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Volvo Kindly Offers Us a Walkaround of the XC40 Recharge

posted by on 22 May 2020 in News Volvo News

Volvo has called on a group of its product experts to give you a full walk around of the XC40 Recharge.  That’s Volvo’s new little EV, which is capable of going more than 320 km on a charge (roughly 200 miles). It will also get to 80% of that total in just 40 minutes.  With […] More…

Volvo Limits All its Cars Top Speeds to 112 MPH

posted by on 20 May 2020 in News Volvo News

Volvo Cars today announced that every car it now sells has a limited top speed of 180 km/h or roughly 112 mph. The automaker says that this move will help close the gap to zero serious injuries or fatalities that it set for itself. “We believe that a car maker has a responsibility to help […] More…

Rumor: Volvo to Raise the Stakes with XC100

posted by on 12 May 2020 in News Volvo News

Volvo will begin introducing the second generations of its new fleet of cars next year. Once the new XC90 is revealed, Volvo will reportedly up the ante with the XC100. According to Motor Trend, which does not cite any sources (though this is about the time when the legacy car mags start revealing tidbits of […] More…

As of 2022, Volvos Can be Equipped with Autonomous Hardware

posted by on 6 May 2020 in News Volvo News

Although Volvo’s reinvention under Geely still feels new, the second generation of new Volvos is right around the corner. And with it, Volvo wants to be ready for autonomous driving. As of 2022, Volvos based on the SPA2 platform will be sold with the option of a LiDAR sensor right above the windshield. This, says […] More…

Volvo to Lay Off 1,300 White Collar Workers in Sweden

posted by on 29 April 2020 in News Volvo News

Volvo Cars has announced that it will lay off 1,300 white-collar position in Sweden to “effectively position the company for long term growth,” according to a statement today. Volvo says that its production operations won’t affected by the job cuts, but that it will continue to review and reduce consultancy contracts. The company said it […] More…

The Polestar 2 is the First EV to be Crash Tested by the Volvo Group

posted by on 28 April 2020 in News Polestar News

Famed for its safety, Volvo is among the only automakers not simply satisfied with local governments crash tests. As a member of the Volvo Group, Polestar is equally committed to the safety of the people who drive its cars. Today, the young carmaker is focusing on exactly how its making its upcoming Polestar 2 so […] More…

The Polestar 2 Will Start at $59,900 in the US

posted by on 23 April 2020 in News Polestar News

Polestar today announced that pricing for the Polestar 2 would start at $59,900, lower than initially targeted in order to allow it to apply for state incentives in important markets. “We are quite enthusiastic to announce the U.S. pricing for the Polestar 2,” said Gregor Hembrough, Head of Polestar USA. “The MSRP is lower than […] More…

Volvo May Have to Cut Back on Facelifts and R&D

posted by on 22 April 2020 in News Volvo News

As a response to the cost of the coronavirus, Volvo may cut future costs by slowing R&D and mid-cycle refresh spending. The measures would not, according to Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson, affect the company’s research into electric vehicles or autonomy. Samuelsson told Automotive News Europe in an interview that the cost shutting down factories for […] More…

Volvo to Start Reopening European Plants on April 20

posted by on 17 April 2020 in News Volvo News

Volvo will reopen its Torslanda plant in Sweden next week. The decision follows downtime at the plant caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Work will start on April 20, according to Volvo. The decision was taken following talks with its labor unions. Office workers will also be returning to work on Monday. “We have a responsibility […] More…

The Precept Concept Car Previews Polestar’s Sustainable Future

posted by on 7 April 2020 in News Polestar News

The Polestar Precept is a vision into the future for the automaker, so it should hardly come as a surprise that the car is full of environmentally sustainable materials. Intended to be shown off at the Geneva Motor Show this month, the global Covid-19 pandemic meant that the show was canceled. So, Polestar decided to […] More…