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Volvo Teases New Model

posted by on 24 February 2017 in News Volvo News

Volvo has released a picture of a new car ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, which opens to the public on March 9. Although the Swedish manufacturer hasn’t revealed what the new model is yet, based on everything we know, it’s a pretty safe bet that it’s the new XC60. Whatever the case, this front […] More…

Spied: Close Ups of the XC40 Testing

posted by on 22 February 2017 in News Volvo News

We got our first hint of what Volvo’s small vehicles would look like last May with the 40 prototypes, but now we’re getting a better idea of what the production XC40 will look like thanks to these spy shots of the crossover. Volvo chose the coldest, windiest, snowiest day it could to test its XC40, but […] More…

Volvo V90 to Start at $49,950

posted by on 8 February 2017 in News Volvo News

Volvo has officially revealed pricing for its newest wagon, the V90. Available in two trims, the V90 R-Design  will start at $49,950, while the Inscription will start at $51,950. Both come standard with the T5 drive train that sends 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels. Both are also available with […] More…

What the Heck Going on With this Volvo Mule?

posted by on 26 January 2017 in News Volvo News

We’ve just gotten our hands on these spy shots of a funny-looking XC90 and we’re at a loss. With an extended wheelbase and a pile of steel weighing the back down, this test mule has us scratching our heads. It looks like the Swedes have just taken the sawzall to the rear fender to make up […] More…

Volvo Trademarks Hint at Small and Electric Vehicles to Come

posted by on 23 January 2017 in News Volvo News

Volvo’s been on a trademarking spree lately, filing applications in the US for V20 and V30, and filing the names P5, P6, and more in Europe. The European trademark applications say that the names P5, P6, P8, P9, and P10 are for “vehicles and conveyances; Electric vehicles.” These would presumably be added after the model name, […] More…

Gallery: The VOLTS Volvo 240s

posted by on 18 January 2017 in News On Location

The Tokyo Auto Salon is a bit like the Japanese SEMA. The show is more for custom cars and modifications, than for manufacturers, so you get to see some pretty wild stuff. Sometimes, though, you see something a bit odd and very wonderful, like these Volvo 240 wagons. Made by the maddeningly mysterious VOLTS, about […] More…

Meet the First Family to Test Volvo’s Autonomous XC90

posted by on 9 January 2017 in News Volvo News

In its pursuit of bringing autonomous vehicles to the road, Volvo will test around 100 autonomous vehicles in its home town of Gothenburg, Sweden this year. The Hain family  was the first to receive the keys to its autonomous XC90 today in Detroit. The stereotypically blonde Hain family will test drive the car for 2017, […] More…

Jerry Seinfeld and Kristin Wiig Explore the Volvo-ness

posted by on 6 January 2017 in News Volvo Blog

You may know that Jerry Seinfeld is an avowed fan of Volvos, but it might you to know that Kristen Wiig (SNL, Ghost Busters, Bride’s Maids) is also a big fan of the brand. On the first episode of season nine of Seinfeld’s hit web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, he drives Wiig around […] More…

Volvo Expands Car Sharing Service

posted by on 6 January 2017 in News Volvo News

Since 1998 Volvo has been running Sunfleet, a car sharing service in Sweden, and now it’s going global. With more than 50,000 subscribers in 50 Swedish cities, Sunfleet is already doing quite well in Volvo’s home market, but with the changing automotive landscape, the brand recognizes that it’s time to offer the service around the […] More…

The Volvo V90 is Finally Coming to America

posted by on 5 January 2017 in News Volvo News

The wagon is experiencing something of a cultural moment right now and few brands have been more adamant supporters of the body style than Volvo. Now, the next chapter is here, as the V90 is set to premiere in Detroit early next week. The final member of the 90 Series family, the V90 is the […] More…