Here is it is, the replacement for the S80. It almost didn’t happen but Volvo reconsidered and now there is a meaningful alternative to BMW, Audi, Jaguar and Mercedes.
You’ll notice that the profile is markedly more elongated than the previous cars which themselves were not exactly slight cars. The bonnet has an almost horizontal angle and the surfacing is rather massive. It is out of the same mould as the XC90 meaning it’s going to look very imposing on the road and in the metal.
This post is really about what you find if you go looking for news actively rather than waiting for the PR guy from Wolseley to invite you to lunch in the St Martin’s & Chichester club on Pall Mall.
Vauxhall announced today that they have built a million Vivaro vans in Luton. That is quite a number. What would that look like all stacked up 100,000 by 100,000 by 100,000 vans? Vauxhall is now the UK’s number one van manufacturer.
Ford will return to competitive action at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in 2016 with an all-new generation of Ford GT race car, half a century after securing a 1-2-3 finish at the prestigious race with the iconic Ford GT40 in 1966. I just pasted that out of the website directly. Could I Continue reading “One Million Vivaros and Other News”
There has been some debate here about commercial vehicles. I for one know absolutely nothing about the subject so I thought I’d take a look at some of what’s on sale. I decided to focus on pick-up trucks because it made for a good headline. The first port of call is Ford’s Commercial vehicles department where Ford stock the Ranger pick-up. Among the more workaday versions there is a dramatically loaded version called the Wildtrak. Now, I would love to know why Ford’s website is so obtuse. With my limited patience I found the easiest way to Continue reading “Pick-Up Lines”