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SimplePart selected as official Parts & Accessories e-Commerce Vendor for Volvo Car USA

posted by on 9 November 2016 in Industry News


Atlanta-based company awarded contract to launch a national parts and accessories e-commerce program for Volvo in the United States. ATLANTA – SimplePart announced today that it has been selected as an official vendor for Volvo Car USA for its first online e-commerce program, Volvo Parts & Accessories Online. The national program site, usparts.volvocars.com, launched on […] More…

HEICO SPORTIV power enhancement for the new Volvo XC90 D5

posted by on 8 July 2015 in Industry News


• HEICO SPORTIV consolidates its #1 position amongst Volvo tuner • World’s first power enhancement for Volvo XC90 • 184 kW (250 hp) and 550 Nm torque for D5 engine Weiterstadt – HEICO SPORTIV presents world’s first power enhancement for the new Volvo XC90 D5 AWD. 184 kW (250 hp) and an awesome maximum 550 […] More…

World premiere of the Volvo XC90 by HEICO SPORTIV

posted by on 12 June 2015 in Industry News


• Striking design thanks to HEICO SPORTIV Bodykit • World premiere of Selected Sound • New 22” and 23” VOLUTION® sport wheels Weiterstadt – The curtain is raised for the brand new Volvo XC90 by HEICO SPORTIV. Coinciding with next Saturday’s market launch, the preeminent Weiterstadt-based Volvo specialist will be-come the world’s first vehicle finisher […] More…

Volvo V40 Carbon first to get new generation Polestar Performance Optimization

posted by on 21 May 2015 in Industry News


The first model to get the new Polestar Performance Optimisation is the limited edition Volvo V40 Carbon. The engineers of Polestar have transfered the same development philosophy as when optimising race cars to the new optimisation for the V40 Carbon. The key areas of improvement are drivability and driving control, fully utilising the latest and […] More…

Introducing the new generation Polestar Performance Optimisation

posted by on 29 April 2015 in Industry News Motorsport News News


The new generation Polestar Performance Optimisation for Volvo models with Drive-E engines is here, introducing a new concept where the drivetrain is optimised together with the engine. ”The new generation marks a big step forward. By expanding our optimisations to the drivetrain, we are able to offer a new dimension in enhanced driving experience for […] More…

HEICO SPORTIV presents the first 23” forged wheel for the new XC90

posted by on 28 April 2015 in Industry News News


Weiterstadt. HEICO SPORTIV will be the first-ever customizer to offer a forged wheel to coincide with the new Volvo XC90’s market debut. The 11x23” VOLUTION® X. FORGED wheel will be available from July. The Volvo XC90 ushers in a new era for the Swedish carmaker. The premium SUV is a pioneer of the new modu-lar […] More…

IPD Mourns Loss of Founder Richard Gordon

posted by on 10 November 2014 in Industry News


IPD has announced the passing of their founder Richard Gordon, after his battle with Parkinson’s disease.  Gordon was an Oregon native and a pioneer in the Volvo aftermarket, founding ipd in 1963.  He will be sadly missed by friends, colleagues and loved ones. Read the full release below. It is with a heavy heart that the […] More…

20 years of performance Volvo estates – The 855 T-5R and V60 Polestar

posted by on 5 November 2014 in Industry News News


The Volvo 855 T-5R made its debut 20 years ago as the first dedicated performance estate model from Volvo. Polestar celebrated the anniversary by bringing the 855 T-5R together with its current heir, the Volvo V60 Polestar, to Huntington Beach, California, USA. ”Fast Volvo estates as the 855 T-5R is something special for many performance […] More…

10 Best Luxury Cars Under $40,000 Of 2014

posted by on 29 January 2014 in Industry News

Top Luxury Cars That Won’t Break the Bank Determined By Kelley Blue Book Expert Editors IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Luxury transportation is now more attainable than the days of “Daddy Warbucks.” In the midst of the holiday season, new-car shoppers can step up into a luxury carwithout breaking the bank by checking […] More…

KBB.com Reveals: Volvo is a Popular Auto Brand

posted by on 6 January 2014 in Industry News


Kelley Blue Book Reveals Most And Least Popular Auto Brands, Segments By U.S. Region