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2010 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD: Bulletin From Sweden

September 10, 2010

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Photo Editor Kurt Niebuhr just returned from Sweden, where he picked up a Volvo C30 T5 that he'd purchased through Volvo's European delivery program. He had a nice time in Gothenburg, he says.

Most of the delivery program patrons were American, he says. Most of them were picking up some version of the XC60, which has become the Volvo model that you see most often in America. Just as the Volvo station wagon used to be the default Volvo in this country a decade ago, the XC60 is now the most frequently seen signature of Gothenburg.

Funny thing, though. Niebuhr says that the only kind of vehicle he saw on the Swedish road was the station wagon. Tens of thousands of them, all brands. He says that he once spent a half hour driving south from Gothenburg and saw nothing but wagons for 30 minutes.

What is it that Swedes know about utility vehicles that we don't?

Michael Jordan, Executive Editor, Edmunds.com @ 21,470 miles.

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