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Spied: XC40 Interior Caught While Testing

posted by on 22 May 2017 in Volvo News

The XC40 was out testing this week and our spy photographers caught the little Volvo’s interior on film. Like its bigger siblings, the XC40 is all understated luxury and clean, Scandinavian design. Unlike its siblings, the new compact SUV sits on a new platform. This little newcomer is based on the Compact Modular Architecture, a […] More…

Volvo Shows Off Autonomous Garbage Truck

posted by on 18 May 2017 in News Volvo News

Volvo doesn’t just make elegant and sophisticated cars, it also makes less glamorous vehicles, like garbage trucks. The bright minds over at the autonomous department have decided that autonomy need not apply exclusively to passenger cars. The video above shows how everything, even the vehicles that complete the most quotidian jobs can benefit from computer […] More…

Volvo to Start Producing XC90s in India

posted by on 18 May 2017 in News Volvo News

In an attempt to double its sales in the market, Volvo plans to start production of the XC90 in Hoskote, India. The XC90s will be built in a plant that Volvo already owns and the SUVs will be built from complete knockdown kits, meaning that they effectively just need to be assembled. The plant, located […] More…

2018 Volvo XC60 Starts at $41,500

posted by on 17 May 2017 in News Volvo News

The all-new XC60 can now be ordered from Volvo. With prices starting at $41,500 the newly updated luxury SUV is priced very competitively in its segment. With three engines to choose from and three trim levels, the new Volvo SUV can be kitted out to anyone’s tastes. The lowest cost option is the Momentum trim […] More…

Volvo CEO Says Diesel’s Days are Numbered

posted by on 17 May 2017 in News Volvo News

Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo’s CEO, recently revealed that this generation of diesel engines could be the company’s last. Volvo predicts that with mid-cycle improvements the engine will be useful until about 2023, but that the cost of developing a new engine after that will cost too much to be feasible. “From today’s perspective, we will not […] More…

Samuelsson Calls on Car Industry to Go Greener

posted by on 16 May 2017 in News Volvo News

Volvo’s CEO, Hakan Samuelsson last week called for the car industry to more closely reflect consumer demand and go greener. “Our customers want safer, more sustainable and convenient cars,” said Samuelsson. “We can meet that demand, be a force for change and grow our business at the same time. I am confident that our next […] More…

Volvo Partners with Google on Android-Based Infotainment System

posted by on 15 May 2017 in News Volvo News

Volvo has announced a new partnership with technology giant Google that will result in new in-car infotainment and connectivity for its cars.  The new Android-based system will offer a wide array of functions and it will launch on Volvo vehicles within two years. Volvo says that the relationship will revolutionize how owners engage and interact […] More…

Watch: The S90 Goes up Against the Lincoln Continental

posted by on 11 May 2017 in News Volvo News

The Volvo is now the smart choice for people looking for luxury, but who don’t want one of the usual suspects. It’s interesting, it’s charming, and it doesn’t have the associations of the German brands. But now there’s another outsider coming to the luxury game with a renewed name: Lincoln. So which is the smart […] More…

Driven: 2017 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Inscription

posted by on 6 May 2017 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

Since the launch of the XC60 during the 2010 model year, the compact luxury crossover received a cosmetic refresh for 2014 and during 2015 Volvo integrated the 2.0 four-cylinder Drive-E engines and eight-speed transmission. While the XC60 is the oldest model in the fleet, it remains Volvo’s second best-selling vehicle behind the all-new XC90. The […] More…

First Drive: 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country

posted by on 3 May 2017 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” The 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country has been designed to reconnect people with their true passions and to live their lives to the fullest through amazing journeys. This Scandinavian sanctuary truly inspires rediscovery in a manner unique to a wagon and unique to Volvo. […] More…

Volvo Sales Up 10% in April

posted by on 2 May 2017 in News Volvo News

Sales continue to improve for Volvo, which celebrated a strong start to the year’s second quarter with a 10.5% sales increase in April. The increase was precipitated by strong performances in all three of Volvo’s main sales regions and amounted to nearly 47,000 cars sold worldwide. The Asia Pacific region and China, in particular, were […] More…

Volvo Profit Up 11 Percent in Q1 2017

posted by on 28 April 2017 in News Volvo News

Volvo Cars has had a strong first quarter of 2017 with profit rising 11 percent, to $395 million and sales increased by 7.1%. Globally, the Swedish automaker sold nearly 130,000 cars between January and March, though increasing investments in new staff and facilities mean that its operating margin went down from 7.5% to 7.3%. “In […] More…

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