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Volvo Cars appoints Lex Kerssemakers as Senior Vice President Americas

posted by on 22 January 2015 in Volvo News

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Volvo Cars has appointed Lex Kerssemakers, currently Senior Vice President for Product Strategy and Vehicle Line Management, as its new Senior Vice President Americas, underscoring the company’s commitment to the core American market. In his new role, Mr Kerssemakers will be responsible for North and South America and report to Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo Cars’ president […] More…

NAIAS 2015: Event Gallery Now Live

posted by on 14 January 2015 in Events Coverage

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The North American International Auto Show’s Press Days have come to an end, and with it our annual pilgrimage to the motor city.  Volvo’s presence at this year’s event was a significant one, displaying the XC90 R-Design to the public for the first time, as well the debut of the Cross Country and Long Wheelbase versions […] More…

Volvo Cars unveils two new sedans for the US market

posted by on 13 January 2015 in Volvo News

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S60 Inscription premium sedan offers class leading rear space Segment-first S60 Cross Country unveiled All-new XC90 R-Design makes North American debut New models move Volvo closer to its mid-term objective of selling 100,000 cars a year in the US Volvo Cars today reinforced its product offensive in the US by unveiling two new sedans at […] More…

2014 with Polestar – A Successful Year of Racing and Performance

posted by on 9 January 2015 in Motorsport News

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2014 was an important year for Polestar. This was the year when Polestar launched it’s first world-wide performance model with the Volvo S60/V60 Polestar and claimed a double STCC title, as well as success in our debut V8 Supercars season. 2014 saw over 22 000 Volvo cars being Polestar optimised, 750 production cars were sold, […] More…

Driven: Volvo V60 T6 R-Design

posted by on 9 January 2015 in Reviews and Road Tests

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The automotive landscape has changed greatly in the more than 20 years since TWR-built Volvo 850R wagons two-wheel’d their way into banishment from BTCC competition. In the years since, much of the western world has turned its back on the five door family hauler, filling the void left behind with SUVs and so-called Crossovers, which […] More…

Volvo takes Cross Country brand into sedan territory

posted by on 8 January 2015 in Volvo News

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Volvo Cars points to the future with the new S60 Cross Country A segment first from Volvo Cars Builds on a strong heritage of lifestyle-oriented products Volvo Cars is stepping up to meet the demands of its core customers with the unveiling of the exciting S60 Cross Country at the Detroit Auto Show. Back in […] More…

Volvo Cars earns top result in 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick+

posted by on 5 January 2015 in Volvo News

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Four Volvo models tested by IIHS – four models awarded Top Safety Pick+ Richmond Hill, ON. January 5, 2015. Volvo Cars has once again performed very well in the annual IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Awards. In this year’s honours list four Volvo cars made the Top Safety Pick+ grade: the S60, V60, S80 and XC60. […] More…

Volvo Cars reports record sales in 2014

posted by on 5 January 2015 in Volvo News

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465,866 cars sold in 2014 Record year driven by strong growth in China and Western Europe 18 months of consecutive sales increases Volvo will continue to expand in all markets in 2015: CEO The pace and depth of Volvo Cars’ global transformation was underlined today after the company reported record sales in 2014 and forecast […] More…

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…

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