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Weekly Recap For 2.19.16

Video of the new Volvo V90 wagon, the Renault Alpine Vision Concept, and more. Greg Migliore reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute Weekly Recap.
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[00:00:00] It was a busy week in cars with a lot of hot metal. Let's jump right into it.

Volvo revealed the V90 wagon this week. Now this is the third vehicle off of Volvo's scalable architecture following the S90 flagship sedan, and the XC90 crossover. It includes features like semi-autonomous driving, and the new Sensus infotainment system. The engine lineup will be led by a gasoline plug-in hybrid packing about 400-hp and a range

[00:00:30] of 30 miles on electricity. It goes on sale in the United States in 2017.

The new name of the Alfa Romeo SUV will be called the Stelvio, which is the name of an Italian mountain pass in the northern part of the country. CEO Sergio Marchionne let the name slip this week, according to Auto Express. The crossover is expected to go on sale in the United States in 2017, however, it has been delayed.

Renault is bringing back the iconic Alpine name.

[00:01:00] This is a name that pretty much has been dead since 1995, although it has been used for some racing efforts. The vehicle we've seen so far is called the vision concept and it closely previews what we think will be a Cayman fighter. It's a compact, lightweight, intense car that we think is gonna be a lot of fun to drive. Now we have no indications on this car for the US market, but Renault doesn't sell cars here. So don't hold your breath.

Those are the highlights from the week that was. Be sure to come back this Saturday

[00:01:30] for my full recap where I'll have more insight into Alfa Romeo's potential return to Formula One. For Autoblog, I'm Greg Migliore.

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