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Volvo XC40 Plug-in Hybrid Makes its First Public Appearance

posted by on 30 April 2018 in News Volvo News

Volvo has announced it aims for fully-electric vehicles to make up 50 percent of its sales by 2025. The new announcement builds on the company’s 2017 announcement that all new models released from 2019 will be available as either a mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or battery electric vehicle. To emphasize its strategy, Volvo is only displaying plug-in hybrid vehicles at the 2018 Beijing MotorShow, including […] More…

Volvo and Lotus are Now Owned by the Same Chinese Company

posted by on 1 October 2017 in News Volvo News

Geely now owns a majority stake in Lotus. It has been known for quite some time now that Chinese automaker Geely, which also owns Volvo, would be purchasing a 51-percent majority stake in Lotus. But that transaction is now complete and the remaining 49 percent is being held by Etika Automotive, a Malaysian automotive group. With […] More…

New Volvo XC40 Compact CUV Debuts Next Week

posted by on 15 September 2017 in News Volvo News

The all-new Volvo XC40 will be unveiled September 21. To get us excited for what Volvo claims to be the “best-equipped vehicle in its class,” the Swedish automaker has released a short teaser video for the upcoming compact crossover. As expected, the video doesn’t reveal too much about the new XC40, but we do get treated to […] More…

Volvo Promises New XC40 Will be Best Equipped Vehicle in its Class

posted by on 5 September 2017 in News Volvo News

The new Volvo XC40 will launch this fall and the Swedish automaker claims the compact crossover “will bring a new standard of safety and user experience to the small SUV premium segment.”  Although the XC40 will be the first vehicle built on the company’s new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), the compact crossover will benefit from technologies first […] More…

China’s Lynk & Co Will Tap Volvo for Engines and Platforms

posted by on 20 July 2017 in Lynk&Co News News Volvo News

Volvo and Geely have announced a new joint venture that will see the companies share existing and future technologies. The goal of the joint venture will be to deepen industrial synergies and provide the economies of scale so that both automakers can rapidly develop next-generation electrified vehicle technology. Geely’s new Lynk & Co will also […] More…

Koenigsegg Teams up With Hasselblad for Epic Photoshoot

posted by on 11 July 2017 in Industry News News

Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg teamed up with Swedish camera maker Hasselblad for a stunning photo shoot, but unfortunately, the images won’t be released until later this week. Above and Beyond: Ming Thein x Hasselblad x Koenigsegg from Ming Thein on Vimeo. For now, we are treated to a video showcasing the two-day photoshoot that took […] More…

Volvo Polestar Hits a New Milestone

posted by on 8 June 2017 in News Volvo News

Volvo has announced Polestar accessories can now be found in 100,000 vehicles worldwide. The milestone doesn’t mean Volvo has sold 100,000 performance-oriented Polestar models, but rather 100,000 Volvo vehicles have opted for Polestar accessories to be installed straight from the factory. The Swedish automaker offers a plethora of dealer-fit performance parts to upgrade cars before […] More…

Volvo Kicks Off Production for its Newest Crossover

posted by on 26 April 2017 in News Volvo News

The first 2018 Volvo XC60 has rolled off the production line. The new crossover is being built at the automaker’s Torslanda plant in Sweden and the first customer-bound car is a T5 Inscription AWD model finished in Crystal White. Volvo said it rolled off the production line just before lunch time. The model represents about […] More…

Volvo Hints that Smaller S20, V20 and XC20 Models Could be Coming

posted by on 19 April 2017 in News Volvo News

Volvo’s U.S. president has hinted that the Swedish automaker will bring a new line of small cars to production. Speaking with Car and Driver, Volvo‘s U.S. president Lex Kerssemakers was talking about product nomenclature when he mentioned a 20-series model. “It’s pretty straightforward: The 90 is the biggest, and the 40 is the smallest,” he said. […] More…

Volvo Has Ambitious Plans for the US Market

posted by on 10 November 2016 in News Volvo News

Volvo isn’t letting off the gas as it continues its revival plan in the U.S. market. Motor Trend recently sat down with president and CEO of Volvo Cars USA, Lex Kerssemakers, to get an inside look at what the Chinese-owned Swedish automaker has planned. For starters, Volvo will add the first-ever V90 Cross Country model […] More…