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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…

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…

Volvo’s Getting a New Android OS to Go With Electric XC40

posted by on 9 October 2019 in News Volvo News

When Volvo’s new electric XC40 rolls out, it’s not going to be just the driveline that’s all-new. Volvo is planning a new infotainment system for the new model that it says is “fundamentally rethinking infotainment.” The new system will be powered by the Android operating system. Just like your phone or tablet. Though that doesn’t […] More…

Volvo Patents New Head-(Way)-Up Display

posted by on 9 September 2019 in Volvo News

Volvo has just come up with a new head-up display. One that wants you to look up. Way up. Dashboards are cluttered. And they’re getting even more cluttered. With not just displays, controls, and buttons, but with safety gear. And styling. So automakers need to find new places to stash gargets and gizmos. This new […] More…

Watch Lynk & Co’s 03 Cyan Set a Nurburgring Record Time

posted by on 23 August 2019 in Lynk&Co News

Lynk & Co just put their 03 Cyan around the most famous track in the world. And with 2017 World Touring Car champion Thed Björk behind the wheel, the 528 hp car was able to lap the track in 7 minutes, 20 seconds. Lynk calls that the fastest ever road-legal four-door front-driver around the circuit. […] More…

The Coolest Volvo is Also the Best New Beetle

posted by on 15 July 2019 in Volvo News

You’ve probably never heard of it, but one of the coolest branches of the Volvo group is this one. Arquus. Formerly Renault Trucks Defense, they build crazy armored military vehicles. With names like Fortress, Dagger, Bastion, and Torpedo. This is their latest. The Scarabée, French for Beetle. It’s smaller and lighter than a Humvee, but […] More…

Volvo UK Refreshes XC40, Adds New Kit to Compact Crossover

posted by on 5 July 2019 in Volvo News

Volvo UK has just announced a host of updates to the not exactly stale XC40 compact crossover. That includes a new gearbox, more power, new colours, and a few other new options. It starts with the 1.5L T3 three-cylinder engine that Volvo added to the range last summer. It gets more power, climbing from 156 […] More…

Volvo Announces Free Breakdown Tows for All Owners

posted by on 4 June 2019 in News

Volvo USA is adding something new to the company’s offerings, and it’s not just for new car buyers. It’s called Tow For Life, and it gives owners of any year or model of Volvo a free tow if they break down. “Tow for Life ensures that in the event of a breakdown, help is on […] More…

Volvo Joins Pan-European Data Sharing Project. For Safety!

posted by on 4 June 2019 in Volvo News

Volvo is doing what it does best. Working on making cars safer. The latest endeavour sees it joining forces with other automakers and governments in a pan-European pilot project to share the traffic data gathered by cars and by infrastructure. Then using that data to try and make roads safer for everybody. It’s under the […] More…