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2016 Volvo XC90: Five Things That Wow Us, A Couple That Don’t
2016 Volvo XC90: Five Things That Wow Us, A Couple That Don’t

No doubt about it, the 2016 Volvo XC90 is one of the most important production vehicles to go on sale this year. CHECK OUT: 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 First Look Besides being the all-new, long-anticipated second-generation version of Volvo’s roomy three-row utility vehicle (the brand's...Read More»

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From Chengdu To Charleston: Volvo Sets Up Shop In South Carolina

Last month, we talked about an interesting trend in auto manufacturing -- namely, the fact that many foreign car companies are building factories in the American South. Today, we can add another automaker to the list: Volvo, which is setting up shop in South Carolina. According to a press release...Read More»

2016 Volvo S60 Inscription
Will Americans Buy Cars Made In China? Geely Is About To Find Out With The Volvo S60 Inscription

For most of our lives, the words "Made in China" have suggested products of poor quality -- cheap, disposable things that weren't meant to last. As The Detroit News reports, Chinese automaker Geely is anxious to see how Americans react to "Made in China" labels on cars when it ships over the...Read More»

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Volvo Project Aims To Make 'Roam Delivery' Easier Than Home Delivery

Do you have issues with home package delivery? What if you could simply get deliveries tucked neatly into your car? The automaker Volvo is working on that. It cites 2013 data, noting that 60 percent of those shopping online have, and that home delivery in general places additional time...Read More»

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Rumor: Volvo Developing A New Service To Eliminate Stopping At Gas Stations

Last year, Volvo unveiled a service called "Roam Delivery", which was meant to solve a problem that many of us have -- namely, the problem of receiving large packages when we're at work or on the go. With Roam Delivery, mail carriers can use a one-time code to drop those packages in a Volvo's trunk...Read More»

Scene from Mercedes’ ad for Super Bowl XLIX
Super Bowl XLIX Ad Lineup: Every Video We Can Get Our Hands On (And Then Some)

Everyone knows that the Super Bowl isn't just about football. The Super Bowl is an event -- a huge event -- and events are marketing opportunities. On this very special day, we're encouraged to consume, consume, consume: to drink more beer, to eat more pizza, or, if football isn't our thing, to...Read More»

2016 Volvo XC90 R-Design
Volvo Aims To Sell Cars Like Tesla, Yet Include Dealerships

Would you buy a car via your computer, tablet, or smartphone? Volvo thinks that many Americans would. And it’s pushing ahead to prepare a new system that would allow online sales. It’s close enough to beg comparisons to Tesla Motors’ controversial sales method, which has been...Read More»

2016 Volvo S60 Inscription
Your Volvo, Like Your iPhone, May Soon Be Chinese-Made: Does It Matter?

It’s a done deal. Chinese-built cars will soon arrive to the U.S. market this summer, and they will bear what to some will be a very unlikely badge: Volvo. In its press conference at the Detroit Auto Show, Volvo confirmed that it will sell the 2016 S60 Inscription, an extended-length...Read More»

Volvo V60 Cross Country
Rugged 2015.5 Volvo V60 Cross Country Wagon Takes On Outback, Allroad

The 2015.5 Volvo V60 Cross Country takes aim at busy weekend warriors who reject big, cumbersome SUVs yet take to the trails (or the mountain, or the river) on the weekend. ALSO SEE: 2016 Explorer Platinum Elevates Ford Badge, Takes Aim At Denali And with this model’s official debut at the...Read More»

Volvo Sensus infotainment system  -  in 2016 Volvo XC90
2016 Volvo XC90: Tablet-Like Sensus Is The Future Of Infotainment

Is it any surprise that we're all very visual when it comes to staying in touch in our vehicles? What most drivers are accustomed to seeing, almost constantly, are tiled, list-style interfaces on phones and tablets. And so it makes a whole lot of sense that Volvo is going with what drivers know: a...Read More»

2016 Volvo XC90
Ceiling Limited: Volvo Renewal Plan Puts Convertibles, Coupes On Hiatus

Where are the two-door models in Volvo’s lineup? With the sporty C30 hatchback and luxurious C70 convertible now both gone from the lineup, it’s a question that anyone familiar with the brand is bound to ask, come trade-in time. But as Peter Mertens, Volvo Cars’ R&D chief...Read More»

2015 Volvo V60
2015 Volvo V60 Video Road Test

Volvo is known for its wagons, but it hasn’t actually sold a station wagon in the U.S. for a while now—just a lot of crossovers. That all changes with the new V60. Is it the return of the tried and true Volvo wagon, or something quite different? From the exterior you’ll...Read More»

2016 Volvo XC90
2015 Volvo XC90 Gets Slow-Drip Release This Year

Volvo has a new XC90 waiting in the wings, but you'll have to wait a few more weeks until it casts a brighter light on the crossover SUV's new skin. By the time the 2015 Volvo XC90 is introduced, the current model will be almost 13 years old--but from the looks of these official images, the...Read More»

2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E  -  Driven, April 2014
2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E: Quick Spin

Can subbing in a completely new engine and transmission significantly change the character of an existing model? Yes, it certainly can—and the Volvo S60 is the best example of how dramatic the change can be. While last year's model (and this year's model with all-wheel drive, as we'll get to...Read More»

Volvo inflatable child seat
Volvo's New Child Car Seat Concept: Lightweight, Inflatable, Military-Grade

Volvo is usually at the cutting edge of vehicle safety with advanced technologies, but when it came to creating a safer and less bulky child seat, it stayed relatively low tech. Check out the Inflatable Child Seat Concept, which is an attempt at trying to create a car seat that is lightweight and...Read More»

Volvo: Slippery road warning shared with other cars
In Scandinavia, Volvo Crowdsources Roadway Safety

Crowdsourcing is a very big deal these days. NASA, for example, has used it to let amateur astronomers help in the search for new planets and killer asteroids. And on a more earthbound note, Waze uses crowdsourcing to identify traffic patterns, helping commuters travel to and from work with a...Read More»

Apple CarPlay.
Apple's iOS In The Car Is Now CarPlay, Will Debut On Ferrari, Mercedes, Volvo Cars This Week

Since last summer, we've been waiting for the debut of Apple's in-dash operating system, iOS in the Car. Images of the service in action finally leaked to the web in January, and now Apple tells us that we'll get our first official glimpse of iOS in the Car -- renamed "CarPlay" -- this week at the...Read More»

Volvo pilots groundbreaking 'Roam Delivery' service
Volvo's 'Roam Delivery' Service Puts Junk In Your Trunk While You're Not Around

Ten years ago, many folks thought that we'd all be telecommuting by now, working from home and seeing the world from the comfort of our virtual reality pods. Alas, that hasn't happened -- not for most of us, anyway. We still dash to the office, we hit the gym, and when we vacation, we usually do it...Read More»

2014 Volvo S60L production in China
Can Volvo Be Saved?

Once upon a time, Volvo was a force to be reckoned with. Can it rise from the ashes, or is it speeding irrevocably toward irrelevance? Even at the height of its popularity, Volvo never achieved the high-end luxury status of other European marques like BMW or Mercedes-Benz, but that seemed to be a...Read More»

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