Volvo XC60 review: ‘The safest car on the planet’


The new version of Volvo’s bestselling model ticks every conceivable box (and some you didn’t know you had)

Price: £35,655
Top speed: 130mph
0-62mph: 7.8 seconds
MPG: up to 67.8
CO2: 131g/km

The signs over the M8 which run between Glasgow and Edinburgh are never blank. When they aren’t providing information about delays and pile-ups, they offer little reminders to drivers, like “Allow motorbikes to pass safely”; “Leave more space on wet roads” and “Fasten seat belts” (though that last one should be a given really, especially at 70mph on a wet motorway with a motorbike behind you). But I think they are missing a trick. Why not use the gantries to spread more life-affirming messages? How about “You can’t score unless you shoot” or “Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors” or “Phone your mum!”

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