Think Volvo and what comes to mind? Sweden? Of Course. Safety? Naturally. Svelte? For sure, in a minimalist Ikea-kind-of-way. But, there’s more to Volvos these days. There’s Smart, as in brain-child technologies, and thoughtfulness about people and the planet. Now there’s even Sexy, particularly with Volvo’s “R” performance variants and its award-winning, turbo-charged T6 engine that will rock you with head-snapping power, but delight you with ingénue.
And, when you combine slightly sexy with smart, safe, svelte and Sweden, you get the refreshed-for-2012 Volvo XC70. It’s the automotive world’s equivalent of the pencil skirt: polished, conservative and even a bit hot when it’s sashaying down the street.