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Swedespeed Holiday Gift Guide 2014

posted by on 18 December 2014 in Miscellaneous Features

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We’ve successfully made it through both Black Friday and Cyber Monday and we are now entering the homestretch for holiday shopping. Each year this website attempts to piece together a Holiday Gift Guide including the coolest pieces that we’ve encountered over the past year to enhance your Volvo, and your life. Items on this list may […] More…

Volvo to withdraw from Motorsport?

posted by on 16 December 2014 in Motorsport News

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The past couple of years have been exciting for Volvo enthusiasts. The Polestar Racing teams in Australia and Sweden delivered headline grabbing results from drivers Thed Björk and Scott McLaughlin. The Polestar models have generated pages of positive press for the Volvo brand. Today, Autoaction is reporting that Volvo Cars’ International Marketing Director, Alain Visser […] More…

IPD Launches WPD to Cater to Additional Brands

posted by on 11 December 2014 in Tuner News

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Volvo Aftermarket staple IPD has announced that they will be launching a new facet of their business, dubbed Worldwide Parts Distribution, to accommodate vehicles made by manufacturers other than Volvo.  Through WPD, IPD aims to deliver the same level of service and expertise that has made them a success in the Volvo community for more […] More…

Volvo Cars Drive-E T5 wins Ward’s 10 Best Engines of 2015 award

posted by on 11 December 2014 in Volvo News

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ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Dec. 11, 2014) — Volvo Cars has received yet another award for its highly successful Drive-E powertrain family. The prize, announced on December 10th at WardsAuto Outlook Conference in Southfield, Michigan, marks further recognition of Volvo’s highly successful Drive-E powertrain technology. “The Drive-E powertrain family represents one of the jewels in the Volvo […] More…

Volvo Cars introduces Twin Engine technology in world’s most powerful and cleanest SUV

posted by on 8 December 2014 in Volvo News

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The first Volvo designed from the ground up for plug-in/electrification compatibility, the XC90 T8 delivers all the performance of a luxury SUV, but with emission levels that even small hybrid cars struggle to match. When designing the XC90 T8, Volvo Cars chose not to compromise on performance, driving pleasure, efficiency or even luggage space. By […] More…

Scott McLaughlin underlines strong debut year in season finale

posted by on 8 December 2014 in Motorsport News

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Scott McLaughlin underlined the strong debut V8 Supercars season for Volvo Polestar Racing in the Sydney 500 season finale weekend where he claimed a podium finish and the 2014 pole position award. ”It has been an amazing year. We met every goal that we set out to achieve this year and I can’t thank everyone […] More…

The all-new Volvo XC90 addresses dangerous run-off road crashes with world-first solution

posted by on 6 December 2014 in Volvo News

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The standard safety package in the all-new Volvo XC90 includes a world-first run-off road protection package. Addressing these common and complex situations will take Volvo Cars another step closer to its vision that no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by 2020. “Our solution focuses on keeping the occupants […] More…

Scott McLaughlin scores tenth podium in treacherous conditions

posted by on 6 December 2014 in Motorsport News

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Scott McLaughlin scored his tenth V8 Supercars podium finish of 2014 in the treacherous conditions of the Sydney 500 season finale. ”It was the worst conditions I have ever driven in regards to vision,” said McLaughlin. The first race was held in dry conditions where McLaughlin climbed two positions from sixth on the grid to […] More…

The art of turning an amusement park ride into a run-off road test at Volvo Cars Safety Centre

posted by on 5 December 2014 in Volvo News

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Volvo Cars’ safety expert Anders Axelson knows that brilliant ideas can pop up in the strangest of circumstances. A visit to Legoland with his twin daughters in 2007 inspired Anders to turn an amusement park ride into an efficient test method in Volvo Cars’ quest for better protection in run-off road crashes. “Watching people being […] More…

Volvo S60 Wins 2015 Luxury Compact Car of the Year

posted by on 1 December 2014 in Volvo News

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Toronto, ON. December 1st, 2014. Auto123.com has announced the 2015 winners of the 6th Annual Auto123.com Awards. Winning the 2015 Luxury Compact Car of the Year Award is the 2015 Volvo S60. The other two finalists in the category were Audi A3 and the Cadillac CTS. “Volvo Canada is pleased to accept this award for […] More…

FOTD: LS1/6-Speed Swapped 1997 Volvo V90 Wagon

posted by on 19 November 2014 in Features Opinions & Editorials

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Our Find of the Day is a LS1/6-Speed Swapped 1997 Volvo V90 Wagon. While not one of the Newman conversions, this is sure to be a blast to drive. From the guys over at bringatriler.com, here’s a little info on the V90: This 1997 Volvo V90 wagon was converted to GM LS1 power by its […] More…

HEICO SPORTIV presents a raised version of the Volvo V60

posted by on 18 November 2014 in News Tuner News

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Following the extraordinary success of the cross suspension for the Volvo V40 and Volvo V40 Cross Country, HEICO SPORTIV is now also presenting a raised version of the Volvo V60. “The challenge of tuners such as HEICO SPORTIV is to offer customers suitable products which aren’t on the manufacturer’s extras pricelist, or only appear later […] More…

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