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The Last New Saab (NEVS*) 9-3 Aero is Set to Be Auctioned Off by NEVS

posted by on 7 June 2019 in Industry News News

This 2014 Saab 9-3 Aero is likely the oldest new car you’re likely to see on sale today. And weirdly that probably means it’ll be one of the more expensive old new cars you see on sale today. And that’s because it’s the last of its kind. Built in 2014, it was the car to […] More…

Volvo Teams Up with Helmet-Maker to Develop Better Cyclist Safety Test

posted by on 5 June 2019 in News Volvo News

Volvo claims it doesn’t want anyone to die in or as a direct result of its vehicles and the latest safety risk it’s seeking to address is cyclists. In concert with POC, a Swedish maker of sporting goods and bicycle helmets, Volvo is developing a first-of-its-kind test to pinpoint the dangers of a vehicle to […] More…

Volvo Creates VR Goggles to Use While Driving

posted by on 29 May 2019 in News Volvo News

In partnership with Finnish tech company Varjo, Volvo has unveiled a new virtual reality headset that it hopes to use to speed up the design process. By donning a set of virtual reality goggles, test drivers can get behind the wheel of a real car and test designs and ideas that are still on the […] More…

So You’ve Had an Accident: Volvo Wants to Help

posted by on 14 May 2019 in News Volvo News

Big accidents aren’t the only scary ones. Sometimes, even if you haven’t been hurt, it’s hard to know what to do next. So Volvo USA wants to help. Known as Volvo Car Accident Advisor, the service is specifically intended for people who have not suffered any injuries and gives you guided accident documenting and digital […] More…

Volvo Predicts 20-25% Increase in Plug-In Hybrid Sales by End of Year

posted by on 22 March 2019 in Volvo News

The push is on to keep up with the unexpedectly high demand for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) at Volvo. Despite claiming that it would add electrification to every model in its lineup, Volvo says it has underestimated the demand for PHEVs and will increase production. “By the end of the year we should be up […] More…

Volvo Celebrates 60 Years of Three-Point Seat Belts by Sharing More Safety Features

posted by on 20 March 2019 in Volvo News

In 1959, Volvo decided to do something with its invention that would make most CEOs blanche. It freely gave away one of its innovations: the three point seatbelt.  The premise of the decision is that the three-point seatbelt could save lives, so why keep it from anybody? Since then, according to the company, the invention […] More…

Watch: Take a Virtual Tour of the Polestar 2

posted by on 5 March 2019 in Volvo News

The Polestar 2 is here, and while we covered it late last month, there’s something about videos that words and pictures alone can’t do. The video was published by Top Gear and presented by Jack Rix, who goes over the 2’s more noteworthy features. Features like its big infotainment screen, its range, and its vegan […] More…

The 410 HP, 275-Mile, $63,000 Polestar 2 Unveiled Ahead of Geneva Motor Show

posted by on 27 February 2019 in Feature Cars Features

Polestar has unveiled its first volume model, as well as the Volvo Group’s first modern electric model: the Polestar 2. Polestar is specifically calling out the Tesla Model 3 and it will seek to compete with it on power, range, and price. Borrowing its overall looks from the Polestar 1, the 2 follows in the […] More…

Volvo Updates XC90 to Make it 15% More Fuel Efficient, Adds Mild Hybrids

posted by on 22 February 2019 in News Volvo News

With the introduction of a new update for the XC90, Volvo is introducing a new engine designation. Joining cars like the XC90 T8 and the diesel Xc90 D5 in Europe, there will now be the mild-hybrid B cars.  The mild hybrids will take advantage of an updated kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) that takes advantage […] More…

2019 Volvo V60 Review: Testing the Scandi’s Bonafides in a Canadian Winter

posted by on 13 February 2019 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

Volvo’s latest-generation S60 sedan has just come online alongside the new V60 wagon variant. Think “S60 wearing a backpack” and you’re in the ballpark. The V60 wagon is just as distinctive looking, fully featured, and quietly glamorous a thing to look at — though the wagon body sees the roof extended flatly to the rear, the […] More…