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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…

Volvo Cars Helps Gulf Coast Residents Bounce Back From Hurricane Harvey

posted by on 1 September 2017 in Features Volvo News

(ROCKLEIGH, N.J.) Volvo Car USA is offering assistance to car owners living in FEMA declared disaster areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. Car owners that live in the affected area, regardless of whether they owned a Volvo Car, are elegible for Volvo Car Employee Pricing and an additional $1,000 benefit on any Volvo vehicle. A portion […] More…

The 2018 S60 and V60 Polestar announced with carbon fiber enhancements

posted by on 28 August 2017 in Volvo News

Polestar, the performance brand of Volvo Cars, has unveiled the Model Year 2018 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar, complete with additional aerodynamic components made from lightweight carbon fibre material that increase downforce by 30% for improved performance and handling. A limited number of 1,500 vehicles will be produced, with all cars receiving a unique number […] More…

Driven: 2018 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD

posted by on 15 July 2017 in Reviews and Road Tests Volvo News

After a successful eight-years in the U.S, the first generation XC60 continues to generate 30% of Volvo’s global sales. More than one-million XC60s have been sold globally. This is a tremendous accomplishment and speaks volumes about the popularity of the vehicle. Volvo wanted to build on this success, and so began the re-imagination of the […] More…