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2017 Volvo V60 Polestar Review

posted by on 6 December 2016 in Features Reviews and Road Tests


The Volvo-Polestar folks are experts in leaving impressions. A few years ago, I drove the S60 and V60 Polestar vehicles, and to this day, they linger in my memory for their brilliant styling, aggressive performance and popping personality in comparison to their more reserved stablemates. I wish those memories were only positive, but I still recall […] More…

V90 Cross Country and V60 Polestar Make Auto Show Debut in LA

posted by on 17 November 2016 in Events Coverage Features News Volvo News


The 2017 V90 Cross Country made its car show debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show today. Placed alongside the new V60 Polestar, the two cars show the duality of Volvo performance, in both ideal and less than ideal conditions. The svelte new V90 Cross Country features a raised ride height, all-wheel-drive, and body cladding […] More…

Gallery: Volvo at the 2017 LA Auto Show

posted by on 17 November 2016 in Events Coverage Features


The 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show has officially opened its doors to the world’s media, and Swedespeed was there with a camera to capture the loveliest cars Sweden has to offer in 2017. Complete with unspeakably stylish mid-century modern furniture and a moose, the Volvo stand at the show was also replete with Volvo’s finest […] More…

Review: The XC90 T8 Still Shines with Age

posted by on 2 November 2016 in Features Reviews and Road Tests


When the Volvo XC90 first hit the streets everyone was impressed. It was elegant and lithe and promised a new era at Volvo. Freed from the economic pressures of parent companies only interested the bottom line, the manufacturer could finally think outside the box and make the car they truly wanted to. Their design served […] More…

2016 Swedish Car Day Photo Gallery

posted by on 19 June 2016 in Events Coverage Features On Location


Finding a good and trustworthy repair shop is difficult. Finding a good and trustworthy repair shop that understands enthusiasts and the use of both OEM and non-OEM parts is even more challenging. Last year, I found an independent shop that does and you should check them out if you are in the DC Metro area. […] More…

Review: With the New S90, Volvo Proves that Fortune Favors the Bold

posted by on 14 June 2016 in Features News Reviews and Road Tests


  Back in 2010, Volvo was bought by a big Chinese company and nearly overnight went from a fairly boring car maker to making bold claims that no one driving their cars would be seriously injured or die in a car accident by 2020. Although we were slow to see new product rolling out, there […] More…

2016 Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals Gallery

posted by on 25 May 2016 in Events Coverage


Carlisle Events reinvented a nearly 30-year tradition by transcending all marques, scenes and styles, the Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals set to feature more than 2,000 show vehicles but the weather may have put a damper on the number of vehicles. Historically, The Import and Kit Car Nationals show was separate from the Performance & […] More…

Winter Tires – Do you need more traction this season?

posted by on 26 January 2016 in Features Technical Features


With the east coast digging out from the Blizzard of 2016, the subject of winter tires has become a topic during snow shoveling breaks. Tire tread patterns, air pressure and the rubber compound are all important variables that contribute to how a vehicle performs in various weather conditions and temperatures. When the temperatures drop to […] More…

The Volvo 60th Anniversary Event

posted by on 16 December 2015 in Events Coverage


The 1955 PV444 was the first Volvo imported to the U.S. During 1955, Volvo sold 26 cars. The following year Volvo’s U.S. annual sales grew to 5000 vehicles. Fast forward today and Volvo North America delivers around 60,000 vehicles. The newly announced manufacturing plant in South Carolina hopes to push sales above 100,000 vehicles, starting […] More…

Find of the Day: 1979 VOLVO 242 DL 2-DOOR SEDAN

posted by on 3 November 2015 in Feature Cars


We came across this 242 and thought it needed to find a worthy home. Located in West Chester, PA, below is the text from the ad. The ad has 150 detail photos revealing the high quality of this 1979 242 DL. This is a Two Owner Volvo 240 Series 2-Door Sedan that was sold to […] More…