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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…

2017 Volvo V60 Polestar Review

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

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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…

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…

Safety Updates Coming to 90 Series

posted by on 23 November 2016 in News Volvo News

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The 90 series of Volvos is about to get safer thanks to new features that take advantage of information the cars are already collecting. The updates will, among other things, warn drivers of slippery road conditions and cars that have pulled over on the road ahead. The technologies, called Slippery Road Alert and Hazard Light […] More…

Volvo Wins 2017 IntelliChoice Certified Pre-Owned Car Awards

posted by on 21 November 2016 in News Volvo News

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Everyone knows that Volvo is excellent at offering new cars, but, as it turns out, it’s also excellent at offering pre-owned Volvos. That’s according to IntelliChoice, a cost and value analysis provider that honored Volvo in its Certified Pre-Owned Car (CPO) Awards. Volvo Car USA won the Best Premium Program award and the Best Premium […] 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

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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…

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