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Volvo Cars Announces New Target of 1 Million Electrified Cars Sold by 2025

posted by on 21 April 2016 in Volvo News

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that it aims to sell a total of up to one million electrified cars by 2025. The Swedish company plans to achieve this aim by offering at least two hybrid versions of every model in its range and releasing the first all-electric car in 2019. “It is […] More…

ViVA Performance Announces Performance Software Upgrades for P1 Chassis Applications

posted by on 21 March 2016 in Volvo News

ViVA Performance announces the availability of custom tailored, performance software upgrades for Volvo S40, V50, C30 and C70 (P1 chassis) models. Through an exclusive partnership with Hilton Tuning, custom ECU tuning programs are now available for the popular Volvo P1 chassis, which use the Bosch Motronic ME9 engine management hardware/software system.   Various “Stages” of ECU […] More…

Volvo Cars’ Global February Sales up 15.2 per cent, Growth in all Regions

posted by on 4 March 2016 in Volvo News

Global retail sales of 34,551 cars in February                                        US market up 31.1 per cent Volvo XC90 drives global growth Volvo Cars posted a 15.2 per cent increase in retail sales for the month of February, selling 34,551 cars globally. Sales of the new Volvo XC90 were the main growth driver in all regions, while […] More…

Gallery: Volvo at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show

posted by on 2 March 2016 in On Location

At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Volvo debuted their new V90, which just might be the most elegant wagon in existence.  The brand also showed off the XC90 Excellence, an extremely luxurious version of their SUV with two reclining captain’s chairs in the rear, and the newly facelifted V40.  While the XC90 Excellence will be […] More…

Volvo S90 Configurator Now Online

posted by on 14 January 2016 in Volvo News

Just days after the its US debut, Volvo’s S90 configurator is now online.  Well, sort of.  Let us explain. By heading over to the Build and Price page on Volvo’s website, the S90 is now available for configuration.  Users have the full run of options and accessories, as well as trim levels and engine options […] More…

S90 and V90 Polestar in the Works? Autocar Says Yes.

posted by on 3 December 2015 in Volvo News

The S90 has only been officially for about a day now (V90 to come early next year), but the UK’s Autocar Magazine says that a Polestar variant is just a matter of time.  According to a report published earlier today, Autocar claims that Volvo President Håkan Samuelsson has all but confirmed a forthcoming Polestar version […] More…

Volvo XC40 Mule Spied Testing

posted by on 22 October 2015 in Volvo News

The minds at Volvo have been quite busy recently, as the recent influx of test vehicles creeping their way out of Gothenburg points to big things coming from the Swedes.  The latest of these was sent our way earlier today by CarPix, showing what appears to be a V40-based SUV, to logically be called the […] More…

Volvo V90 Scale Model Leaks Online, Gives Best View Yet of Upcoming Model

posted by on 20 October 2015 in Volvo News

Volvo’s upcoming V90 Estate has leaked online, and once again it’s in the form of an official scale model.  Coming just a few weeks after the S90 was leaked in an eerily similar fashion, the V90 appears exactly as you’d expect it to look.  Borrowing heavily from the extremely popular XC90 and what we’ve seen […] More…

Event Report: Techno Classica 2015

posted by on 21 April 2015 in Events Coverage

Essen, Germany – Held indoors at Messe Essen and boasting official presence from more than 25 different brands, Techno Classica is best described as a Concours for the auto industry.  In addition to Auto Show-style displays from each of the attending brands, Techno Classica is also a great place to buy and sell classic cars.  This […] More…

Report: Upcoming S90 to Use Concept Estate Design Language

posted by on 15 April 2015 in Volvo News

According to a report published last night by CAR Magazine, the upcoming S90 and V90 Estate (and later V90 Cross Country) will utilize many design cues from Volvo’s Concept Estate show car.  Built atop Volvo’s Scaleable Product Architecture platform, the upcoming cars are said to “have more impact” than previous Volvo models, according to Volvo Car […] More…