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  1. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo is the only major manufacturer that runs its own crash tests. But sometimes you need to simulate more than a fancy machine will allow you to. And that’s when the crane comes out. The Swedes have been dropping cars from 30 meters—or about 100 feet to help rescue service extrication...
  2. Volvo News Blog
    Cyan Racing has published the first pictures of the interior of its latest project: the Volvo P1800 Cyan. The resto-mod “represents Cyan Racing’s philosophy of how a sports car from the sixties merged with modern-day performance should be.” Powered by a 420 hp, 2.0-liter engine based on the...
  3. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo Cars and Polestar are doing so well when it comes to reducing CO2 emissions for the brand's vehicles that they're going to start selling their surplus credits to Ford, and aren't ruling out offers to other automakers, following a CO2 pooling system implemented by the European Commission...
  4. Volvo News Blog
    Modern cars trade on their sleek infotainment screens, but there’s an uneasy reality to infotainment. Like massive horsepower, infotainment screens often run counter to safety measures put in place by engineers. But Volvo is looking for a way forward. Voice commands, something it says will be...
  5. Volvo News Blog
    Most German cars are limited to 155 mph, out of deference to the environment. And it’s kind of the only place that it matters since the Autobahn is so unique. Indeed, it’s the only place where it really matters that Volvo has limited its cars’ top speed to 180 kph (112 mph). And already, ze...
  6. Volvo News Blog
    Although Volvo has decided not to wait for a dedicated platform to start producing EVs, it may still get one soon. Geely unveiled its Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA), which it says will be used by 16 all-new electric vehicles.   Volvo’s XC40 Recharge and the Polestar 2 both used a...
  7. Volvo News Blog
    Among mass-market brands, Volvo has ranked highest with drivers for how its technology is experienced in JD Power's Tech Experience Index . Placing ahead of BMW, Cadillac, and Tesla, the Swedish firm ranked high for its wealth of high technology as well as the quality of its tech. Earning...
  8. Volvo News Blog
    Sales of Volvo’s plug-in hybrid vehicles neared the 30,000 units mark in Europe in the first half of 2020. That was a full 24% percent of the more than 123,000 vehicle total it posted for the first half of the year. Although the numbers look substantial, Automotive News reports that nearly 80%...
  9. Volvo News Blog
    Volvo’s only US plant is struggling mightily through this pandemic. The plant, which currently produces the S60 “really needs an SUV,” says Volvo CEO, Hakan Samuelsson. The troubles started, as you might expect, with the COVID-19 pandemic. That meant a shut down from March through to May 11...
  10. Volvo News Blog
    Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo’s CEO, believes that the COVID-19 pandemic will accelerate the decline of the internal combustion engine. The executive made his comments in a Financial Times Global Boardroom conference. Volvo is currently working on its plan to make an electric version of every one...
  11. Volvo News Blog
    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...
  12. Volvo News Blog
    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...
  13. Volvo News Blog
    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...
  14. Volvo News Blog
    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...
  15. Volvo News Blog
    Zenuity, a joint venture of Volvo and Veoneer, will be split down the middle to, as Volvo puts it, accelerate autonomous technology development. The split will divide Zenuity into two parts, the first focusing on “unsupervised autonomous drive software” and will be owned by Volvo. The second...
  16. Volvo News Blog
    You can’t say that Volvo doesn’t know what it’s about. “Volvo Cars is rooting for safety,” starts the company’s latest press release. And they mean it literally. “If a safety is scored during the big game” ( fun fact, companies can’t actually use the name Super Bowl to promote their products so...
  17. R Forum (2004-2007)
    The suspension is finally done! After 4 months (Weekend work only) I finished swapping out the entire suspension. Everything was replaced with OE/OEM parts except the Subframe bushings and Springs. Hope this helps others in the future. Generation Volvo Delrin Front Subframe Bushings Generation...
  18. Volvo News Blog
    Performance EV brand Polestar has brought the pure-electric Polestar 2 one step closer to production, with tooling trial prototypes of the brand-new car model now rolling off the line at Geely's Luqiao facility in China. The car is Polestar's second production model after the Polestar 1...
  19. Volvo News Blog
    Automobile depreciation is a fact of life, although some makes and models are worse than others. Fun fact: the average Maserati loses ten percent of its value every time someone looks at it. But if you're looking for a new car whose value isn't going to plummet as soon as you drive it off the...
  20. Volvo News Blog
    There are some truly bizarre, obscure holidays out there. National Hug-A-Plumber Day doesn't have the same cachet as, say, a Christmas or a Halloween, but it's still a thing. And Volvo Car USA, along with Uber and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), want to make today - November...
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