Thelma Louise
Specialist Motoring Reporter
3 minute read
11 Dec 2021
10:18 am

WHAT SHE SAID: Volvo XC90 rocks cover version of Hollies classic

Thelma Louise

This smart SUV helps you to fill your lungs with clean air in the smog of Johannesburg.

The updates Volvo XC90's exterior changes were kept to the minimum.

British soft rock band the Hollies had a major hit in 1974 with The air that I breathe. Almost half a century later, this classic is the perfect theme song for the updated Volvo XC90. Like a modified version that was used in rooibos tea television advert ages ago, the lyrics need a slight tweak too to the tune: “Sometimes, all I need is the air that I breathe … and my Volvo XC90.” I know it might – quite ironically – sound as though I’m suffering from oxygen deprivation, but just hear me out. The Swedish carmaker’s updated flagship...