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2012 Seven-Passenger Family Vehicles
2012 Seven-Passenger Family Vehicles

Families with a need to carry seven passengers all at one time have several vehicle types to choose from: SUVs, crossovers and minivans. But just because you need a vehicle that can carry seven doesn’t mean that you need to buy one that is extraordinarily expensive. In fact, there are many...Read More»

2010 Volvo C70 Convertible
Volvo To Shutter C70 Hardtop Convertible Manufacturing Plant

Volvo’s C70 folding hardtop convertible is getting on in years. Originally launched in 1997 (or 1998 in North America), the C70 has been through just one significant design change, and that now dates back to 2006. Demand for the luxury convertible has been waning, and Bloomberg reports that...Read More»

2011 Volvo S40
Volvo Pondering North American Manufacturing Plant: Report

Just in case you’ve lost track, Volvo is the Swedish automaker, owned by the Chinese, who builds cars in Belgium. They also build cars in Sweden, of course, and they’ll soon open a plant in China. In fact, business in China is so good for Volvo (and parent company, Geely), that the...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Aces Brand Loyalty Study; Toyota, Ford Make The Top 100

The good news -- for Hyundai fans, at least -- is that the Korean automaker has driven to the top ten of Brand Keys' Customer Loyalty Leaders Index for a second year in a row. The bad news is that of the hundreds of brands that Brand Keys studied, no other car company broke the top 50, and just...Read More»

Concept You teaser from the Volvo Tumblr page
2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Volvo Teases Concept You On Tumblr

Even though the visually oriented blogging site Tumblr seems poised to cross over to the mainstream, it's still viewed as a place for trendsetters in fashion and design. So really, it's no wonder that Volvo is using Tumblr to tease one of its newest fashion-forward rides, the Concept You. Last...Read More»

2011 Volvo XC60
Volvo: We're Going Four-Cylinder, 24/7

Volvo has traditionally been known as the car company with boxy-but-safe sedans and wagons. If things go as Volvo management plans, they may soon be known as the “safe” green car manufacturer, since the company is taking major steps towards a zero emissions future. First up is a switch...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60 Performance Project
Volvo Announces New ‘Designed Around You’ Brand Strategy

For decades Volvo has peddled its cars with an emphasis on their safety prowess, a reputation that still stands today, albeit somewhat diluted thanks to the introduction of 300 horsepower sports sedans like the S60 R-Design. However, thanks to strict regulations and increased consumer awareness...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60 4-door Sedan Temperature Controls
Opinion: Make Collision Avoidance Systems Mandatory

When I was a teenager back in the '80s, we relied almost exclusively on the car to get us around. It was the car because the bus was slow and infrequent. Furthermore, a car was a sign you were successful enough to not have to resort to public transportation. Or worse - your bike. I also remember...Read More»

2007 Volvo S80
2007 Volvo S80: Recall Alert

Volvo is recalling certain 2007 model-year S80 sedans to correct a possible power steering system flaw. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 8,406. Affected vehicles were manufactured from March 8, 2006, through...Read More»

2011 Volvo XC60
IIHS: Volvo's City Safety Cuts Low-Speed Car Accidents

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is giving praise to an anti-collision system developed by Volvo and used on their XC60 crossover. The IIHS found that Volvo’s City Safety system can reduce frontal crash accidents by as much as 25 percent, and can reduce property damage claims...Read More»

Volvo City Safety collision-avoidance system
Volvo Crash-Avoidance System Cuts Accidents By About 25%

There's no question that technology has made auto travel safer -- in fact, gadgets ranging from safety belts to airbags are at least partially responsible for the fact that U.S. highway fatalities have hit record lows. According to a new study, collision-avoidance systems like Volvo's City Safety...Read More»

Million Mile Joe and his 1990 Honda Accord. Image: Honda
Million Milers: Which New Car Would You Want For The Long Haul? #YouTellUs

Most people would never consider keeping their cars past 200,000 miles. After about 100,000 miles cars start needing work. Whether it is timing belts and water pumps, or suspension bits, many people just decide it's time for a new car. But then there are people like Irv Gordon and Million-Mile Joe...Read More»

1952 MG TD
Marilyn Monroe, Volvo S40 And V50, 1939 Plexiglas Pontiac: Today's Car News

This Saturday Marilyn Monroe's car will roll across the auction block. This car graced the backsides of Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Cary Grant, and Marilyn Monroe. [MotorAuthority] Women drivers protested the Saudi driving ban by circling the embassy in Washington, D.C. [TheCarConnection] Have...Read More»

2011 Volvo V50
Volvo Kills Off The S40, V50 In The U.S.

If you’re looking for a compact sedan or wagon offering from Volvo in the United States market, you’ve got until the end of the year to snap up an S40 sedan or a V50 wagon. Volvo has announced that both models, which share a common platform, will be discontinued at the end of the 2011...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design
2012 Volvo S60 Recalled Again

Last week we brought you news that the Volvo S60 was being recalled for an incompatibility between the Engine Control Module software and the car’s fuel pump. This week, Volvo has announced a smaller recall of the 2012 model year S60 sedan, and once again it involves the fuel delivery system...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design
Volvo Researches ‘Road Train’ Software Technology For Future Hands-Free Driving

An intriguing story out of Fast Company really got us thinking: Could U.S. drivers one day (in the rather distant future) be convinced to join a “road train” and engage in truly hands-free driving? The concept is more than just a fantasy. Volvo is already hard at work developing...Read More»

2011 Volvo XC60 Adventure
2011 Volvo XC60: A Not-So Quick Drive

Volvos are known for safety, but the Swedish automaker's also trying to build a reputation for its all-weather, all-activity vehicles--the XC range of crossovers. Earlier this month, I rode along in a pack of XC60 and XC70 wagons throughout the desert southwest, on a 900-mile quest from San...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design
Recall Alert: 2012 Volvo S60

On June 3, 2011, Volvo issued a recall on upwards of 448 of its 2012 S60. Volvo issued this recall due to an issue in the vehicle’s fuel delivery system. The recall documentation states that 2012 S60s manufactured from January 2011 to January 28, 2011 are affected. The issue is that Volvo...Read More»

Volvo animal detection safety development
Volvo Using Pedestrian Detection System To Spot Animals, Too

There's been a lot of news lately about cars that "talk" to one another: vehicle-to-vehicle technology that could, according to some studies, eliminate roughly 81% of crashes in the U.S. Now, Volvo is working on new technology to pare down the remaining 19% of accidents -- specifically those caused...Read More»

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