Byline: Sue Mead, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
As a natural evolution of Volvo's first front-wheel-drive model, the 850, this Swedish automaker introduced the all-wheel-drive XC70 station wagon for the 1998 model year.
A decade later, the third generation 2008 Volvo XC70 reaches a market now familiar with the term "crossover" due to overwhelming success and increasing competition in this segment.
The newest model gets safety, technology, and design upgrades and is a more capable player in the backcountry.
Popularity of sport-utility-derived crossovers has prompted Volvo to embolden the XC70's exterior design for 2008.
In contrast to …