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The Digital Doors are open – Order Your V90

posted by on 11 February 2017 in Features

The Volvo V90 Wagon is now available to order for U.S. customers. The custom order approach via Volvo Concierge allows the company to provide a full range of options to wagon lovers. Customers can perfect their vehicle via a unique one-to-one interaction with a Volvo representative online. The V90 will also be available through Overseas […] More…

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…