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

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 is up for grabs. In a brand-new press release, Ford says the "significant decline in the global auto industry particularly in... read more

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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 

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 

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Volvo Sticking Around, Going Smaller

Volvo is still not for sale, says a report from Autocar magazine, despite some Swedish workers calling for the brand to change hands and despite losses from the upscale... read more August 13, 2008 by  3

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Is Volvo Next to Go?

With its various British brands now sold, will Ford Motor Co. sell off the last of its foreign brands, closing the books for good on its once-promising Premier Automotive... read more July 2, 2008 by  10

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Get Rid of Volvo, Mercury, York Tells Ford

Barely a week after announcing plans to snap up a sizable stake in Ford Motor Co., billionaire Kirk Kerkorian is starting to tell the ailing automaker how to run its... read more May 7, 2008 by  1


Volvo Teams with Pet-Safety Site

Volvo has teamed up with pet-friendly Web site BarkBuckleUP to promote in-car pet safety. Christina Selter, the founder of BarkBuckleUP, and Volvo hit the recent New York... read more April 4, 2008 by  2


Volvo Sets Sail with Ocean Racers

The 2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race starts on October 4--and the Swedish brand will prime the marketing pump for the sporting competition with a new trio of limited-edition... read more March 24, 2008 by 


Volvo Boosts C30 With R-Design

Volvo Cars of North America has announced that the limited edition C30 R-design will be available in April and priced at $25,700, not including destination. The C30 R-Design... read more March 24, 2008 by  2


Volvo Turbocharges XC70 for 2009

Last year we brought you the skinny on the new XC70, Volvo's mid-size crossover vehicle. We liked its newly toughened exterior and its city-friendly responses. But of course... read more March 24, 2008 by 


World Car of the Year: It's the Mazda 2

The winners have been named -- and this year's World Car of the Year is the Mazda 2. Ford's Mondeo and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class were the runners-up. WCOTY jurors said that... read more March 20, 2008 by  13


Volvo Plug-In Hits the Road

Last fall Volvo showed off its ReCharge plug-in hybrid concept at the Frankfurt auto show. Now the Swedish arm of Ford Motor Company says it's going to press ahead with the... read more March 14, 2008 by  7


Volvo Headed Back to New Jersey

Pack up the lutefisk (maybe in a new XC60 crossover) and leave the keys to the PAG building behind--Volvo's calling it quits in California and heading back to New Jersey... read more March 7, 2008 by  3


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