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2020 Polestar 1: First Drive

posted by on 5 November 2019 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

Although the 1 is an extremely comely car, it is also a vaguely disappointing one. The quality of its materials, the ethos of its design, and the nature of its power delivery fail to live up to the promise made by its exterior. And although there’s nothing exactly wrong with the 1, it’s just that […] More…

Fully Electric Volvo XC40 Recharge Launches At Last

posted by on 16 October 2019 in Features News Volvo News

After weeks of teasing the public with tantalizing details, Volvo Cars has finally pulled the wraps off of its first pure-electric vehicle: the Volvo XC40 Recharge. From here on, “Recharge” will serve as the Swedish automaker’s sub-brand for pure-electric and plug-in-hybrid vehicles, reflecting the fact that unlike conventional hybrids, these cars can all be plugged […] More…

First Drive: The XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered

posted by on 26 August 2019 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

When Volvo announced that it would spin Polestar off into its own sub-brand, the Volvo faithful worried that it might mean no more Polestar versions of Volvos. Fortunately, Volvo has cleverly, if somewhat confusingly, sidestepped that problem by changing the name of its hotter cars to “Polestar Engineered.” The first Polestar Engineered Volvo was the […] 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…

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…

Driven: The 2019 Volvo S60

posted by on 26 February 2019 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

The launch of 2016 XC90 and Volvo’s Scalable Platform Architecture (SPA) enabled a rebirth of the brand, record growth and profitability.   Three years later, Volvo delivers the last of the SPA vehicles with the third generation Volvo S60.   Building from the first generation S60 (2001-2009), which included the legendary 300hp S60R, Volvo’s last model to […] 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…

2018 LA Auto Show Full Coverage

posted by on 14 December 2018 in Events Coverage

AutoGuide.com is back in LA to cover AutoMobility LA and the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, which is sure to be a busy one, as more than 60 new vehicles are expected to debut this year. Among the more interesting cars to make their LA Auto Show debuts include the new Kia Soul, a Jeep Wrangler-based pickup truck, a new-generation Porsche […] More…

2019 Volvo S60 Review: The Best-Driving Volvo Yet

posted by on 14 December 2018 in Opinions & Editorials

Volvo has spent lots of money and four years rebuilding its lineup. And despite being lauded for its cars’ undeniable style, remarkable quality, and sumptuous luxury, Volvo’s focus was clearly not on driving dynamics. And why should it have been? But for the final vehicle in Volvo’s updated fleet (S60 Cross Country notwithstanding) Volvo actually has […] More…

Swedespeed Holiday Gift Guide 2018

posted by on 10 December 2018 in Features Opinions & Editorials

We’ve successfully made it through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday and we are now entering the homestretch for holiday shopping.  This year I have pieced together a Holiday Gift Guide including the coolest pieces that I’ve encountered over the past year to enhance your Volvo, and your life. Items on this list may […] More…