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Volvo Warns that its Earnings Will be Hurt in 2020

posted by on 26 March 2020 in News Volvo News

Along with the rest of the automotive world and, indeed, the rest of the economy, Volvo is warning that its 2020 earnings will be affected by the coronavirus. “The weakening market and production disruptions will impact the first half year results negatively as sales, profit and cash flow are expected to be lower than last […] More…

Polestar 2 Production Starts in China Despite Coronavirus

posted by on 23 March 2020 in News Polestar News

In a letter sent out to prospective customers and posted to polestar-forum.com, Polestar announced that it had begun production on the Polestar 2. This despite production stoppages around the world and work-from-home orders to its staff in Europe and North America. “Our precautions and planning over the last months mean that we have begun Polestar […] More…

Volvo to Recall 750,000 Cars Worldwide Over Autonomous Emergency Braking Fault

posted by on 18 March 2020 in News Volvo News

A fault in Volvo’s emergency braking system is prompting a worldwide recall of 750,000 vehicles, reports Autocar. The fault was discovered by Denmark’s motoring body, FDM during a road test in 2019. During the test, an XC60 repeatedly failed to stop for an obstacle that should have triggered autonomous emergency braking.  Volvo took the car […] More…

Volvo Cars Looks to Rail Against Emissions

posted by on 17 March 2020 in News Volvo News

Volvo Cars has announced it will be using more rail and less road to help reduce CO2 emissions from manufacturing and transportation of its vehicles. The plan, the company says, is especially important for implementation in Europe, where the company currently uses many trucks for transport, but where rail is generally more prevalent than in […] More…

Electric XC40 Priced Higher than Base XC90 in the UK

posted by on 16 March 2020 in Volvo News

Volvo has announced the pricing for the all electric XC40 in the UK and the price is rather high at £53,155. Put another way, that’s a thousands pounds more than base price for the XC90. That price converts to roughly $65,000 in the US, but car prices are rarely a straight conversion thanks to production […] More…

Volvo Ghenting Started on Batteries at New Plant

posted by on 5 March 2020 in News Volvo News

Volvo has just announced the startup of its latest and brand-new battery assembly line. The Belgian factory is part of the same manufacturing plant that will build the XC40 Recharge P8, the first fully-electric Volvo, starting later this year. “I am pleased to celebrate this momentous occasion with our employees here in Ghent,” said Geert […] More…

Geely is Building Satellites for Autonomous Cars

posted by on 4 March 2020 in Volvo News

Volvo’s parent company Geely is investing more than $325 million in satellite manufacturing to provide more accurate data for self-driving cars. The investment will allow Geely to build a plant in China, reports Automotive News Europe. The company plans to produce 500 satellites per year by 2025. By then, it expects its cars will have […] More…

Watch Volvo Truck’s President Ride a 50 Foot Tall Tower of Volvo Trucks

posted by on 3 March 2020 in Volvo News

There are times when trying to condense everything that has happened in a video into a headline is difficult. So much is going on in this video that it’s kind of hard to describe in a single thought. Volvo Trucks is updating four of its trucks (important ones, apparently) and they wanted to find a […] More…

Luxurious Land Yacht Bound for Volvo Stable

posted by on 2 March 2020 in News Volvo News

Volvo’s not whispering in anyone’s ear, but Volvo dealers surely are. That’s how we’ve learned that Volvo Cars plans to insert two new vehicles at the top and near the bottom of its current lineup. According to dealers, a range-topping XC100 will soon take its place atop the model ladder, with a coupe-like crossover slotted […] More…

Polestar Shows New Precept Concept with Sustainable Insides, New Android Infotainment

posted by on 25 February 2020 in News Polestar News

Polestar has just shown its latest concept. The company calls it a manifesto, showing the electric automaker’s hopes, dreams, and plans. The Precept is an electric sedan with the future car styling we crave and the high-tech add-ons to go with it. This one starts on the inside, where it showcases the efforts of Polestar […] More…

Polestar Repreviews the Precept Prototype

posted by on 24 February 2020 in Polestar News

Polestar will be taking the wraps off of a new concept vehicle tomorrow and to get us excited they’ve released another teaser image. Joining a first teaser image of the car that is being called “Precept,” this image shows fewer lights but is ironically better illuminated. Showing an overhead view of the hood, the image […] More…

Volvo Updates S90 and V90, Mildly Hybridizes all Trims

posted by on 21 February 2020 in Volvo News

Every S and V90 will have at least a small amount hybridization. Along with the 48-volt hybrid system, the cars will look different and sound better. The latter change is thanks to a new Bowers and Wilkins hi-fi system that will “mimic the sound of your favourite jazz club,” according to Volvo. The improvements include […] More…

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