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2019 Volvo S60 Review: The Best of the New Crop

posted by on 11 October 2018 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

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? Anyone who says they take their Porsche Cayenne on track has as firm a grasp of the […] More…

Holy Brakes! What Are Drilled Rotors and How do They Work?

posted by on 16 August 2018 in Features Technical Features

Go check out the brake rotors on that cool exotic or big performance SUV. Check out all those little tiny holes in them. It’s called cross drilling. The holes are supposed to make you stop faster, look more handsome, and leap over tall buildings in a single bound. But how do they work? And more […] More…

Michelin Dominates the Conversation Among Automotive Influencers

posted by on 20 July 2018 in Features Technical Features

In the first ever Automotive Influencer Report on Tires, Michelin is the clear leader when measuring the share of conversation each brand has. Key Findings Michelin dominates the discussion and is broadening the gap Seasonality plays an important factor Tire brands have a dramatically different share of conversation metrics depending on which automaker the discussion relates to Across […] More…

What the Helvete is Lidar, Anyway?

posted by on 19 July 2018 in Technical Features

Lidar. Automakers are buying into it with huge sums of cash, Telsa is shunning it, Volvo just bought a huge stake in a Lidar company, and it’s generally considered to be one of the more important parts of the self-driving car picture. But what the h*ck is it? And how does it work? If you’ve […] More…

2018 Volvo S90 T8 Review

posted by on 6 June 2018 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

Even if its lineup isn’t as diverse as the competition, or even as well known, Volvo is continuing to push the envelope, as the new 2018 Volvo S90 T8 demonstrates. This is a large luxury sedan that uses an unconventional powertrain, yet still manages impressive performance and economy. It’s not perfect, but it is interesting and special, which are perfect reasons […] More…

How Volvo’s 2.0L T6 Makes More Power Per Liter than a Ferrari

posted by on 31 May 2018 in Technical Features

Turbocharging or supercharging? It’s the forced induction question that has been running for decades among automotive enthusiasts. But what if you could do both? Combine a turbo and a supercharger together? Would you end up with the worst parts of both, or an engine that worked surprisingly well? A few years back, Volvo made the […] More…

2019 Volvo V60 Review

posted by on 29 May 2018 in Features Reviews and Road Tests

North American motoring enthusiasts have been waiting for a new family car revolution and the time is finally here. At least we hope so. For decades now we’ve seen the North American car-buying public flock to sport utility vehicles and crossovers, largely due to the image those buyers feel a “rugged” sport-ute conveys. The reality – […] More…

AWD C30 Conversion Adventure

posted by on 2 May 2018 in Features Technical Features

When I read the following article by Travis Morgan I believe the entire office heard me yell “yes!” A C30 with AWD was something many Volvo enthusiasts thought was not possible without major surgery to a C30, until now. Have a read and be inspired. -Chris Back in 2006 Volvo released something totally new and […] More…

Koenigsegg is Open to Building a Pure Electric Car

posted by on 1 March 2018 in Features Miscellaneous Features

In recent years, the automotive industry has come to realize just how fast electric powertrains can be. One of the first brands to get behind performance was EVs Mercedes-Benz with its SLS E-Cell, and Audi joined them shortly after with the R8 E-Tron. Tesla has been making waves for some time now with its quick accelerating […] More…

Driven: The 2018 Volvo V90 R-Design

posted by on 1 January 2018 in Reviews and Road Tests Volvo News

With the popularity of SUVs and CUVs, wagons are becoming a rare sight on the roads across America. The Volvo V90 R-Design was one of my most anticipated vehicles out of Volvo’s press fleet and Christmas came early when it was delivered. I attended the V90 Cross Country press launch in the Arizona desert but […] More…