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Volvo Profit Up 11 Percent in Q1 2017

posted by on 28 April 2017 in News Volvo News

Volvo Cars has had a strong first quarter of 2017 with profit rising 11 percent, to $395 million and sales increased by 7.1%. Globally, the Swedish automaker sold nearly 130,000 cars between January and March, though increasing investments in new staff and facilities mean that its operating margin went down from 7.5% to 7.3%. “In […] More…

Gallery: The Saint’s P1800 in New York

posted by on 13 April 2017 in News Volvo News

The New York Auto Show has a number of fascinating Volvos to look at, but few more interesting than the white 1967 P1800 that once belonged to Roger Moore. The former James Bond bought the Volvo during his tenure as Simon Templar, the protagonist in The Saint. The series ran on the BBC from 1962 […] More…

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…