Volvo has always been known for producing some of the world's safest cars. However, they've also been perceived by the general public as somewhat boring. That's why in recent years, the Scandinavian automaker has been trying to break free from the social stigma through its latest breed of vanguard Volvos. The road to revolution began in 2002 with the introduction of the chic XC90, which was followed suit by the hot hatch C30 in 2007. Then late last year, Volvo finally unleashed their fiercest four-door yet - the S60 - breaking the brand out of its stale stereotype.
South Korea has established itself as one of Asia’s economic powerhouses. Joining the ranks of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore, they are regarded as the four Asian Tigers. Feeding this hungry tiger’s appetite is a constant influx of wealth coming from its electronics, automotive, and shipping industry, not to mention the growing influence of K-pop music and the overflowing supply of Koreanovelas. The impact of South Korea has surely reached a global level, and their achievements have gone as far as hosting their own leg in the Formula 1 this year. And as if F1 wasn’t momentous enough, they’re working their way to the top of the world with a little help from Hyundai.