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Volvo XC40 Recharge plug-in hybrid test drive

The Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 is a very likeable thing, and it’s clear that refinement was high on the agenda for this plug-in hybrid model.

Volvo XC90 review

If you want a big SUV that is elegantly handsome, supremely comfortable and able to handle any job with effortless ease, the Volvo XC90 is the best in town.

Volvo S60 review

The Volvo S60 can’t quite match some rivals for on-the-road dynamics but is a high quality, efficient all-round alternative in a more striking visual package.

Volvo V60 Cross Country review

The Volvo V60 Cross Country adds extra versatility to an already impressive estate car. Few SUVs will tackle challenging conditions as effectively.

Volvo S60 test drive

Volvo V60 review

Volvo XC40 review

Volvo S90 review

Volvo XC60 review

Volvo S90 and V90 review

Volvo V40 review

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