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Volvo, Polestar Considering Formula E Entry

posted by on 22 August 2016 in Motorsport News News

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Volvo is eyeing the Formula E race series to promote its electrified models. The Swedish automaker is currently part of the advisory board for the FIA race series and a spokesperson recently confirmed to Autocar that although there are no immediate plans to enter Formula E, it remains a possibility for the brand. Volvo wants to sell […] More…

Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop autonomous driving cars

posted by on 19 August 2016 in Volvo News

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Volvo Cars, the Swedish premium car maker, and Uber, the world’s leading ride-sharing company, are to join forces to develop next generation autonomous driving cars. The two companies have signed an agreement to establish a joint project that will develop new base vehicles that will be able to incorporate the latest developments in AD technologies, […] More…

Volvo Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the 144

posted by on 15 August 2016 in Volvo News

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If it were an album, it would be gold. Volvo’s 140 series was its first to ever sell in the millions and Volvo is celebrating that fact ahead of the 144’s 50th anniversary. The 144 took the motoring world by storm with its classically handsome, Scandinavian good looks. Thanks to the 140 series, Volvo could […] More…

Volvo Posts Thirteen Months of Consecutive Double Digit Sales Growth

posted by on 3 August 2016 in Volvo News

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ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Aug. 2, 2016) – Volvo Car USA, LLC, (VCUSA) reported U.S. sales of 8,584 vehicles, a 52.8 percent increase versus July 2015 and marking the thirteenth consecutive month the company posted double digit sales growth. Year-to-date sales are up 29.3 percent year-over-year. Sales for the month of July were led by the award-winning […] More…

Volvo Plans to Have Autonomous Car by 2021

posted by on 22 July 2016 in News Volvo News

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You’ll be able drive along the highway without touching the steering wheel or the gas pedal within the next five years, promises Volvo. That’s according to a new report from Bloomberg. “It’s our ambition to have a car that can drive fully autonomously on the highway by 2021,” said Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo CEO, in an […] More…

Polestar Leads STCC Heading into Summer Break

posted by on 11 July 2016 in Motorsport News News Volvo News

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Polestar Racing Cyan’s Richard Göransson had two perfect races this weekend, winning twice at Falkenberg. He now leads the driver’s championship going into the series’ summer break, with teammate Robert Dahlegren hot on his heels in second place. This weekend at Falkenberg was pivotal in the season as second-place Dahlgren didn’t manage to finish either […] More…

Volvo Posts Twelfth Straight Month of Double Digit Growth

posted by on 5 July 2016 in News Volvo News

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Over 40% more Volvos were sold in June 2016 than in Jun 2015, reports Volvo Car USA. Sales grew to 8,454 vehicles, marking the 12th consecutive month that the company has posted double digit sales growth Sales were led by the award-winning XC90, of which 2,596 were sold. The XC60 crossover, meanwhile, followed, close on […] More…

Majority of Americans Think Autonomous Cars Will Make Roads Safer

posted by on 30 June 2016 in News Volvo News

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69 percent of Americans think that more autonomous cars on the road will make the road safer, according to the results of a new survey conducted by Volvo. The survey was a way to get an understanding of how consumers feel about one of the biggest questions in the automotive world right now. The Volvo […] More…

Volvo Cars reveals sporty S90 & V90 R-Design models

posted by on 22 June 2016 in News Volvo Blog Volvo News

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Volvo Cars has revealed performance-inspired R-Design models of the new S90 sedan and V90 estate. Central to the S90 and V90 R-Design is an advanced sport chassis that delivers an energetic, road-hugging drive. “R-Design delivers an edge to our elegant estate and sedan models in our 90 Series, with a winning combination of a sportier, […] More…

Swedish Prince/Racecar Driver Designs Polestar Art Car

posted by on 21 June 2016 in News Volvo News

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When he isn’t busy being rakishly handsome or racing Polestar Volvos in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship, Prince Carl Philip also runs the design company, Bernadotte and Kylberg with his colleague, Oscar Kylberg. So, when Polestar decided to make an art car—an S60 Polestar WTCC—for the Goodwood festival of speed, who else could they turn […] More…

2016 Swedish Car Day Photo Gallery

posted by on 19 June 2016 in Events Coverage Features On Location

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Finding a good and trustworthy repair shop is difficult. Finding a good and trustworthy repair shop that understands enthusiasts and the use of both OEM and non-OEM parts is even more challenging. Last year, I found an independent shop that does and you should check them out if you are in the DC Metro area. […] More…

Project V60: Skiguard 830T Cargo Box

posted by on 19 June 2016 in Volvo News

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Active lifestyles often require a bit more cargo space for larger equipment and support apparatus. Winter sports and family summer activities, cargo carriers, roof baskets and to a hitch mounted trailer are popular ways to supplement cargo capacity. For the past 10 years we have been using Volvo’s Weekender box as our go-to solution for […] More…

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