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Volvo DRIVe Lineup Adds XC60, XC70, and S80 for Geneva

Volvo DRIVe Lineup Adds XC60, XC70, and S80 for Geneva

Following on its Paris Motor Show intro of a trio of highly efficient diesels dubbed DRIVe, Volvo adds more technology, one engine, and four models to the DRIVe portfolio. The point of these 1.6- and 2.4-liter diesel fuel sippers is economy and exceedingly low CO2 emissions; the smallest vehicle in... read more

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Link Love: Vintage Volvos, a Free BMW M3 and Snow Lambos

News items of interest to devoted gearheads and the people who love them... Cyclists riding hard: A Japanese research team insists that it's found no linkage between riding a... read more January 27, 2009 by  1

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Ford May Unload Volvo In February

Someone once said that April is the cruelest month, but the folks at Volvo might want to argue that: rumors have surfaced that Ford is looking to unload the Swedish brand in... read more January 27, 2009 by  1

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Volvo Bans Chromium From Leather, Car Interiors

Erin Brockovich would be pleased to hear that going forward, all Volvo interior materials will be chromium-free. Chromium is commonly used in the leather tanning process, and... read more January 26, 2009 by  0

2009 Volvo S60 Concept

2009 Detroit Show: Volvo S60 Concept

A few weeks ago, Volvo sent out some preview pictures of its concept for Detroit, a teaser for the next-generation S60 sedan, appropriately called the S60 Concept. In other... read more January 11, 2009 by  0

2010 Volvo S60 Concept

2010 Volvo S60 Due at Detroit Show

A few weeks back, we showed you the first shots of the new Volvo S60 concept--a lightly disguised version of the car coming in 2010. This morning, Volvo sent out a big batch... read more December 16, 2008 by  12

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Volvo, Saab to Be Rescued by Swedish Government

Showing that economic troubles and auto industry woes are not confined to the U.S., Sweden just announced that it is releasing a 2.1 billion euro credit line/emergency loan... read more December 12, 2008 by  2

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Big Three Bailout: Volvo Back on the Block, Ford Says

Word this morning that the Swedish government was taking an interest in Saab and Volvo has been followed by an official announcement by Ford that, once again, Volvo's future... read more December 1, 2008 by  3

2010 Volvo S60 Concept

Volvo S60 Concept to Show at Detroit Auto Show in January

To be introduced in 2010, the next-generation Volvo S60 presents a smooth evolution of the current vehicle's "coupe-inspired" silhouette. Sigh. It seems every automaker is... read more November 24, 2008 by  4

2009 Volvo S80L

Volvo Introduces S80L for Chinese Market

What is it with mid-size luxury sedans with extended wheelbases for the Chinese market? Just yesterday, we reported that Audi is introducing the A4L for the Chinese market... read more November 18, 2008 by  3

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Consumer Reports Rates Ford and Japanese Brands Highest

We reported earlier today about Ford Motor Company's solid reliability ratings in Consumer Reports' 2008 Annual Car Reliability Survey. Says Consumer Reports, "on average... read more October 23, 2008 by  5

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From Wall Street to Sweden: Job Cuts, Economic Woes

Proving just how global the economy really has become, Ford-owned Volvo just announced it will slash around 2,000 blue-collar jobs and 700 white-collar jobs in Sweden... read more October 8, 2008 by  2

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Volvo Announces Diesel Hybrid for 2012

Reporting from the Paris Auto Show, Automotive News claims that Volvo plans to introduce diesel/electric hybrid vehicles by 2012. This makes it the first confirmed plan to... read more October 6, 2008 by  3

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IIHS Rates 13 Child Booster Seats "Poor"

In a test of 41 belt-positioning booster seats fitted in a range of '01-'06 model year autos, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety judged that 13 models did a poor job... read more October 1, 2008 by  0

2009 Volvo C30

Volvo Confirms 300-HP, AWD C30

Think Volvos are just for soccer moms? Think again. The Swedish purveyor of "safe" has just confirmed plans for a 300-horsepower, all-wheel-drive edition of the Kammback-cool... read more September 30, 2008 by  5

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Volvo DRIVe to Make Efficient Splash at Paris

We Americans tend to measure how green a car is by miles per gallon; Europeans are all caught up on emissions. CO2, to be exact. And with minimal CO2 emissions being a... read more September 9, 2008 by  0


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