Test Drive: The All-New 2016 Volvo XC90

The highly capable seven-seater SUV draws on Scandinavian design heritage and delivers on expectations

An hour outside of Barcelona in a sleepy seaside town that only sees action a few months of the year sits the culmination of an $11 billion dollar investment. Volvo‘s 2016 XC90 is the product of not just the global investment that came from Chinese automotive firm Zhejiang Geely Holdings, in many ways it’s a consummation of Swedish design ethos in car form. The Gothenburg-based …

Volvo’s Vision 2020: The Road to Safety

In five years, the Swedish automaker aims to have no deaths in its new cars: here's how they're getting there

Automakers face countless challenges when setting the goals they want their cars to achieve. Balancing interests between emissions, power, luxury, style and safety all weigh heavy in the minds of decision-makers. While some brands have a reputation for redlining speed or tight handling, no one comes close to Volvo‘s reputation for safety. For decades the Gothenburg-based automaker‘s cars have been synonymous with road-tested safety and …

A World First in Safety: AstaZero

Sweden's testing grounds tucked away in a remote forest usher road safety into the next generation

Sweden is home to a rich design history where the principle that form follows function is felt in everything from fashion to public transportation. A key focus of the Swedish auto industry—spearheaded by Volvo—and indeed the country as a whole, is safety. In 1997 the government embarked on Vision Zero Initiative, with the goal being a highway system free of deaths and serious injuries. Volvo …