Bad Ass family Truckster!

I think this new Volvo SUV should be able to safely transport my family about when it’s time to get a car…. Though I’d probably opt for something other than yellow. vrrrroooom!

Volvo Cars North America showed that basic V-8 power might not be enough for its XC90 sport wagon. A one-off concept vehicle features a 600-horsepower supercharged V-8 engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Getting the power to the ground are Pirelli P-Zero 20-inch tires, mounted on nine-inch-wide alloy wheels. Front brakes are massive 15-inch discs with eight-piston calipers, while rear brakes are 13-inchers with four-piston calipers. Playing off Ferrari’s “prancing horse” logo, Volvo planted a “raging moose” decal on the XC90’s flanks. -Mark Rechtin, Automotive News [AutoWeek]

3 Replies to “Bad Ass family Truckster!”

  1. We bought an XC90 in 2003 and think it a perfect family SUV.

    A NOTE OF CAUTION — our XC90 has developed serious safety problems. In our case, the AWD system malfunctions without any warnings to the driver and causes the vehicle to drive very erratically. The problem was confirmed by a dealer six month ago, but neither they nor Volvo can fix it. Turns out my XC90 doesn’t report any diagnostic codes for the AWD failures. The dealer and Volvo have replaced lots of items, including the AWD transmission, but my XC90 is still broken.

    The Volvo regional manager for my area says all he’s willing to do is keep trying to fix it. He doesn’t seem to care that I’m driving an unsafe example of what’s supposed to be the safest SUV in the world. IF YOU OWN OR BUY AN XC90 MAKE SURE YOU REPORT A SUSPECTED AWD PROBLEM DURING YOUR NEXT SERVICE CALL, or you may be stuck with your XC90 if it develops this problem after it’s out of warranty — just as I am now.

    My proposed Volvo tagline — Safest cars in the world. Unless the one we built you has safety problems we can’t fix. Then you are on your own.

  2. Volvo Cars North America showed that basic V-8 power might not be enough for its XC90 sport wagon. A one-off concept vehicle features a 600-horsepower supercharged V-8 engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. ============ do you have this in right hand drive?

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