The New Volvo V90, Your Cure for the Common Crossover
Fast Lane Daily | On 22, Feb 2016
And as the heavens parted, there was a family hauler bearing no resemblance to an SUV, crossover or minivan. The 2016 Volvo V90 is the long-since-leaked but nevertheless welcome wagon (see what we did there?) joining the XC90 SUV and S90 sedan atop Volvo’s redrawn food chain. For a class of contrarian car-buyer in the U.S. that has resisted the siren call of the crossover, it is a moment pregnant with validation.
Why should a station wagon’s arrival be so heralded? Crossovers have run roughshod across dealer lots. SUVs are marauding through city and suburb. There may be no more retrograde vehicle choice in 2016—at least in the U.S.—than a station wagon. And yet here is the V90, in all its bluff, square-backed beauty.