Not long ago, the Rivian R1T electric pickup engaged in a very public bit of development testing as a support vehicle for “Long Way Up” — the trip Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman took on Harley Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles from Ushuaia, Argentina, to Los Angeles. Next month, the R1T enters the realm of competition testing by competing in the Rebelle Rally, the all-female navigation rally held over 10 days and 1,243 miles in the sandy, rocky hinterlands of California and Nevada. The team behind the wheel will be pilot Emme Hall and navigator Rebecca Donaghe, who won last year’s Rebelle Rally driving the then-new Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
Day: September 15, 2020
The 2021 Volvo XC90 is the biggest vehicle in Volvo’s lineup, serving up three rows of Swedish luxury. It’s an attractive crossover that’s instantly recognizable as a Volvo, serving as the flagship that led the brand’s revival a few years back. Volvo offers choices galore with the XC90, whether that be through trim levels or powertrain options. None of them are distinct performance models in the vein of the BMW X5 M or the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63, but the XC90’s appeal isn’t held in 0-60 mph times and freakish handling.
Instead, Volvo focuses on what it does best: Safety, efficiency and classic styling that makes us swoon. It’s spacious and cosseting when fully decked out. And while the price can rise quickly, Volvo has entry-level versions that are attainable and priced below the competition. Despite this generation