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Tesla’s Long-Range Model 3 Made Volvo Re-think XC40 Recharge

posted by on 9 December 2019 in News

Tesla’s Model 3 played a late-stage part in the development of Volvo’s XC40 Recharge, one that’s likely made it better for those planning on taking the Swedish EV for long-range drives. We increased the battery size,” Volvo CTO Henrik Green told Automotive News Europe, speaking about the company’s thoughts when the 322-mile Model 3 Long […] More…

Polestar 2 Takes A Step Closer To Production With Prototypes Rolling Off The Line

posted by on 2 December 2019 in News Polestar News Volvo News

Performance EV brand Polestar has brought the pure-electric Polestar 2 one step closer to production, with tooling trial prototypes of the brand-new car model now rolling off the line at Geely’s Luqiao facility in China. The car is Polestar’s second production model after the Polestar 1 plug-in hybrid, and its first-ever pure-electric production vehicle. With […] More…

More of the Best Cyber Monday Automotive Deals

posted by on 2 December 2019 in News Volvo News

[The Wise Guide finds and recommends products. We earn commissions from purchases you make using the retail links in this post. Learn more about how this works.] Rain-X Fusion Wiper Blades – 12/1/2019 0:00 PST There are plenty of replacement wiper blade options out there, but Rain-X is likely a brand you’ve heard of for its popular […] More…

Best Black Friday Tire Deals

posted by on 28 November 2019 in News

Photo credit: SantiPhotoSS / Shutterstock.com Black Friday 2019 is finally here and if you want to save big on tires, you’ve come to the right place. More…

Best Early Black Friday Automotive Deals

posted by on 25 November 2019 in Choice Gear News

Image credit: ducu59us / Shutterstock.com Black Friday is just around the corner, but that hasn’t stopped Amazon from launching thousands of deals ahead of time. You can get a jump start on your Holiday shopping this year without having to wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday to come around. Many automotive deals are already […] More…

Want A Wagon That Won’t Depreciate Like A Rock? Buy A Volvo V90

posted by on 20 November 2019 in News Volvo Blog Volvo News

Automobile depreciation is a fact of life, although some makes and models are worse than others. Fun fact: the average Maserati loses ten percent of its value every time someone looks at it. But if you’re looking for a new car whose value isn’t going to plummet as soon as you drive it off the […] More…

The Last New Saab Ever Offered For Sale Just Fetched $48,300

posted by on 18 November 2019 in News

Since the discontinuation of the Saab car brand in 2014, there remained one new, unsold example of the Swedish carmaker’s final product: the 9-3. Reportedly built to undergo crash testing, that test never ended up happening, so the 2014 Saab 9-3 Aero Turbo 4 sat unused for half a decade before finally auctioning this month. […] More…

Volvo Celebrates The Three-Point Seat Belt’s 60th With ‘National Seat Belt Day’

posted by on 14 November 2019 in News Volvo News

There are some truly bizarre, obscure holidays out there. National Hug-A-Plumber Day doesn’t have the same cachet as, say, a Christmas or a Halloween, but it’s still a thing. And Volvo Car USA, along with Uber and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), want to make today – November 14th – “National Seat Belt Day”. […] More…

Latest Twin-Charged Volvo Makes 3,000 hp, Currently Cheaper Than Base XC40

posted by on 12 November 2019 in Tuner News

The latest twin-charged Volvo isn’t exactly likely to appeal to environmentally conscious drivers the way the brand’s other turbo and supercharged models does. But that’s ok, because this one takes the idea and makes it even more awesome. It’s also definitely not officially endorsed by Volvo, since it’s a big-block powered, 3,000 hp monsterVolvo. And […] More…

Volvo Going High Tech to Monitor Cobalt Sourcing

posted by on 6 November 2019 in Volvo News

Volvo wants to track where its cobalt is coming from, and so it’s going to apply blockchain technology to do it. The automaker calls traceability of raw materials for lithium-ion batteries like cobalt “one of the main sustainability challenges faced by car makers.” Because cobalt can be sourced from supply chains that are less than […] More…

2020 Polestar 1: First Drive

posted by on 5 November 2019 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

Although the 1 is an extremely comely car, it is also a vaguely disappointing one. The quality of its materials, the ethos of its design, and the nature of its power delivery fail to live up to the promise made by its exterior. And although there’s nothing exactly wrong with the 1, it’s just that […] More…

Volvo USA Posts Best October Sales Since 2004

posted by on 1 November 2019 in News Volvo News

Volvo USA has just reported sales up a whopping 20.2 percent for October, which makes this the company’s best October in 15 years. That’s right, with 8,807 vehicles sold last month, that’s the highest sales level Volvo has hit in October since 2004. When the company offered up the S40, very old S60 and V70, […] More…

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