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

posted by on 19 December 2016 in News Volvo News

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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…

Watch: Volvo’s Fastest Car Races the World’s Fastest Truck

posted by on 14 December 2016 in Volvo News

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The Volvo S60 Polestar has been tearing it up on northern Europe’s race tracks, competing and winning in the World Touring Car Championship, but is it the fastest vehicle Volvo makes? Volvo Trucks unsurprisingly makes some pretty big, pretty impressive engines and they’ve been busily working on a truck they call the Iron Knight. Making […] More…

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

posted by on 14 December 2016 in News Volvo News

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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…

Polestar wins Wards 10 Best Engines award for V60 Polestar

posted by on 12 December 2016 in Volvo News

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The 367 hp* engine in the new Volvo V60 and S60 Polestar, one of the most powerful four-cylinder production engines in the world, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Wards 10 Best Engines trophy. “Not long ago, a newly designed engine that could achieve 100 hp per litre was a big deal. Today, Polestar and […] More…

Volvo Chooses Hotshot Executive to Replace R&D Lead Poached by Audi

posted by on 8 December 2016 in News Volvo News

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Volvo has named Henrik Green as its new head of researching and development, replacing Peter Mertens, who was usurped by Audi in November. Green, 43, entered Volvo’s executive branch in October as the senior vice president of sales, production planning, and customer service. Volvo says the vacant position, which was created for Green specifically, will be filled […] More…

Polestar optimizes the latest Volvo Cars model

posted by on 6 December 2016 in Volvo News

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The latest generation Polestar Performance Optimization is now available for the new Volvo V90 Cross Country, taking the performance and drivability further in five key areas of the rugged and refined estate. ”To include the V90 Cross Country, a true adventure crossover, in our optimization programme is a vital part of our operation to further […] More…

Volvo Cars appoints Atif Rafiq senior vice president IT & chief digital officer

posted by on 2 December 2016 in Volvo News

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Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has appointed Atif Rafiq to the position of senior vice president IT and chief digital officer. Mr Rafiq, 43, will oversee the company’s continued digital transformation, helping to evolve how consumers interact with Volvo cars across the buying, driving, entertainment and service experience. He will oversee the consumer facing […] More…

Volvo V90 Ready to Catch Some Swedish Baddies

posted by on 1 December 2016 in News Volvo News

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The Swedish police force has long chosen Volvos whenever it’s needed cars, and now that there’s a new wagon—the V90—the Polisen have been running tests to determine its worthiness. Not only did the handsome V90 pass with flying colors, it was the best rated car ever tested by the Swedish police force, 9.2 out of […] More…

Volvo Car USA: November Sales deliver 19.6% YTD growth

posted by on 1 December 2016 in Volvo News

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ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (Dec. 1, 2016) – Volvo Car USA, LLC, (VCUSA) reported U.S. sales of 7,723 vehicles, an 11.9 percent increase versus November 2015. Year-to-date sales are up 19.6 percent. Sales for the month of November were led by the most awarded SUV of the century, the XC90, with 2,606 vehicles sold. The XC60 followed […] More…

Peter Mertens Leaves Volvo for Audi

posted by on 24 November 2016 in News Volvo News

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Dr. Peter Mertens, until now the Vice President of Research and Development at Volvo, is leaving the company to take a new position leading Technical Development at Audi. Mertens joined Volvo in 2011 and was an important member of the team that led Volvo’s turnaround. In his time with the company, Volvo released the very well […] More…