Volvo isn’t new to the world of jacked-up estate cars. Its first, the V70 Cross Country, was launched in 1997, and while not every model since has been given the Cross Country treatment, those that have tend to find modest but appreciative audiences. There is little doubt that this new V60 Cross Country will do the same.[Read more…] about 2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country Review: The World’s Most Desirable Estate Car?
What could be more straightforward than driving a car and telling the reader if it’s any good? Like sandwich making or manning a telephone at a call centre, road testing is one of those vocations that can be reduced to a handful of words without actually losing the essence of it. Thing is, when you start looking at it in more detail, testing cars does become somewhat more involved.
Engineering, value and practicality: those are the qualities Skoda believes to be behind its success. Successful it is too, with recent record sales driven by the launch of its pair of SUVs, the Kodiaq and smaller Karoq. A full electrification strategy is around the corner too, with four plug-in hybrid and six fully electric cars due to join the range between 2020 and 2025. However, none of that is to say Skoda has forgotten the role that’s to be played by its smaller, more conventional cars – which is precisely how we find ourselves behind the wheel of the freshly revised Fabia.