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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…

Someone Is Building That Crazy Polestar 1 From Need For Speed: Heat

posted by on 21 October 2019 in News Polestar News

If you haven’t yet seen the cover art for the upcoming racing video game Need For Speed: Heat, it features a crazy-looking modified Polestar 1 shod in bright yellow, with huge fender flares and a massive rear wing, doing a donuts around a (Corvette) cop car. It’s exactly the sort of wild, fantastical thing that […] More…

Fully Electric Volvo XC40 Recharge Launches At Last

posted by on 16 October 2019 in Features News Volvo News

After weeks of teasing the public with tantalizing details, Volvo Cars has finally pulled the wraps off of its first pure-electric vehicle: the Volvo XC40 Recharge. From here on, “Recharge” will serve as the Swedish automaker’s sub-brand for pure-electric and plug-in-hybrid vehicles, reflecting the fact that unlike conventional hybrids, these cars can all be plugged […] More…

Volvo Announces Crazy-Ambitious Plan To Slash Lifecycle Carbon Footprint By 40 Percent

posted by on 16 October 2019 in News Volvo News

Volvo Cars is looking to place itself in a leadership position among global automakers with regard to carbon emissions. Having already resolved to stop introducing any new gas-only vehicles, and setting an ambitious target of 50% pure-EV sales by 2025, the automaker today announced an ambitious new plan to cut the lifecycle carbon footprint of […] More…

Polestar 2 Performance Pack To Cost 6,000 Euro In EU Market

posted by on 8 October 2019 in News Polestar News Volvo News

Electrified performance car-maker Polestar on Tuesday announced more pricing information regarding the forthcoming Polestar 2, revealing that an optional Performance Pack will be available for €6,000 in Germany, The Netherlands, and Belgium – three of the car’s launch markets. In the United Kingdom, the Performance Pack will cost £5,000, wearing a price tag of 50,000 […] More…

Good News: The Pure-Electric Volvo XC40 Will Have A ‘Frunk’

posted by on 2 October 2019 in News Volvo News

As Volvo Cars marches toward its chosen October 16th reveal date for the new pure-electric Volvo XC40, the automaker is slowly feeding the news media tidbits of information to whet our appetites. The latest: as with so many other battery-electric vehicles, the Volvo XC40’s lack of an internal combustion engine has made way for the […] More…

Pure-Electric Volvo XC40 To Debut In October

posted by on 25 September 2019 in News Volvo News

Volvo will finally pull the wraps off of its first pure-electric production automobile – a battery-powered version of the Volvo XC40 crossover – next month, kickstarting an effort to reach 50% global EV sales by volume by the year 2025. Predictably, safety was among the automaker’s top concerns for the all-new design. “Regardless of what […] More…