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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…

Review: With the New S90, Volvo Proves that Fortune Favors the Bold

posted by on 14 June 2016 in Features News Reviews and Road Tests

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  Back in 2010, Volvo was bought by a big Chinese company and nearly overnight went from a fairly boring car maker to making bold claims that no one driving their cars would be seriously injured or die in a car accident by 2020. Although we were slow to see new product rolling out, there […] More…

Volvo Hints at 600hp S90 Polestar

posted by on 6 June 2016 in News Volvo News

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Motortrend is reporting today that Volvo’s R&D chief, Peter Mertens, has confirmed a Polestar edition of the new S90 and V90. More excitingly, though, the site is suggesting that they could produce up to 600hp. Mertens is reported as saying that Volvo’s 2.0L four cylinder engine can already produce nearly 450 hp, thanks to its […] More…

Spied: Volvo V90 Cross Country

posted by on 2 June 2016 in News Volvo News

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Following the recent launch of the V and S90 with ads featuring Zlatan Ibrahimović, we now have the first spy shots of a higher and more rugged V90 called the Cross Country. Much like the old XC70, the V90 Cross Country is expected to get a soft off-road look, with new bumpers, wider fenders in […] More…

Watch: Volvo Cars’ new V90 campaign features footballing legend Zlatan Ibrahimović

posted by on 30 May 2016 in Volvo News

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Volvo Cars is teaming up with footballing icon Zlatan Ibrahimović again for the European launch campaign of the V90 premium estate in advance of the European Championships football tournament. The campaign went live tonight on national TV stations and on social media platforms. The new campaign shows the former Paris Saint-Germain striker, a long-time Volvo […] More…

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