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Volvo’s First EV Targets Bolt-Beating Range

posted by on 13 March 2017 in News Volvo News

Volvo is working to introduce its first all-electric vehicle and the brand is targeting a range of at least 250 miles.  Speaking with Automotive News at the Geneva Motor Show, Lex Kerssemakers, the CEO of Volvo Car USA, said that he has tasked engineers with coming up with an electric car that will travel at least 250 miles […] More…

New Volvo XC60 Will Help You Steer to Avoid Crashes

posted by on 28 February 2017 in News Volvo News

When Volvo reveals the new XC60 next week at the Geneva Motor Show, a new set of safety features will be among the revisions, allowing the SUV to steer itself in order to avoid crashes.  The City Safety system has three new features, all of which are designed to help mitigate crashes by using automatic […] More…

Volvo Offering a Fat Bonus to S90 Buyers That Come from Other Luxury Brands

posted by on 23 December 2016 in News Volvo News

Volvo is offering a big conquest bonus on its new S90 hoping to lure customers over from the German luxury brands.  According to carsdirect.com, Volvo is giving buyers a $3,000 bonus if they get out of an Audi, BMW, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lexus or Mercedes-Benz vehicle. That is a pretty big jump over the $1,000 that Volvo was […] More…

Uber Defies California Regulators, Keeps Self-Driving Cars on San Francisco Streets

posted by on 19 December 2016 in News Volvo News

Uber is refusing to pull its self-driving vehicles from the streets of San Francisco despite the state of California requesting the company does so. On Dec.14 of this year, Uber launched its self-driving car pilot project on the streets of San Francisco, and on the same day was sent a letter from the state of […] More…

You Can Now Get a Self-Driving Volvo Uber in San Francisco

posted by on 14 December 2016 in News Volvo News

Uber has expanded its self-driving pilot program to San Francisco, the second U.S. city to offer the service.  Launched in Pittsburgh this past September, the pilot program will offer a handful of self-driving Volvo XC90s and Ford Focus sedans, each one with an engineer to monitor it and take control if necessary. Customers are allowed […] More…

Volvo Recalls 74K New Vehicles over Seatbelt Issue

posted by on 9 November 2016 in News Volvo News

Volvo is calling back more than 74,000 vehicles over an issue with seatbelts.  The Swedish brand is calling back the S60, S90, V60, XC60 and XC90, all from the 2016 and 2017 model years. The issue is a connecting pin in the passenger seatbelt buckle which can malfunction and cause the belt to work inadequately […] More…

Polestar Cranks up XC90 T8 into Most Powerful Volvo Ever

posted by on 15 June 2016 in Volvo News

Polestar is opening the performance tap on the Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine, making it the most powerful Volvo model ever.  More…