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2023 Volvo XC90 Recharge eAWD Ultimate Bright

For a veteran Volvo owner from the late 1960s the transformation of the brand is a bit of a Rip Van Winkle story. Or to update it to the reality TV age, maybe an Ambush Makeover episode.

While retaining design cues of the old line, Volvo has updated rugged reliability from the stalwart old Swedish wagons to create the stunning XC90 three-row AWD SUV, acclaimed for several years as the top offering in its class.

The visual first impression of the XC90 puts Volvo on par with top-tier premium luxury carmakers. Subtle sculpted quality highlights precision fit and finish, complex LED lighting front and back, and exudes confidence.

A major difference between the heritage era of Volvo and today, especially in the new Plug-in hybrid gas combination is the power off the line. With a 2 liter turbo intercooled I-4 engine rated at 312 horsepower, a rear wheel drive electric surge combines for a stirring 455 horsepower.

A long standing pioneer in auto safety, Volvo goes big on bling and “gee whizz” infotainment technology to help support prices up to $79,000.