Auto Talk: Volvo expanding S60 lineup with T5 all-wheel drive model

Volvo is plugging a gap in its S60 model line by adding a T5 AWD model, according to a report from Car and Driver. As it stands, if you want all-wheel drive with your S60 you need $39,325 for the T6 just to get in the game, and only then you can you start throwing options at it. The all-wheel-drive competition is easier on the wallet: an Audi A4 Quattro begins at $34,175 and the BMW 328i xDrive starts at $37,475. Funk Flex

Auto Talk: Volvo C70 Inscription Will Cost An Extra $3,900

The first quarter of 2012 will see the introduction of the Volvo C70 with the Inscription package. The Polestar-modified hardtop droptop carries a $3,900 premium above the four-seater’s $40,450 MSRP and is “exclusive to the North American market,” although exclusivity in this case appears to mean we get 500 of the car’s 2,000-unit global volume. Funk Flex Find Flex On Google+

Auto Talk: Volvo To Unveil New V40 In Geneva

We like Volvo, from the old boxy but good designs straight on through to the latest S60 mid-sizer. But there’s no denying the fact that the swoopier designs – let’s call it New Volvo – it’s been producing the last several years are more appealing to the masses than its historic bricks. The C30, to our eyes at least, is still an interesting machine. Funk Flex Find Flex On Google+

Auto Talk: Volvo Sketches Out XC90 Successor

Volvo has given the world an idea of what its next-generation XC90 might look like. Make that four ideas. The Swedish automaker has released a volley of design sketches that portray the variety of directions that the company could take with the popular crossover once it goes under the knife. Funk Flex Find Flex On Google+

(Video) Auto Talk: Volvo Concept You

Volvo’s Concept You is long, low and wide, three of our favorite flavors when it comes to sedans. Especially of late, long-hooded four-doors with sweeping greenhouses have been hits on concept and production stages, and we’re fans. The Autoblog team is somewhat split on the nose, though, as some feel the toothy grille stretched across its width makes it look like a certain claymation character. Other AB staffers who don’t find the You’s face as objectionable are content to say it looks a bit inspired by Volvo’s long-running PV models of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. For its part, Volvo says the concept’s styling is inspired by Georg Jensen, a leading Danish design firm. Funk Flex Find Flex On Google+

Auto Talk: Volvo Cars may build North American plant

Volvo Car Corp. may build a plant in North America, CEO Stefan Jacoby said today. Hit the jump to read the rest of the story. Funk Flex

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