GOTHENBERG, Sweden – In developing the new XC90 SUV, Volvo Car Corp. says it wanted to create a vehicle with all-wheel-drive capabilities that maintains the company’s safety heritage. “We wanted to build a car that is very predictable, one that should be easy to drive and feel safe,” says Hans Wikman, project director for the XC90 that goes on sale in North America in October. “We did not want to make a large car that you have to carry around with you all the time.” Volvo touts XC90’s ...

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