Is Volvo a Luxury Car?

 
Dallas car shoppers interested in a luxury vehicle might be wondering if a Volvo car or SUV will fit the bill. The answer is, yes, Volvo is a luxury car maker.

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Volvo Beginnings

When Volvo first started out, more than 90 years ago, the vehicles produced by this Swedish brand were safe, well-constructed, practical vehicles made for transportation but not so much for show. The automaker's first luxury vehicle, the PV 654, came out in 1933. It offered an upgraded interior and it was powered by a 3.67L six-cylinder engine that delivered 80 to 84 hp.

Becoming the Luxury Car Brand of Today

Over the years, the automaker has transitioned between making Volvo luxury car models and more practical models. In the 1980s, Volvo produced the 760, a boxy sedan without much flair.In 1990, the 960 replaced the 760 and offered a sleeker sedan with a new 3.0L inline six-cylinder engine. This vehicle would serve as the basis for the Volvo S90. In 2006, the S90 was replaced as the flagship luxury vehicle by the second-generation S80 and would stay at the top of the lineup for about 10 years until the 2017 S90 was released.Today, Houston drivers will appreciate that Volvo vehicles like the XC60, XC40, and S60 complete with vehicles from brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lexus, Audi, and INFINITI.

One of the Top 10 Luxury Brands in 2018

The Swedish automaker, which is now owned by Ford, was even named one of the top 10 best luxury brands for 2018 by U.S. News. The review appreciated the "stylish yet simple designs" of their luxury sedans and wagons and noted that Volvo vehicles are some of the safest on the roads today. It also said that "most of Volvo's models were redesigned recently and feature the latest infotainment and driver assistance driving technology."

Enjoy the Luxury of a Volvo Vehicle in Austin

Ready to became the latest owner of an afford, luxurious sedan, SUV, or wagon with top automotive technology, outstanding safety, and plush interior features? Take a look at our new Volvo inventory and our new vehicle specials to help you save on your car purchase. Contact Volvo Cars of Austinonline with questions or visit our showroom near San Antonio for some test drives.

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