The new big car uses a transversely mounted straight-six engine, unlike all other cars on the road. Unlike previous big Volvos, such as the 740 and 940, it is also front-wheel drive. There will also be no estate version - amazing considering the dominance of old big Volvos in the estate market.
Two models are offered initially - a 2.9-litre, costing pounds 27,630, and a sportier T6, which has 272bhp thanks to a twin-turbo engine, and costs pounds 36,230. Bigger selling five-cylinder models go on sale within 12 months.Reuse content