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STCC Title Within Reach for Thed Björk in Season Finale

posted by on 19 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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Volvo Polestar Racing and Thed Björk head to the STCC season finale at Mantorp Park with a strong chance at claiming the 2014 Scandinavian Touring Car Championship title, the 19th since the start of the championship in 1996. ”It looks very good, but I take nothing for granted, the season finales during the years have […] More…

Volvo Cars reveals the all-new Volvo XC90 R-Design

posted by on 18 September 2014 in Volvo News

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Volvo Cars has released the first images of the R-Design version of the all-new XC90, aimed at buyers looking for a head-turner that radiates a truly sporty and dynamic look. “R-Design is created for people with a passion for things that add spice to life,” said Alain Visser, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Customer […] More…

Video: What’s it Like to Drive a Volvo Polestar Race Car?

posted by on 16 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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What is it like to drive an STCC race car? Join Volvo Polestar Racing driver Thed Björk in a unique driver’s eye view video with his 420 hp Volvo S60 Polestar STCC to get a first-hand experience. ”My race car is a beast to drive and you have to be on edge all the time […] More…

Strong Position Lost After Pitlane Delay at Sandown 500

posted by on 15 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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Volvo Polestar Racing drivers Scott McLaughlin and Alexandre Prémat fought for a top five position in the Sandown 500 V8 Supercars race today but lost vital time after getting blocked in the pits. “We lost a lot of time in the pits when Alex got held up. It was a shame as the car was really […] More…

Rendered: Volvo V40 Polestar

posted by on 10 September 2014 in Volvo News

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After talking with Volvo staffers in Stockholm recently, it seems that creating additional Polestar models isn’t completely out of the question.  With that in mind, we’ve been discussing what the right move would be in terms of these hypothetical models, eventually landing on the V40 as the most logical move.  Luckily for us, our staff […] More…

The Future of Volvo’s SENSUS Connect

posted by on 10 September 2014 in Volvo News

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Before it was time to leave Stockholm, Volvo had one more trick up their sleeves.  The afternoon after the unveiling of the new XC90, we boarded a bus and headed to Ericsson’s Headquarters for a look into the future of SENSUS Connect and Connected Car, something that Håkan Samuelsson and the rest of Volvo think […] More…

Sandown 500 Kicks Off Endurance Races for Volvo Polestar Racing

posted by on 10 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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The first of three V8 Supercars endurance races starts this weekend with the Sandown 500, meaning a completely different format and challenge for Volvo Polestar Racing drivers Scott McLaughlin and Robert Dahlgren. ”The endurance races brings a whole new element to the racing with longer races and a co-driver, something I really look forward to. […] More…

Thed Björk Extends STCC Lead After Victory at Chaotic Solvalla

posted by on 8 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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Thed Björk claimed an important victory in a chaotic STCC weekend at Solvalla and extends the championship lead with just one race weekend left of the 2014 season. ”I am very proud and happy for the entire team to claim this victory, a perfect one! The season finale is going to be very tough though […] More…

Instant Success: First Edition of All-New Volvo XC90 Sold Out in 47 hours

posted by on 8 September 2014 in Volvo News

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The First Edition of the all-new Volvo XC90, 1,927 individually numbered cars only available for sale via digital commerce, sold out in 47 hours after it was released on Wednesday afternoon at 16.00 hours CET. Most of the cars were reserved within one hour from sales start. At its peak, 7 cars were sold every […] More…

On Location: Volvo Showroom and Streets of Stockholm, Sweden

posted by on 4 September 2014 in On Location

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While in Sweden last week for the XC90 reveal, I had some time to wander around town to take in the sights and sounds of the nation’s capital, and stop by Volvo’s Stockholm showroom.  As an American traveling abroad for the first time, I made a point to take pictures of the city’s architecture as well […] More…

A 2015 S60 T6 R-Design Enters SCCA G Stock

posted by on 4 September 2014 in Miscellaneous Features

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Ian Stewart is no stranger to Volvo. His father was a huge Volvo enthusiast and an engineer with Volvo through the 1970s and early 1980s. Ian has raced in one form or another since the age of 16. He started in a Volvo 240 but quickly realized it was not a competitive car and moved […] More…

Volvo Car Group Announces August Retail Sales: Global Sales up 8.4 Per Cent, Continued Growth in China and Europe

posted by on 3 September 2014 in Volvo News

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Global sales of 29,257 cars, up 8.4 per cent versus August last year China sales up 42.5 per cent in August Volvo Cars’ fourteenth consecutive month of growth Year-to-date sales of 294,709 cars, an increase of 9.2 per cent versus 2013 August marked another month of positive momentum for Volvo Cars with retail sales of […] More…

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