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Driven: 2016 Volvo XC90 T6

posted by on 26 May 2015 in Reviews and Road Tests

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The future of Volvo rests on the success of the 2016 XC90. If they get it wrong, reconnecting with car buyers worldwide becomes more difficult forcing a hard look at the next two large models launches, the S90 and V90. However, after spending two days with the XC90, I am confident the all-new XC90 is […] More…

Photo Gallery: 2015 Carlisle Import & Kit Nationals

posted by on 24 May 2015 in Volvo News

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The sun-filled skies above Carlisle for the majority of the weekend helped more than 200 Volvo enthusiasts enjoy this year’s annual Carlisle Import and Kit Nationals in the heart of Pennsylvania. The roadtrip from Virginia to Pennsylvania came courtesy of our Rebel Blue 2015.5 V60 T6 R-Design; comfort by Volvo and musical entertainment via the […] More…

Volvo Cars of North America has announced the entire Model Year 2016 lineup

posted by on 23 May 2015 in Volvo News

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Rockleigh, N.J. (May 19, 2015) – Volvo Cars of North America has announced the entire Model Year 2016 lineup, which includes two new S60 variants. S60 Cross Country Available with standard all-wheel drive, the S60 Cross Country blends rugged design cues with the sophistication customers have come to expect from Volvo. The S60 Cross Country […] More…

30 laps at the Nürburgring

posted by on 21 May 2015 in Tuner News

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Weiterstadt. HEICO SPORTIV resigns itself to breakdown at ADAC 24h Race at the Nürburgring. Volvo V40 D5’s specially developed motorsports gearbox prematurely gives up the ghost after just 30 laps. “We’re devastated. Our appearance at this year’s ADAC 24h Race at the Nürburgring had, after all, the symbolic significance of duly celebrating our 20th jubilee”, […] More…

Volvo V40 Carbon first to get new generation Polestar Performance Optimization

posted by on 21 May 2015 in Industry News

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The first model to get the new Polestar Performance Optimisation is the limited edition Volvo V40 Carbon. The engineers of Polestar have transfered the same development philosophy as when optimising race cars to the new optimisation for the V40 Carbon. The key areas of improvement are drivability and driving control, fully utilising the latest and […] More…

New Volvo Factory Coming to South Carolina

posted by on 11 May 2015 in Volvo News

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(ROCKLEIGH, NJ – May 11, 2015) Volvo Cars has chosen Berkeley County, South Carolina as the location of its first American factory, investing up to $500 Million in a facility with a capacity to initially produce up to 100,000 cars per year. The Berkeley County factory, located outside of Charleston, will make latest generation Volvo […] More…

Volvo Cars’ New Beginning brand campaign featuring Avicii goes live

posted by on 11 May 2015 in Volvo News

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Volvo Cars’ and Avicii’s new video goes live tonight, May 8 at 20:50 CET. You can see the video here. The creative collaboration between Swedish artist/producer Avicii and Volvo Cars for their new brand campaign features a reworking of the classic song Feeling Good. Filmed on location in Stockholm and Osterlen, southern Sweden, the video […] More…

Thed Björk takes command of STCC with double victory

posted by on 10 May 2015 in Motorsport News

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Thed Björk has taken command of the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship with a double victory in the season opener in Skövde, a feat no other driver has accomplished under the current regulations. ”I am delighted to open the STCC season with a double victory, especially as no one has done that before. The car worked […] More…

Volvo Cars celebrates 25th anniversary of the integrated booster cushion

posted by on 5 May 2015 in Volvo News

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Volvo Cars introduced the first integrated booster cushion for children in 1990 Recommends children should travel rearward facing until the age of four Volvo Cars is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the first ever integrated booster cushion in conjunction with the United Nations Global Road Safety Week (May 4-10). Back in 1978 […] More…

Volvo Cars earns 2015 Engine of the Year Award from Digital Trends for T6 Drive-E powertrain

posted by on 5 May 2015 in Volvo News

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The accolades for Volvo Cars’ Drive-E powertrains continue to arrive, with the T6 Drive-E earning the coveted Engine of the Year designation from Digital Trends, a leading consumer technology publisher based in the United States. “Achieving an effective level of balance across comfort, efficiency and power has been the ultimate goal for our creation of […] More…

Volvo Cars’ XC90 named ‘Company Car of the Year 2015’ in Germany

posted by on 4 May 2015 in Volvo News

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Volvo Cars’ flagship XC90 has been awarded the title of Company Car of the Year 2015 in the category Large SUV in Germany – beating German luxury car manufacturers on their home turf a full month before the official market launch. The Company Car of the Year awards, run by fleet industry magazine FIRMENAUTO and […] More…

Volvo Cars’ Torslanda plant starts up a third production shift with nearly 1,500 new employees

posted by on 4 May 2015 in Volvo News

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The third shift in Volvo Cars’ Torslanda plant started today, creating nearly 1,500 new jobs in the company’s Western Swedish home region. The introduction of the additional night shift comes as Volvo has now started production of the all new XC90 seven-seater SUV, for which the company has already received close to 30,000 pre-orders. Volvo […] More…

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