathan Spira, Frequent Business Traveler’s editorial director, at the magazine’s offices in New York City.
In lieu of holding …

Review and Test Drive: 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD Momentum

The Volvo XC40 was first unveiled in September 2017 and was fast tracked into production by November 2017. Most notably, the XC40 is the first in the Swedish automaker’s 40 Series of vehicles and is the first to be built on the new CMA modular small car platform.
Unusual for a Volvo, the XC40 has rather funky styling that puts its personality on display as opposed to the Scandinavian minimalist look …

Review and Test Drive: 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 E-AWD and T6 R-Design

Those not in the know might assume that the typical Volvo wagon driver is a retired college professor, or perhaps a dentist somewhere in New England. Starting with the introduction of the storied automaker’s Scalable Product Architecture and the S90 sedan, Volvo is the epitome of Scandinavian cool, that image has become obsolete.
The new XC60 exemplifies this trend and we spent several weeks with two different XC60 models – the …