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Pure-Electric Volvo XC40 To Debut In October

posted by on 25 September 2019 in News Volvo News

Volvo will finally pull the wraps off of its first pure-electric production automobile – a battery-powered version of the Volvo XC40 crossover – next month, kickstarting an effort to reach 50% global EV sales by volume by the year 2025. Predictably, safety was among the automaker’s top concerns for the all-new design. “Regardless of what […] More…

Volvo Patents New Head-(Way)-Up Display

posted by on 9 September 2019 in Volvo News

Volvo has just come up with a new head-up display. One that wants you to look up. Way up. Dashboards are cluttered. And they’re getting even more cluttered. With not just displays, controls, and buttons, but with safety gear. And styling. So automakers need to find new places to stash gargets and gizmos. This new […] More…

Driving the Updated 2020 XC90

posted by on 27 August 2019 in News Volvo News

The XC90 is being updated for 2020 and Volvo has taken an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to the update, so you could be forgiven for not having noticed that the above-pictured XC90 has been changed. But along with wool seats, Volvo has changed the fascia, updated the braking system, and updated […] More…

Volvo Recalls More than Half a Million Cars for Fire Risk

posted by on 22 July 2019 in News Volvo News

Volvo is recalling more than 507,000 vehicles powered by its 2.0-liter engine. The recall is being ordered because, in rare cases, a faulty intake manifold may lead to a fire. The brand reports that its own investigation found that “in very rare cases the plastic engine intake manifold may melt and deform.” This, in turn, may […] More…

The Coolest Volvo is Also the Best New Beetle

posted by on 15 July 2019 in Volvo News

You’ve probably never heard of it, but one of the coolest branches of the Volvo group is this one. Arquus. Formerly Renault Trucks Defense, they build crazy armored military vehicles. With names like Fortress, Dagger, Bastion, and Torpedo. This is their latest. The Scarabée, French for Beetle. It’s smaller and lighter than a Humvee, but […] More…

Volvo UK Refreshes XC40, Adds New Kit to Compact Crossover

posted by on 5 July 2019 in Volvo News

Volvo UK has just announced a host of updates to the not exactly stale XC40 compact crossover. That includes a new gearbox, more power, new colours, and a few other new options. It starts with the 1.5L T3 three-cylinder engine that Volvo added to the range last summer. It gets more power, climbing from 156 […] More…

Volvo USA Is Having Its Best Year Since 2007 As 2019 Sales Are Set to Top 100,000

posted by on 27 June 2019 in News Volvo News

Thanks to the increasing popularity of its two most affordable models, 2019 appears to be the year in which Volvo’s U.S. operations will appear firmly and solidly back on track. For the first time since 2007, Volvo is set to sell more than 100,000 vehicles in the United States. At the current 6 percent growth […] More…

Volvo Gets Into Another Kind of Safety with Armored XC90

posted by on 26 June 2019 in News Volvo News

Volvo famously makes extremely safe cars, but the Swedes are taking it to the next level with their latest XC90. Not only will it be safe in a crash, it’ll be safe in a war zone. This XC90 is offered with a VPAM VR8 certification. That means that Trasco-Bremen, the German company that puts the […] 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 Joins Pan-European Data Sharing Project. For Safety!

posted by on 4 June 2019 in Volvo News

Volvo is doing what it does best. Working on making cars safer. The latest endeavour sees it joining forces with other automakers and governments in a pan-European pilot project to share the traffic data gathered by cars and by infrastructure. Then using that data to try and make roads safer for everybody. It’s under the […] More…