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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…

The Digital Doors are open – Order Your V90

posted by on 11 February 2017 in Features

The Volvo V90 Wagon is now available to order for U.S. customers. The custom order approach via Volvo Concierge allows the company to provide a full range of options to wagon lovers. Customers can perfect their vehicle via a unique one-to-one interaction with a Volvo representative online. The V90 will also be available through Overseas […] More…

K-PAX Performance Cars Announces That It Is Being Acquired by Elevate

posted by on 2 February 2017 in Tuner News

Sonoma, California. (February 2, 2017) – K-PAX Performance Cars (legal name GT Performance Systems) is today announcing that it’s performance parts business is being acquired in its entirety by Elevate Cars (formerly EVOLVE) of Duarte, California. Elevate will assume full control of the business including the relationship with all Authorized K-PAX Racing Retailers, supplier contracts, […] More…

The last, new 3.0L V60 Polestar

posted by on 22 January 2017 in Volvo News

Volvo Car USA imported 265 S60 and V60 Polestar vehicles for model year 2016. Polestar engineers made over 70 modifications and upgrades to the original S60 and V60, resulting in an impressive performance vehicle that gives the driver optimal control in all roads and conditions. The appeal of a classic Volvo wagon with enhanced driving […] More…

K-PAX Racing 19” BBS Wheel Group-Buy Opportunity

posted by on 12 January 2017 in Tuner News

Sonoma, California. (January 11, 2017) – Our supplier and racing partner BBS USA is in the process of preparing their inventory for a new wheel that we have developed together (more on this later). As such they have offered us a special price on their remaining stock of the 19” Anthracite wheels that they manufactured […] More…

Volvo Cars and Autoliv announce the launch of Zenuity

posted by on 3 January 2017 in Volvo News

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, and Autoliv, the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, have signed a final agreement to establish a new joint venture called Zenuity to develop software for autonomous driving and driver assistance systems, based on the letter of intent announced during fall 2016. Zenuity will create a new entrant in […] More…

Volvo Cars’ new Red Key means your car is always in safe hands

posted by on 24 December 2016 in Volvo News

Volvo Cars has launched a new key designed to give owners peace of mind when entrusting their pride and joy to other users. Available on the new Volvo S90 saloon, V90 estate and XC90 SUV, the Red Key activates functions on the vehicle to help ensure the car is driven responsibly when in the hands […] More…

Polestar wins Wards 10 Best Engines award for V60 Polestar

posted by on 12 December 2016 in Volvo News

The 367 hp* engine in the new Volvo V60 and S60 Polestar, one of the most powerful four-cylinder production engines in the world, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Wards 10 Best Engines trophy. “Not long ago, a newly designed engine that could achieve 100 hp per litre was a big deal. Today, Polestar and […] More…

Polestar optimizes the latest Volvo Cars model

posted by on 6 December 2016 in Volvo News

The latest generation Polestar Performance Optimization is now available for the new Volvo V90 Cross Country, taking the performance and drivability further in five key areas of the rugged and refined estate. ”To include the V90 Cross Country, a true adventure crossover, in our optimization programme is a vital part of our operation to further […] More…

Volvo Cars appoints Atif Rafiq senior vice president IT & chief digital officer

posted by on 2 December 2016 in Volvo News

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has appointed Atif Rafiq to the position of senior vice president IT and chief digital officer. Mr Rafiq, 43, will oversee the company’s continued digital transformation, helping to evolve how consumers interact with Volvo cars across the buying, driving, entertainment and service experience. He will oversee the consumer facing […] More…