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Chinese Automaker Geely Snapping Up a Near 10-percent Stake in Daimler: Report

posted by on 23 February 2018 in Industry News News

Is a seemingly unstoppable Chinese automaker slowly amassing a significant ownership stake in Germany’s Daimler AG? That’s what sources tell Bloomberg. According to the news outlet, sources claim Geely Auto Group, which owns the Volvo, Lotus, and the mysterious Lynk & Co. car brand is steadily acquiring a $9.2 billion stake in the German giant. That […] More…

Nothing Lasts Forever Except Maybe your Saab (if You Sign on to a New Parts Warranty)

posted by on 22 February 2018 in Industry News News

One day, if we’re lucky, we’ll see a documentary showcasing old Saabs in their natural habitat. The slinky 9-3 plying the interstate between Burlington, Vermont and the Connecticut coast, a valiant 9000 prowling between a Denver lawyer’s office and home, and a black 900 convertible sneaking up on a rural farmers’ market. David Attenborough will […] More…

Koenigsegg Agera RS Hits 277.9 MPH to Become World’s Fastest Car

posted by on 6 November 2017 in Industry News News

The Koenigsegg Agera RS is officially the world’s fastest production car. On a closed 11-mile section of Nevada highway, a Koenigsegg Agera RS recorded a two-way average top speed of 277.9 mph (444 km/h) on Saturday. The record books require a vehicle to complete two top speed runs in either direction, with the Agera RS […] 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…

NEVS, Now In Charge Of Saab, Obtains Chinese Approval For Electric Car Factory

posted by on 26 January 2017 in Industry News News

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), took another step towards becoming a player in the electric car segment by obtaining approval for a factory in China that could manufacture up to 200,000 vehicles a year. The company’s electric vehicle production license was approved by the Chinese National Development Reform Commission (NDRC) and allows NEVS to officially […] More…

SimplePart selected as official Parts & Accessories e-Commerce Vendor for Volvo Car USA

posted by on 9 November 2016 in Industry News

Atlanta-based company awarded contract to launch a national parts and accessories e-commerce program for Volvo in the United States. ATLANTA – SimplePart announced today that it has been selected as an official vendor for Volvo Car USA for its first online e-commerce program, Volvo Parts & Accessories Online. The national program site, usparts.volvocars.com, launched on […] More…

HEICO SPORTIV power enhancement for the new Volvo XC90 D5

posted by on 8 July 2015 in Industry News

• HEICO SPORTIV consolidates its #1 position amongst Volvo tuner • World’s first power enhancement for Volvo XC90 • 184 kW (250 hp) and 550 Nm torque for D5 engine Weiterstadt – HEICO SPORTIV presents world’s first power enhancement for the new Volvo XC90 D5 AWD. 184 kW (250 hp) and an awesome maximum 550 […] More…

World premiere of the Volvo XC90 by HEICO SPORTIV

posted by on 12 June 2015 in Industry News

• Striking design thanks to HEICO SPORTIV Bodykit • World premiere of Selected Sound • New 22” and 23” VOLUTION® sport wheels Weiterstadt – The curtain is raised for the brand new Volvo XC90 by HEICO SPORTIV. Coinciding with next Saturday’s market launch, the preeminent Weiterstadt-based Volvo specialist will be-come the world’s first vehicle finisher […] More…

Volvo V40 Carbon first to get new generation Polestar Performance Optimization

posted by on 21 May 2015 in Industry News

The first model to get the new Polestar Performance Optimisation is the limited edition Volvo V40 Carbon. The engineers of Polestar have transfered the same development philosophy as when optimising race cars to the new optimisation for the V40 Carbon. The key areas of improvement are drivability and driving control, fully utilising the latest and […] More…

Introducing the new generation Polestar Performance Optimisation

posted by on 29 April 2015 in Industry News Motorsport News News

The new generation Polestar Performance Optimisation for Volvo models with Drive-E engines is here, introducing a new concept where the drivetrain is optimised together with the engine. ”The new generation marks a big step forward. By expanding our optimisations to the drivetrain, we are able to offer a new dimension in enhanced driving experience for […] More…