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Went out to move my Volt after it completed charging and there's a 2018 Volvo XC-90 PHEV. According to fueleconomy.gov it has a 21 mile EV range.

I don't think Volvo has changed their boxy styling since the 70s.
 

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It will slowly transform to look more Chinese since they own it. Right now, this is their way of getting their feet wet and gain American support for Chinese autos.
 

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It looked so much like a 1970s and 80s Volvo that I had to double check that Volvo hadn't been making PHEVs since then.
 

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I think Mercedes, too, is doing a pretty good job of retaining the stodgy '90's look for many of their sedans. If they keep selling I suppose that is the correct marketing approach, and it's better than "new for the sake of new" changes that so often are a step backward from nice initial designs.
 

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Went out to move my Volt after it completed charging and there's a 2018 Volvo XC-90 PHEV. According to fueleconomy.gov it has a 21 mile EV range.

I don't think Volvo has changed their boxy styling since the 70s.
Are you sure it's a 2018? My brother in law has had the XC-90 PHEV for quite some time. I think they started shipping in late 2015.
 

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I test drove a 2017 XC90 T8 PHEV and it was awesome. Only 10 miles of electric range on the 2017.

I have to say....the one thing about that fully loaded car was that it was damned comfortable inside. Looks kind of eh on the outside....but the seats were so comfortable. Kind of makes up for the subpar look.

The price tag of 90 - 100K would keep me away from it though. I am lucky to not need that much space.
 

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I test drove a 2017 XC90 T8 PHEV and it was awesome. Only 10 miles of electric range on the 2017.

I have to say....the one thing about that fully loaded car was that it was damned comfortable inside. Looks kind of eh on the outside....but the seats were so comfortable. Kind of makes up for the subpar look.

The price tag of 90 - 100K would keep me away from it though. I am lucky to not need that much space.
I don't know where you're getting the $90-100K number. The XC-90 starts at $64.9K (though this web page has a typo of $46.9K, wish that number were true)

https://www.volvocars.com/us/build/hybrid

Surprise, surprise, it looks like the XC-60 and S-60 are also now hybrid. Now if there was only a V-90/60 cross country wagon hybrid...
 

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XC60 - XC90, not much difference in looks really. Not too bad but the range is underwhelming. The price? Not underwhelming.
One is a 7 seater, the other is a 5.
 

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Are you sure it's a 2018? My brother in law has had the XC-90 PHEV for quite some time. I think they started shipping in late 2015.
Could be a 2017 but it was brand new and had temporary tags on it still.
 
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