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Volvo CEO Says Diesel’s Days are Numbered

posted by on 17 May 2017 in News Volvo News

Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo’s CEO, recently revealed that this generation of diesel engines could be the company’s last. Volvo predicts that with mid-cycle improvements the engine will be useful until about 2023, but that the cost of developing a new engine after that will cost too much to be feasible. “From today’s perspective, we will not […] More…

Samuelsson Calls on Car Industry to Go Greener

posted by on 16 May 2017 in News Volvo News

Volvo’s CEO, Hakan Samuelsson last week called for the car industry to more closely reflect consumer demand and go greener. “Our customers want safer, more sustainable and convenient cars,” said Samuelsson. “We can meet that demand, be a force for change and grow our business at the same time. I am confident that our next […] More…

Volvo Partners with Google on Android-Based Infotainment System

posted by on 15 May 2017 in News Volvo News

Volvo has announced a new partnership with technology giant Google that will result in new in-car infotainment and connectivity for its cars.  The new Android-based system will offer a wide array of functions and it will launch on Volvo vehicles within two years. Volvo says that the relationship will revolutionize how owners engage and interact […] More…

Watch: The S90 Goes up Against the Lincoln Continental

posted by on 11 May 2017 in News Volvo News

The Volvo is now the smart choice for people looking for luxury, but who don’t want one of the usual suspects. It’s interesting, it’s charming, and it doesn’t have the associations of the German brands. But now there’s another outsider coming to the luxury game with a renewed name: Lincoln. So which is the smart […] More…

Driven: 2017 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Inscription

posted by on 6 May 2017 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

Since the launch of the XC60 during the 2010 model year, the compact luxury crossover received a cosmetic refresh for 2014 and during 2015 Volvo integrated the 2.0 four-cylinder Drive-E engines and eight-speed transmission. While the XC60 is the oldest model in the fleet, it remains Volvo’s second best-selling vehicle behind the all-new XC90. The […] More…

First Drive: 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country

posted by on 3 May 2017 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” The 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country has been designed to reconnect people with their true passions and to live their lives to the fullest through amazing journeys. This Scandinavian sanctuary truly inspires rediscovery in a manner unique to a wagon and unique to Volvo. […] More…

Volvo Sales Up 10% in April

posted by on 2 May 2017 in News Volvo News

Sales continue to improve for Volvo, which celebrated a strong start to the year’s second quarter with a 10.5% sales increase in April. The increase was precipitated by strong performances in all three of Volvo’s main sales regions and amounted to nearly 47,000 cars sold worldwide. The Asia Pacific region and China, in particular, were […] More…

Volvo Profit Up 11 Percent in Q1 2017

posted by on 28 April 2017 in News Volvo News

Volvo Cars has had a strong first quarter of 2017 with profit rising 11 percent, to $395 million and sales increased by 7.1%. Globally, the Swedish automaker sold nearly 130,000 cars between January and March, though increasing investments in new staff and facilities mean that its operating margin went down from 7.5% to 7.3%. “In […] More…

Volvo Kicks Off Production for its Newest Crossover

posted by on 26 April 2017 in News Volvo News

The first 2018 Volvo XC60 has rolled off the production line. The new crossover is being built at the automaker’s Torslanda plant in Sweden and the first customer-bound car is a T5 Inscription AWD model finished in Crystal White. Volvo said it rolled off the production line just before lunch time. The model represents about […] More…

Volvo Hints that Smaller S20, V20 and XC20 Models Could be Coming

posted by on 19 April 2017 in News Volvo News

Volvo’s U.S. president has hinted that the Swedish automaker will bring a new line of small cars to production. Speaking with Car and Driver, Volvo‘s U.S. president Lex Kerssemakers was talking about product nomenclature when he mentioned a 20-series model. “It’s pretty straightforward: The 90 is the biggest, and the 40 is the smallest,” he said. […] More…

Gallery: The Saint’s P1800 in New York

posted by on 13 April 2017 in News Volvo News

The New York Auto Show has a number of fascinating Volvos to look at, but few more interesting than the white 1967 P1800 that once belonged to Roger Moore. The former James Bond bought the Volvo during his tenure as Simon Templar, the protagonist in The Saint. The series ran on the BBC from 1962 […] More…

Volvo XC60 Makes North American Debut, 2018 S90 U.S. Pricing & New Features Announced

posted by on 12 April 2017 in Volvo News

Volvo Cars debuted the all-new 2018 XC60 and the 2018 S90 with new features and pricing details at the New York International Auto Show today. The all-new XC60 features an expressive, athletic take on the design language introduced with the award winning XC90. The 2018 S90 will mark its second model year with the introduction […] More…

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