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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…

Volvo Polestar is Ready for 2017 WTCC Title

posted by on 27 February 2017 in Motorsport News News Volvo News

Are you excited for the start of the 2017 World Touring Car Championship? Volvo sure is. Fresh off the team’s stunning debut last season, Polestar Cyan Racing is ready to get racing again and has revealed the race program has been expanded and the team is looking to win the championship this year. What was […] More…

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…