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Driven: The 2019 Volvo S60

posted by on 26 February 2019 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

The launch of 2016 XC90 and Volvo’s Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) enabled a rebirth of the brand, record growth and profitability.   Three years later, Volvo delivers the last of the SPA vehicles with the third generation Volvo S60.   Building from the first generation S60 (2001-2009), which included the legendary 300hp S60R, Volvo’s last model to […] More…

Swedespeed Holiday Gift Guide 2018

posted by on 10 December 2018 in Features Opinions & Editorials

We’ve successfully made it through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday and we are now entering the homestretch for holiday shopping.  This year I have pieced together a Holiday Gift Guide including the coolest pieces that I’ve encountered over the past year to enhance your Volvo, and your life. Items on this list may […] More…

Charge into the Future – Tee Design Contest

posted by on 7 September 2018 in Volvo News

The team at Blipshift have been producing high quality, limited edition auto-enthusiast focused shirts for years.  The shirt designs are only available for a few days and then a new design appears.   Volvo Car USA has teamed up with Blipshift to develop a S60 launch t-shirt design. This design contest offers Volvo enthusiasts the change […] More…

Volvo enthusiasts plan for new world record

posted by on 27 August 2018 in Volvo News

The largest parade of Volvo cars was documented by the Guinness Book of World Records on September 12, 2010 in Poland.  The parade included 570 Volvo cars and was organized by the Volvo Forum and Auto Boss in Katowice, Poland.   Independent witnesses and four clickers were used to count the number of cars.  Rumor has […] More…

Volvo Cars expands global manufacturing footprint with first US factory

posted by on 20 June 2018 in Volvo News

Located approximately 40 miles outside of downtown Charleston, SC, Volvo Car USA’s first manufacturing plant establishes Volvo as a global manufacturer.  Volvo will utilize manufacturing plants in its three major sales regions.   This state-of-the-art facility in South Carolina is part of Volvo’s ‘Build where you sell’ global manufacturing strategy. “The Charleston plant establishes the US […] More…

Volvo Cars and Polestar launch new Polestar Engineered electrified performance offer

posted by on 13 June 2018 in Volvo News

Polestar became a sub-brand to Volvo during 2017 and with the stylish, fully electric Polestar 1 announcement, Volvo enthusiasts wondered if there would be a future for the iconic Cyan Racing Blue S60 and V60 Polestar within the next generation SPA-platform 60-series.  Recent rumors whispered that the much beloved “R” badge would make a return […] More…

Pelle Petterson pays tribute to Sir Roger Moore

posted by on 23 May 2018 in Volvo News

Today is the one-year anniversary of Sir Roger Moore’s passing and to commemorate, Volvo has prepared a short video with his 1800 being driven by its original designer, Pelle Petterson. ”I designed the Volvo P1800, Roger Moore made it famous” The quote comes from designer Pelle Petterson who, as a 25-year old intern at Carozzeria […] More…

AWD C30 Conversion Adventure

posted by on 2 May 2018 in Features Technical Features

When I read the following article by Travis Morgan I believe the entire office heard me yell “yes!” A C30 with AWD was something many Volvo enthusiasts thought was not possible without major surgery to a C30, until now. Have a read and be inspired. -Chris Back in 2006 Volvo released something totally new and […] More…

Driven: The 2018 Volvo V90 R-Design

posted by on 1 January 2018 in Reviews and Road Tests Volvo News

With the popularity of SUVs and CUVs, wagons are becoming a rare sight on the roads across America. The Volvo V90 R-Design was one of my most anticipated vehicles out of Volvo’s press fleet and Christmas came early when it was delivered. I attended the V90 Cross Country press launch in the Arizona desert but […] More…

Volvo Reveals the V90 Cross Country Ocean Race Edition

posted by on 30 October 2017 in Volvo News

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, today reveals a special version of its award-winning V90 Cross Country all-road wagon to celebrate the start of the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race. The 2018 V90 Cross Country Ocean Race edition will be at US retailers in early spring 2018 with a starting price of $60,500. Buyers of the […] More…