DETROIT – Volvo Cars executives like to whimsically point out that the Swedish carmaker’s first SUV actually made its debut in 1953 as a special vehicle for the Swedish military. Affectionately called, “the pig,” it was gussied up Monday and trotted out for the press in bright yellow paint and affectionately renamed “the hogster”. Building on that innovative tradition, Volvo introduces its XC90, the first new SUV since then, and calls it “the next-generation SUV,” ready to do battle with ...

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