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What is Wheelwell?

posted by on 28 June 2017 in Industry News

Buried in the announcement that K-PAX Performance Cars was being acquired a few months ago, was that Peter J. Nielsen, the Swedish co-founder & president of K-PAX, was heading over to spearhead the business side of things at Wheelwell. Many of you probably passed it over or simply wondered what is Wheelwell? Since I think […] More…

Polestar announces new management team to develop electrified performance brand for Volvo Cars

posted by on 21 June 2017 in Volvo News

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that Polestar, its performance car arm, is to become a new separately-branded electrified global high performance car company, marking the latest stage in Volvo’s ongoing transformation. In order to drive the development of the brand, Volvo Cars also announced today that Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design […] More…

REVIEW: Pearl’s RearVision – The Rear Anti-Collision System

posted by on 9 June 2017 in Reviews and Road Tests

Each year new technologies improve safety and enhance the driving experience of Volvo vehicles. However, tech-related features and options available within vehicles today become outdated within a matter of months and just a few years from now the technology gap will be even more significant. To bridge divide, technology companies such as Pearl Automation, Inc. […] More…

Driven: 2017 S60 and V60 Polestar

posted by on 30 May 2017 in Reviews and Road Tests

In 1965 Joginder Sign won the Safari Rally with the Volvo PV544 and when Volvo’s 242 “Flying Brick” swept the competition off the racing circuits of Europe on its way to become the Group A champion the reputation for being a boring car was erased. It was not until the mid-1990s, when Volvo entered two […] More…

Historic double victory and World Championship lead at the Nürburgring

posted by on 27 May 2017 in Motorsport News Volvo News

The FIA World Touring Car Championship weekend at the world’s most challenging circuit, the Nürburgring Nordschleife, turned out to be the best ever for Polestar Cyan Racing with a double victory, double championship lead and a record lap Thed Björk won the first race with team-mate Nicky Catsburg taking the honours of the second race, […] More…

Revealing a secret from the Nürburgring Nordschleife

posted by on 25 May 2017 in Volvo News

Cyan Racing remained at the Nürburgring Nordschleife after last year’s FIA World Touring Car Championship race to perform a secret test. The objective was to take the performance of the Volvo S60 Polestar road car as far as possible. The result was record-breaking and the learnings were so important, not only for the road car […] More…

Driven: 2017 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Inscription

posted by on 6 May 2017 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

Since the launch of the XC60 during the 2010 model year, the compact luxury crossover received a cosmetic refresh for 2014 and during 2015 Volvo integrated the 2.0 four-cylinder Drive-E engines and eight-speed transmission. While the XC60 is the oldest model in the fleet, it remains Volvo’s second best-selling vehicle behind the all-new XC90. The […] More…

First Drive: 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country

posted by on 3 May 2017 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” The 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country has been designed to reconnect people with their true passions and to live their lives to the fullest through amazing journeys. This Scandinavian sanctuary truly inspires rediscovery in a manner unique to a wagon and unique to Volvo. […] 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…