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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…

Volvo and Polestar Announce Long-Term Battery Deal

posted by on 15 May 2019 in News Polestar News Volvo News

Volvo has announced a new long-term deal with a pair of battery makers. Helping ensure the supply of cells for the next generation of cars from both Volvo and electrified sports car brand Polestar. The deal is with CATL and LG Chem, two of the world’s leading battery suppliers. It covers the global supply of […] More…

Polestar Opens Up new Android Infotainment to Developers

posted by on 7 May 2019 in Polestar News

Polestar has just launched a new platform for its in-vehicle infotainment system that it wants to encourage new developers to create new in-car digital experiences. The new system allows for Android developers to think outside the infotainment box. Adding new and innovative experiences to the standard system that comes with the vehicle. Apps tuned specifically […] More…

Geely Launches new Geometry EV Brand, First Model

posted by on 12 April 2019 in News

Geely group has just announced that it’s launching a new brand. The company’s first all-EV brand will be called Geometry, and the first model will be called A. The company says that the brand’s name comes from, and this isn’t really going to be a surprise, “mathematical geometry which emerged thousands of years ago to […] More…

Volvo Showing Off Founder’s Classic PV36 Alongside New S60 in Essen

posted by on 8 April 2019 in News Volvo News

Volvo is bringing a classic that was owned by one of the company’s founders to the Techno Classica Essen. The PV36 belonged to Gustaf Larson and will be on display at the largest classic car show in the world. It’s a very Art Deco design, especially from a company that would come to be known […] More…

Volvo Announces Polestar Engineered Versions of V60, XC60

posted by on 5 April 2019 in Volvo News

Volvo has just announced it’s adding a pair of new Polestar Engineered models. The V60 wagon and XC60 crossovers get a 400+ hp plug-in hybrid powertrain along with upgrades for the suspension, brakes, and wheels. The new Polestar Engineered models come on the heels of the 2019 S60 Polestar that sold out in less than […] More…

Volvo Announces New Plan to Fight Distracted and Impaired Driving

posted by on 20 March 2019 in Volvo News

Volvo has just revealed new safety initiatives as part of its goal of a fatality-free roadway. One for driver distraction and intoxication, one for safer passengers, and one to help you slow your roll. The first is to stop drivers who are distracted or intoxicated. Or even those suffering from medical distress behind the wheel. […] More…

How it Works: The Koenigsegg Jesko’s Lightspeed, Seven Clutch Transmission

posted by on 14 March 2019 in Technical Features

Forget sequential. Forget automated manual. Forget dual clutch. And, thank goodness, forget the CVT. There’s a new champion on the block when it comes to the fastest gearshift in town, and it goes by the name Lightspeed. It’s the new multi-clutch transmission in the Koenigsegg Jesko and it might shift your whole world view. An […] More…