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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…

Project V60: KPAX Performance Exhaust Upgrade

posted by on 19 June 2016 in Project Cars Project V60 R-Design

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The Volvo enthusiast community is a small, close-knit group with many segments focusing on certain generations of vehicles. The second generation S/V60 platform, referred to as the P3 platform, has started to see more aftermarket tuning companies cater to this generation of Volvo vehicles. KPAX Performance engineered one of the first P3 cat-back systems for […] More…

K-PAX Performance Announces 50%-off Summer Clearnance Sale on all direct-replacement Slotted Performance Rotors

posted by on 19 June 2016 in Tuner News

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Sonoma, California. (June 18, 2016) – K-PAX Performance Cars is announcing a 50%-off clearance sale on all slotted performance rotors for P1 and P3 Volvo vehicles. The rotors were manufactured by Brembo in Italy specifically for K-PAX Performance Cars, using the highest quality steel. This is the best single-piece direct-replacement performance rotor you can buy […] More…

Volvo XC60 Spotted Testing in Amsterdam

posted by on 16 June 2016 in News Volvo News

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Volvo wearies of your tired automotive cliches. “Nurburgring?” says Volvo coolly. “No, we’ve never heard of it.” Instead the classy automaker is testing its new XC60 in Amsterdam. According to these pictures, the new SUV looks to be about the same as the old XC60, but with more space expected on the inside.   The […] More…

Polestar Cranks up XC90 T8 into Most Powerful Volvo Ever

posted by on 15 June 2016 in Volvo News

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Polestar is opening the performance tap on the Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine, making it the most powerful Volvo model ever.  More…

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