This chunky-looking beast is the new Volvo XC70, unveiled today (5 March) at the Geneva motor show.
The new XC70 is based on the latest V70 estate, but like its predecessor the suspension has been jacked up and the body clad in tough-looking plastic.
Power comes from a choice of a 2.5-litre turbodiesel engine with 182bhp or Volvo's Welsh-built 3.2-litre 235bhp straight six petrol.
The diesel packs 295lb ft of torque, and in six-speed manual form hits 60mph in 8.8sec. A six-speed automatic gearbox is optional. The petrol car comes only with the automatic gearbox, which helps it to 60mph in 8.1sec.
Volvo says the new XC70 is 15 per cent stiffer than the old one, which should help it to provide a more engaging drive on the road. The previous car at times felt like a V70 on stilts.
More attention has also been paid to the new XC70's off-road ability. Standard four-wheel drive uses an electronically controlled clutch to distribute torque to the wheels that need it most.