Swedespeed

For the Volvo Enthusiast

>

<

latest updates

Volvo Kicks Off Production for its Newest Crossover

posted by on 26 April 2017 in News Volvo News

The first 2018 Volvo XC60 has rolled off the production line. The new crossover is being built at the automaker’s Torslanda plant in Sweden and the first customer-bound car is a T5 Inscription AWD model finished in Crystal White. Volvo said it rolled off the production line just before lunch time. The model represents about […] More…

Volvo Hints that Smaller S20, V20 and XC20 Models Could be Coming

posted by on 19 April 2017 in News Volvo News

Volvo’s U.S. president has hinted that the Swedish automaker will bring a new line of small cars to production. Speaking with Car and Driver, Volvo‘s U.S. president Lex Kerssemakers was talking about product nomenclature when he mentioned a 20-series model. “It’s pretty straightforward: The 90 is the biggest, and the 40 is the smallest,” he said. […] More…

Gallery: The Saint’s P1800 in New York

posted by on 13 April 2017 in News Volvo News

The New York Auto Show has a number of fascinating Volvos to look at, but few more interesting than the white 1967 P1800 that once belonged to Roger Moore. The former James Bond bought the Volvo during his tenure as Simon Templar, the protagonist in The Saint. The series ran on the BBC from 1962 […] More…

Volvo XC60 Makes North American Debut, 2018 S90 U.S. Pricing & New Features Announced

posted by on 12 April 2017 in Volvo News

Volvo Cars debuted the all-new 2018 XC60 and the 2018 S90 with new features and pricing details at the New York International Auto Show today. The all-new XC60 features an expressive, athletic take on the design language introduced with the award winning XC90. The 2018 S90 will mark its second model year with the introduction […] More…

Volvo Cars US Factory on track to open in 2018

posted by on 11 April 2017 in Volvo News

Volvo Cars is on schedule to start production at its first US auto factory by the end of 2018 with construction on time and the building shell now complete. Volvo Cars broke ground on the plant near Ridgeville, South Carolina, in 2015 as part of its new global manufacturing strategy to support 800,000 sales in […] More…

HEICO SPORTIV presents 21 inch sport wheel for the new Volvo XC60

posted by on 4 April 2017 in Tuner News

Weiterstadt. HEICO SPORTIV is the world’s first vehicle finisher to offer an individual aluminum wheel for the new Volvo XC60, even before its market launch. The VOLUTION® V. cast alloy wheel – HEICO SPORTIV’s new reinterpretation of its successful five-spoke wheel – will be available in the dimension 9×21 inch from the end of April […] More…

Volvo Cars reports global sales growth of 9.3% in March

posted by on 4 April 2017 in Volvo News

Volvo Cars reports global sales growth of 9.3 per cent in March, 7.1 per cent in first quarter Volvo Cars, the premium carmaker, experienced a strong sales month in March and reported a 9.3 per cent year-on-year increase on the back of double digit growth in the Asia Pacific and EMEA regions. Total sales for […] More…

Volvo Car USA March 2017 Sales

posted by on 4 April 2017 in Volvo News

ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (April 3, 2017) – Volvo Car USA, LLC, (VCUSA) reported U.S. sales of 5,356 vehicles for the month of March, a 21.9 percent decrease. Year to date sales are down 17.6 percent. XC90 continues to see strong global demand, which has impacted supply in the US market. Increased production is expected to begin […] More…

2017 XC90 Inscription Driven

posted by on 15 March 2017 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

When the redesigned XC90 launched in 2016, it was more than just a second generation of Volvo’s popular full-size SUV. The all-new XC90 represented Volvo’s wager on its future with the first of their new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) modular vehicle platform. Would there be mass adoption in this highly competitive segment? One year later, […] More…

Volvo’s First EV Targets Bolt-Beating Range

posted by on 13 March 2017 in News Volvo News

Volvo is working to introduce its first all-electric vehicle and the brand is targeting a range of at least 250 miles.  Speaking with Automotive News at the Geneva Motor Show, Lex Kerssemakers, the CEO of Volvo Car USA, said that he has tasked engineers with coming up with an electric car that will travel at least 250 miles […] More…

The XC60: The Most Comfortable Way to Crash

posted by on 9 March 2017 in News Volvo News

Volvo debuted its handsome XC60 earlier this week and it’s shaping up well, but Volvos aren’t just about elegance and comfort. They’re about discomfort, too, and the company has now released three crash test videos of the new SUV. As if making a quick, pretty, reliable, practical vehicle wasn’t hard enough Volvo also went and […] More…

Polestar is Going Electric

posted by on 7 March 2017 in News Volvo News

Modifier of all things Volvo, Polestar, is about to embark on a new mission of electrification, says Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson. The brand will shift its focus from high performance gas-powered cars to high performance electric and hybrid cars. “We bought Polestar, and we now see Polestar as focused on ‘progressive premiumness’ and electrification,” Samuelsson […] More…

This is a test.