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Who Can Do More For Auto Safety: Apple Or Volvo?
Who Can Do More For Auto Safety: Apple Or Volvo?

Every auto brand has an image to uphold, a claim to fame. Jeeps are rugged, Mercedes-Benz cars are long-lasting, Hondas are reliable -- or so marketers would have us believe. For years, Volvo's buzzword has been "safety". Mention to co-workers, neighbors, or family members that auto safety is your...Read More»

2014 Volvo S60
Costco Offers Employee Pricing On 2013 & 2014 Volvos

If you're in the market for a new ride and Volvo is your brand of choice, listen up: for a limited time, Costco is offering 2013 and 2014 Volvo vehicles at employee prices. Unlike previous Costco/Volvo promos that focused exclusively on specific models like the XC90, this one includes the...Read More»

2013 Volvo XC60
Volvo XC60, Honda Civic, Lincoln MKZ, Mazda6: Top Safety Pick Plus

The 2013 Volvo XC60, Honda Civic, Lincoln MKZ, and Mazda 6 are all among the latest group of new vehicles to get the top nod from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) this week. All four managed to earn top 'good' ratings in frontal, side, and rear impact tests, as well as in the roof...Read More»

Volvo's updated Active High Beam Control
Volvo's Latest High-Tech Trick: Permanent High-Beam Headlights

For decades, Volvo has staked its reputation on outstanding safety features. But now, nearly all of Volvo's competitors offer arrays of airbags, automated braking systems, and similar gadgetry, forcing Volvo to think further outside the box. In recent years, Volvo engineers have developed curious...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord Coupe
Chrysler, Honda, Subaru Among IIHS's 13 Safest Cars Of 2013

Back in December, we told you about the winners (Honda) and losers (Toyota) in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's tougher frontal-crash tests. We also told you about the new IIHS designation, "Top Safety Pick+", which recognizes vehicles that perform especially well in crash tests. Now...Read More»

J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index Study
J.D. Power: Lexus, MINI Are Tops In Sales Satisfaction

Earlier today, we discussed how a range of factors affect customer satisfaction with new automobiles. Included in that mix is the sales process, which begins with shoppers researching possible purchases, and ends with buyers driving their new cars home. J.D. Power's 2012 U.S. Sales Satisfaction...Read More»

Volvo's Autonomous Driving Support
Volvo's Traffic Jam Tech Lets You Cruise Through Commutes

If you keep up with car news, you're probably familiar with adaptive cruise control, which works like regular cruise control, but with the added benefit of slowing your vehicle when the car in front of you decelerates. You're likely familiar with lane-assist technology, too, which sounds an alert...Read More»

2014 Jaguar F-Type
License Plate Readers, Land Rover Defender, Jaguar F-Type: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, Jaguar priced the new F-Type and Bentley talked about its SUV concept. BMW discussed three-cylinder engines and Land Rover confirmed the return of the Defender to the U.S. market. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Infiniti said the...Read More»

2013 Volvo XC60
2013 Volvo S60, XC60 Recalled For Airbag Defect

Volvo Cars of North America is conducting a voluntary safety recall of a small number of 2013 model year S60 sport sedans and XC60 crossovers for an airbag defect. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of affected vehicles as nine. The problem...Read More»

2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD
2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD Video Road Test

The luxury sports sedan market is led by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Lexus. But Volvo's a contender, especially with the S60, its mid-size sporty sedan. For its third year on the market Volvo has updated the powertrain lineup for the S60 to better take on the competition. In our latest video road test...Read More»

2011 Dodge Durango Crew
Dodge Recall, Drunk Driving, Fisker Atlantic: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we drove the 2012 Mitsubishi i electric minicar and Fisker talked to us about its future models. Dodge recalled the 2013 Durango and Chrysler stopped giving dealerships bonuses for good customer service. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport
Gas Prices, Mercedes Recall, 2014 Kia Soul, Fisker Fires: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media Fisker issued a comment regarding the latest Karma fire and we spied the 2014 Kia Soul. Mercedes-Benz recalled the 2012-2013 M Class and Top Gear USA returns with new episodes. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Are Volvos and Acuras...Read More»

2013 Volvo S80
2011-2013 Volvo S80 Recalled For Transmission Software Glitch

Volvo is recalling S80 sedans from the 2011-2013 model years. At issue is a problem with the transmission, which could cause the vehicle to stall in traffic. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem is linked to a software flaw that can prevent...Read More»

The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Teknikens Varld testing - image courtesy of Teknikens Varld
2014 Mazda6 Teased, 2013 Lexus LS, Jeep Grand Cherokee Safety: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, BMW priced the 2013 ActiveHybrid 3 and Chrysler is preparing a new high fuel efficiency lineup. Volvo talked about some upcoming safety technology and we spied the 2013 BMW 4-Series convertible. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design First Drive
Volvo Hit With $1.5M NHTSA Fine For Late Recalls

Volvo Cars North America will have to pay $1.5 million in fines as a result of seven late recalls since 2010. That’s according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) which on Tuesday ordered Volvo to pay the civil penalties to settle claims that the company failed to...Read More»

2012 Volvo XC60
2012 Volvo S60, XC60: Recall Alert

Volvo is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 model year Volvo S60 sedans and XC60 crossovers over concerns about excessive underbody coatings that could penetrate fuel lines and cause a fire. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the...Read More»

Rolls Royce Phantom 102EX World Tour
Subaru BRZ, 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class Reviewed, Rolls-Royce: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, China focuses on fuel efficiency while Volvo's new V40 introduces new pedestrian safety technology. One of Volvo's famous ad campaigns gets re-imagined and Subaru is limiting how many 2013 BRZs are brought to the U.S. All this and more in today's car news, right here on...Read More»

Pedestrian airbag as shown on the Volvo V40
Volvo V40 Comes With An Airbag For Pedestrians: Video

The Volvo V40 that just debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show won't be coming to America, but one of its technology components might make the trip. The snazzy five-door hatch will arrive in Europe with a special airbag just for pedestrians. Perhaps more than any other automaker, Volvo has worked to...Read More»

'Drive It Like You Hate It' Volvo ad from 1962
Volvo's Famous 'Drive It Like You Hate It' Ad Reimagined: Video

If you're reading this from North America or Western Europe, you're probably a little groggy thanks to the return of daylight savings time. We recommend easing into your work week with a short video about Volvo's famous "Drive It Like You Hate It" ad from 1962, reimagined by its creator, Amil...Read More»

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