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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…

Volvo is First Automotive Brand to use Google Cardboard

posted by on 14 November 2014 in Volvo News

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Volvo’s XC90 Experience Is World’s First Full Virtual Reality Test Drive on a Smartphone – at the Los Angeles Auto Show & on Smartphones Everywhere Rockleigh, N.J. – November 13, 2014 – Volvo Cars is the first automotive brand to use Google Cardboard to transform the way businesses enable audiences to experience a product: through […] More…

All-New Volvo XC90 Debuts Enhanced Multi-Filter That Improves Interior Air Quality

posted by on 12 November 2014 in Volvo News

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By introducing a larger, more efficient multi-filter in the cabin, Volvo Cars continues to refine its standard-setting CleanZone initiative. CleanZone is their unique approach to controlling interior air quality and providing a better driving environment through innovative solutions for enhanced wellbeing and health. Drivers can breathe easier because most microscopic, hazardous “fine dust” particles will […] More…

Volvo Takes Top Honors in IntelliChoice’s 2015 Certified Pre-Owned Car Awards for the Eighth Straight Year

posted by on 12 November 2014 in Volvo News

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ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Nov. 12, 2014) – Volvo Cars of North America (VCNA) once again took top honors from IntelliChoice, the leading provider of automotive cost and value analysis, at the 16th annual IntelliChoice Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Awards. Volvo won the Best Premium Program award for the eight straight year. “The best of these programs […] More…

IPD Mourns Loss of Founder Richard Gordon

posted by on 10 November 2014 in Industry News

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IPD has announced the passing of their founder Richard Gordon, after his battle with Parkinson’s disease.  Gordon was an Oregon native and a pioneer in the Volvo aftermarket, founding ipd in 1963.  He will be sadly missed by friends, colleagues and loved ones. Read the full release below. It is with a heavy heart that the […] More…

“Ignition” Behind the Scenes

posted by on 7 November 2014 in Features Opinions & Editorials

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The second annual Jalopnik Film Festival kicks off at the Classic Car Club Manhattan on Wednesday November 5th 2014. The festival moves to Williamsburg at Nitehawk Cinema for film premieres. Tangent Vector’s APEX: The Story of the Hypercar has its world premiere. Based on the trailer, APEX should be a fantastic film. Volvo enthusiasts will […] More…

Volvo Unveils Limited Edition Volvo Ocean Race XC60 at the Miami International Auto Show

posted by on 6 November 2014 in Volvo News

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ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Nov. 6, 2014) – Volvo Cars of North America will unveil its limited edition Volvo Ocean Race XC60 at the Miami International Auto Show which is held November 7-16. The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the world’s most grueling adventures. This special edition pays tribute to the courageous men and women racing […] More…

Volvo Cars reveals new V60 Cross Country

posted by on 5 November 2014 in Volvo News

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All-road, all-weather capability and rugged design V60 sporty driving feel with added ‘go-anywhere’ capability Extends Volvo’s acclaimed Cross Country product line-up Important product for North American growth plan Volvo Cars will unveil the long-awaited V60 Cross Country at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show later this month. “We are delighted to add the third true […] More…

Pole and Podium for Volvo Polestar Racing at Gold Coast

posted by on 27 October 2014 in Motorsport News

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Volvo Polestar Racing driver Scott McLaughlin secured his eighth pole position and a podium finish together with co-driver Alexandre Prémat in the second V8 Supercars race in the Gold Coast 600.”I am stoked for the team and stoked to get a surf board, it is one of the coolest trophies you can ever get apart […] More…

Scott McLaughlin Seeks Redemption at Gold Coast

posted by on 22 October 2014 in Motorsport News

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Scott McLaughlin heads to the Gold Coast 600 race this weekend seeking redemption after the Bathurst 1000 race where he lost a strong position after a wall visit. ”Gold Coast is one of my favourite events, it is really demanding and hard for the cars. Coming off some great speed at Bathurst, I am looking […] More…

Volvo Vice President of R&D Confirms Sports Car and Convertible Coming After Model Line Refresh

posted by on 16 October 2014 in Volvo News

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We heard quite a lot of interesting chatter during our time in Sweden for the XC90 launch, much of which was tied to what the brand will be rolling out during their “re-launch” of the brand in the coming years. One of the vehicles being hinted strongly at was a sports model, to be introduced […] More…

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