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Volvo Car Group forecasts sales and profitability will show a clear improvement in 2015

posted by on 26 February 2015 in Volvo News

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Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) expects sales and profitability to show a clear improvement in 2015, driven by continued growth in China and Europe and a return to growth in the US, according to Håkan Samuelsson, President and Chief Executive. The combined effect of this strong global performance and the introduction of the all new […] More…

Sales of the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar expand to 13 countries

posted by on 24 February 2015 in Volvo News

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After substantially exceeding customer demand expectations in 2014, the Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar get a renewed production of 750 cars in 2015 and expand to 13 countries around the world. ”We are delighted to see the positive response from customers all over the world on our very first production car. This marks another important […] More…

Volvo Cars Presents A Unique System Solution for Integrating Self-Driving Cars Into Real TrafficAuton‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

posted by on 19 February 2015 in Volvo News

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Volvo Cars presents a unique, complete system solution that makes it possible to integrate self-driving cars into real traffic – with ordinary people in the driver’s seat. “We are entering uncharted territory in the field of autonomous driving,” says Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development of Volvo Car Group. “Taking the exciting […] More…

Cloud-Based Project for Sharing Road-Condition Information Becomes a Reality

posted by on 13 February 2015 in Volvo News

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Volvo Cars, the Swedish Transport Administration and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration are working together on a project to enable cars to share information about conditions that relate to road friction (such as icy patches). The information will be shared through a cloud-based network – a revolutionary approach to improving traffic safety. And with the […] More…

Strong Early Demand for All-New Volvo XC90

posted by on 12 February 2015 in Volvo News

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The all-new Volvo XC90 is proving to be a hit with customers even before it has appeared in showrooms, with over 16,000 orders for the brand new seven-seat SUV already received. “These strong order numbers are very encouraging and it shows that customers obviously like what they see in the new XC90,” says Håkan Samuelsson, […] More…

Volvo Polestar Racing Fields Most Merited Ever STCC Line-Up

posted by on 12 February 2015 in Motorsport News

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Volvo Polestar Racing is going to field the most merited driver line-up ever for the 2015 Scandinavian Touring Car Championship with drivers Thed Björk, Fredrik Ekblom and Prince Carl Philip. ”We are proud to confirm the strongest ever driver STCC line-up and we have a clear goal set for the 2015 season: to become the […] More…

Find of the Day: Volvo 120 Estate

posted by on 11 February 2015 in Volvo Blog

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To be completely honest, a decent amount of artistic license went into this Find of the Day.  The body is most definitely Volvo, but everything else, well, not so much. So far as we can tell, the 120 Estate body has been fitted on top of the chassis from a late-1980s Toyota Pickup to make […] More…

Find of the Day: 1983 Volvo 242 turbo flathood

posted by on 11 February 2015 in Volvo Blog

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The world at large has legends and lore, within the Volvo community there is the 1983 242 turbo flathead. The 1983 Volvo 242 turbo flathead was the first turbo Volvo with an intercooler to come to the U.S. The 1983 flathoods were fully loaded with power windows, doors, mirrors, and A/C. This fine example has […] More…

Find of the Day: 2004 S60R Widebody Track Car

posted by on 10 February 2015 in Volvo Blog

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Every now and then someone puts together something so unique that when it pops up in the Classifieds, we have to take a moment and wonder if we could rearrange the garage to make room. Our Find of the Day comes from Woodstock, GA. Swedespeed reader, ZekeUSMC, has a one of a kind S60R that […] More…

Strong first 2015 V8 Supercar Test for Volvo Polestar Racing

posted by on 9 February 2015 in Motorsport News

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Scott McLaughlin broke into the top five for Volvo Polestar Racing in the first official V8 Supercars test of 2015 at Sydney Motorsport Park. ”We have had a solid couple of test days. I am confident that we have a strong car once again this year and that we are going to be a force […] More…

Video: Scott McLaughlin reveals 2015 livery of Volvo Polestar Racing

posted by on 6 February 2015 in Motorsport News

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Scott McLaughlin has unveiled the livery of Volvo Polestar Racing for the 2015 V8 Supercars season.  “The 2014 season with Volvo Polestar Racing was amazing, and the whole team is gearing up for what’s definitely going to be a massive 2015 in V8s – bring it on!” said McLaughlin. The 21-year-old Kiwi went out on […] More…

V60 Cross Country First Drive   

posted by on 5 February 2015 in Reviews and Road Tests

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There’s a certain irony to the fact that I’ve just flown across the country to a snow-less, mid-50s Lake Tahoe, California to drive the new V60 Cross Country on ice, while Volvo’s US Headquarters in northern New Jersey is just one day removed from Snowpocalypse 2015®. But seeing as the V60 Cross Country and XC70 […] More…

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