Faced with the prospect of a six-hour, 375-mile drive over a broad variety of roads, through a multitude of weather conditions, one could make far worse choices than the Volvo XC60 T6 AWD R-Design. Boasting all-wheel drive, comfortably supportive seats, and a handsome exterior that doesn’t draw undue attention, the XC60 R-Design is exactly the tool needed for a long distance, high speed run.
It also works very well as a day-to-day around town conveyance.
Throughout its existence, Volvo has cultivated a reputation as a safety-first car company. Nowhere was this more apparent than in the designs it chose for its vehicles throughout most of the 20th century. One cinematic parody of Volvo back then summed the company up in the following sentence; “Volvo, boxy, but good.”
Lately though, the Swedish carmaker has demonstrated more sensual proclivities. Suddenly, the lines of its designs flow. The bodies have a forward leaning rake to them as if they’re leaning into the wind. And perhaps most significantly, there is an explosion of horsepower and torque from smoothly silken turbocharged inline sixes.
Volvos have become—dare we say—sexy?
Yet, the cars are still safe, making them the rolling embodiment of… (At this point we’ll leave you alone for a moment to make the connection between safe and sex in your head.)
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