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Volvo Cars appoints Atif Rafiq senior vice president IT & chief digital officer

posted by on 2 December 2016 in Volvo News


Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has appointed Atif Rafiq to the position of senior vice president IT and chief digital officer. Mr Rafiq, 43, will oversee the company’s continued digital transformation, helping to evolve how consumers interact with Volvo cars across the buying, driving, entertainment and service experience. He will oversee the consumer facing […] More…

Volvo V90 Ready to Catch Some Swedish Baddies

posted by on 1 December 2016 in News Volvo News

Volvo V90 som polisbil får högsta betyget hittills

The Swedish police force has long chosen Volvos whenever it’s needed cars, and now that there’s a new wagon—the V90—the Polisen have been running tests to determine its worthiness. Not only did the handsome V90 pass with flying colors, it was the best rated car ever tested by the Swedish police force, 9.2 out of […] More…

Volvo Car USA: November Sales deliver 19.6% YTD growth

posted by on 1 December 2016 in Volvo News


ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Dec. 1, 2016) – Volvo Car USA, LLC, (VCUSA) reported U.S. sales of 7,723 vehicles, an 11.9 percent increase versus November 2015. Year-to-date sales are up 19.6 percent. Sales for the month of November were led by the most awarded SUV of the century, the XC90, with 2,606 vehicles sold. The XC60 followed […] More…

Peter Mertens Leaves Volvo for Audi

posted by on 24 November 2016 in News Volvo News


Dr. Peter Mertens, until now the Vice President of Research and Development at Volvo, is leaving the company to take a new position leading Technical Development at Audi. Mertens joined Volvo in 2011 and was an important member of the team that led Volvo’s turnaround. In his time with the company, Volvo released the very well […] More…

Safety Updates Coming to 90 Series

posted by on 23 November 2016 in News Volvo News

New Volvo V90 Cross Country Driving

The 90 series of Volvos is about to get safer thanks to new features that take advantage of information the cars are already collecting. The updates will, among other things, warn drivers of slippery road conditions and cars that have pulled over on the road ahead. The technologies, called Slippery Road Alert and Hazard Light […] More…

Volvo Wins 2017 IntelliChoice Certified Pre-Owned Car Awards

posted by on 21 November 2016 in News Volvo News


Everyone knows that Volvo is excellent at offering new cars, but, as it turns out, it’s also excellent at offering pre-owned Volvos. That’s according to IntelliChoice, a cost and value analysis provider that honored Volvo in its Certified Pre-Owned Car (CPO) Awards. Volvo Car USA won the Best Premium Program award and the Best Premium […] More…

V90 Cross Country and V60 Polestar Make Auto Show Debut in LA

posted by on 17 November 2016 in Events Coverage Features News Volvo News


The 2017 V90 Cross Country made its car show debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show today. Placed alongside the new V60 Polestar, the two cars show the duality of Volvo performance, in both ideal and less than ideal conditions. The svelte new V90 Cross Country features a raised ride height, all-wheel-drive, and body cladding […] More…

Gallery: Volvo at the 2017 LA Auto Show

posted by on 17 November 2016 in Events Coverage Features


The 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show has officially opened its doors to the world’s media, and Swedespeed was there with a camera to capture the loveliest cars Sweden has to offer in 2017. Complete with unspeakably stylish mid-century modern furniture and a moose, the Volvo stand at the show was also replete with Volvo’s finest […] More…

Volvo S90 is a North American Car of the Year Finalist

posted by on 15 November 2016 in News Volvo News


The Volvo S90 has impressed many, including this very site, with its distinctively Scandinavian combination of style and luxury. It has impressed so much, in fact, that it’s now a finalist in the 2017 North American Car of the Year awards and came runner up in the 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year awards. […] More…

Volvo Has Ambitious Plans for the US Market

posted by on 10 November 2016 in News Volvo News

Volvo S90/V90/V90 Cross Country

Volvo isn’t letting off the gas as it continues its revival plan in the U.S. market. Motor Trend recently sat down with president and CEO of Volvo Cars USA, Lex Kerssemakers, to get an inside look at what the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker has planned. For starters, Volvo will add the first-ever V90 Cross Country model […] More…

Volvo Recalls 74K New Vehicles over Seatbelt Issue

posted by on 9 November 2016 in News Volvo News

The new Volvo XC90

Volvo is calling back more than 74,000 vehicles over an issue with seatbelts.  The Swedish brand is calling back the S60, S90, V60, XC60 and XC90, all from the 2016 and 2017 model years. The issue is a connecting pin in the passenger seatbelt buckle which can malfunction and cause the belt to work inadequately […] More…

SimplePart selected as official Parts & Accessories e-Commerce Vendor for Volvo Car USA

posted by on 9 November 2016 in Industry News


Atlanta-based company awarded contract to launch a national parts and accessories e-commerce program for Volvo in the United States. ATLANTA – SimplePart announced today that it has been selected as an official vendor for Volvo Car USA for its first online e-commerce program, Volvo Parts & Accessories Online. The national program site, usparts.volvocars.com, launched on […] More…

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