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2017 Volvo S90: Best Car to Buy Nominee
2017 Volvo S90: Best Car to Buy Nominee

We were ready to write off Volvo just a few years ago. Today? There may not be a car brand with a brighter future, and the company's luxurious S90 flagship sedan is perhaps the best evidence of that yet. Following in the footsteps of the similar, but equally impressive Volvo XC90, the S90 is a...Read More»

2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence
2017 Volvo XC90 vs. 2017 BMW X5: Compare cars

The 2017 Volvo XC90 and the 2017 BMW X5 are large luxury utility vehicles for buyers offering European cachet with all-wheel-drive hauling capacity. Each was its maker's first-ever crossover SUV years ago, and both have refinement, handling, and features unimaginable in older SUVs. While the big...Read More»

2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence
Volvo XC90 vs. Acura MDX: Compare Cars

The 2016 Acura MDX and the 2017 Volvo XC90 are both large, seven-seat luxury utility vehicles. They show how far family crossover SUVs have evolved from traditional SUVs, in design, refinement, and features, not to mention active safety, crash testing, and on-road behavior. The MDX was first...Read More»

2016 Volvo XC90
2016-2017 Volvo XC90 and S90 recalled: nearly 44,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Volvo has announced a recall of 2016 and 2017 models of its XC90 crossover and S90 sedan. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that some of those vehicles could experience a range of electrical problems. Those problems stem from a drain hose for the vehicles' air-conditioning...Read More»

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country
The 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country climbs luxury wagon mountain

Volvo took the wraps off its 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country wagon Thursday and confirmed what no one apparently knew until now—luxury wagons are the new luxury crossovers. The V90 Cross Country joins the (recently expanded lineup of) Audi Allroad, Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain, and Subaru...Read More»

Volvo Drive Me autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden
Volvo launches autonomous cars in Sweden & autonomous trucks in mines

A couple of weeks ago, Uber unleashed a fleet of fully autonomous Volvo XC90s in Pittsburgh. Though humans will be paid to keep the driver's seats warm--at least for now--the SUVs are expected to do most of the driving themselves. Now, Volvo has begun rolling out its own fleet of autonomous XC90s...Read More»

Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop autonomous driving cars
Uber launches autonomous car fleet this month in Pittsburgh, with help from Volvo

Remember when Uber CEO Travis Kalanick asked Tesla for a fleet of 500,000 self-driving Model S sedans by the year 2020? Well, it appears Kalanick has changed partners and is now working with Volvo. Also, Bloomberg reports that he's sped up his timetable. Rather than twiddling his thumbs for four...Read More»

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7 Chinese companies that want to dominate the electric car market

If you've seen photos of Shanghai or Beijing engulfed in smog, you know that China has room for improvement on the environmental front. But change is coming quickly to the world's most populous country, and nowhere is that more visible than in the auto industry. Roughly 40 years ago, China began to...Read More»

Volvo 40.1 concept
Volvo S40, XC40 concepts tease small SUV, EV future

The Volvo XC40 compact crossover isn’t expected to arrive until 2018, and the complementary S40 sedan likely for 2019, but the automaker has shown some first plans for the two in concept-car form. With the 40.1 Concept Volvo clearly teases the XC40, while the 40.2 Concept presages the S40. In...Read More»

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China, UAE shift to autonomous cars, leaving the U.S. behind

The United States has a mature car culture. For decades, private individuals have bought vehicles, automakers have analyzed trends, and regulators have set guidelines for development of new models. Sounds good, right? But there's another way of looking at America's long history with cars: we've...Read More»

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Volvo To Offer Apps Instead Of Keys On 2017 Models [Video]

Over the past several years, we've become accustomed to cars with remote keyless entry. Many of us have also gotten out of the habit of using ignition keys to start our vehicles, relying instead on fobs that remain in our pockets or purses. Now, Volvo wants to take things one step further by...Read More»

2017 Volvo S90
2017 Volvo S90 Preview Video

Volvo is prepping for big change. The XC90 crossover SUV is its first all-new vehicle in a decade--and there are more cars and crossovers to come. Next up: a brand-new S90 luxury sedan with lots of the XC90's goodness inside. The car world got its first look at the new 2017 Volvo S90 at the 2016...Read More»

Ulrich Hackenberg
The Year In Reverse: The 10 Biggest Car News Stories Of 2015

Dieselgate--the VW empire takes an incalculable risk, and a devastating hit It was unusual when, at their home-court auto show in Frankfurt in September, the world's biggest seller of diesels put such a strong focus on electric cars. All became clear the Friday after press days when it was revealed...Read More»

2017 Volvo S90
2017 Volvo S90 Comes With Animal Detection & Its Own Version Of Autopilot

The Volvo S90 has at last been unveiled, and among the sedan's luxe offerings are a couple of features that should appeal to tech-loving shoppers. While the plug-in hybrid powertrain is undoubtedly interesting, it's the S90's "Pilot Assist" option that really got our attention. Whether it's as...Read More»

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Can Volvo Save Microsoft?

Today is the 30th birthday of Microsoft Windows, the operating system everyone loves to hate. It's remarkable that Windows has survived this long -- though to be fair, neither it nor its maker are quite what they once were. However, a new partnership with Volvo could potentially give Microsoft a...Read More»

The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids
Who's At Fault When An Autonomous Car Crashes? Google, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo Say "Us"

There's a lot of discussion about autonomous cars these days, and one of the bigger concerns for regulators is the question of who's at fault when autonomous vehicles are involved in accidents. Is it the automaker? The software provider? The driver (who's not actually driving the car)? We asked...Read More»

Volvo's IntelliSafe Auto Pilot
Toyota & Volvo Make Big Announcements About Autonomous Cars

In the past 24 hours, Toyota and Volvo have made some interesting announcements about their plans for autonomous cars. While the technology they use looks promising, we'll be curious to see how quickly the two automakers can roll it out to the general public. VOLVO ON AUTO PILOT Volvo's...Read More»

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2016 Volvo S60, V60, V60CC, XC60, XC70, S80 Recalled For Stop/Start Problem

Volvo has issued a recall for more than 7,800 vehicles from the 2016 model-year, including the Volvo S60, V60, V60CC, XC60, XC70, and S80. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical problem that could cause...Read More»

2016 Volvo XC90 R-Design
2016 Volvo XC90 Aces IIHS Crash Tests, Safety Ratings

“Swedish safety” has become a bit of a tautology when it comes to vehicles. Whether you’re talking about Volvo, or its now defunct cross-country rival brand, Saab, Swedish-engineered cars, wagons, and crossovers have long set a standard for occupant protection. And so it goes with...Read More»

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