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IIHS faults Uber for deactivating Volvo's automatic emergency braking in fatal crash
IIHS faults Uber for deactivating Volvo's automatic emergency braking in fatal crash

In a report Tuesday, the IIHS said that Uber's decision to turn off active safety gear in its Volvo XC90 self-driving test vehicle contributed to the death of a pedestrian in Arizona in March. According to an NTSB report, Uber deactivated Volvo's automatic emergency braking system in order to test...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design
2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design review update: cheeky and fun, but not without foibles

Volvo has spent the past two years checking off a lot of tasks: big SUV, mid-size SUV, sedan, wagon. Now it's time for its maiden voyage into the small crossover SUV world, and with the 2019 XC40, Volvo takes on accomplished vehicles already on the road: the BMW X1, the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, and...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design
Volvo launches car-share to take on with BMW, Mercedes-Benz

When it comes to cars, the letter M might stir up images of high-performance BMWs, but Volvo wants drivers to associate it with another word: Mobility. The Swedish carmaker said Wednesday that it will launch a new app-based car-sharing service in its home country and the U.S. next year. Similar to...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
2019 Volvo XC60 adds less expensive FWD model that costs $40,000

The World Car of the Year and our Best Crossover To Buy 2018 just got a little better looking…or at least the price did anyway. The 2019 Volvo XC60 crossover SUV will get a new base trim that starts under $40,000 before destination, according to a report Tuesday by Cars Direct. The...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40
Volvo begins delivering cars through its subscription program

A Volvo representative confirmed Wednesday that the automaker's Care by Volvo subscription service is now able to deliver the automaker's XC40 crossover SUV in most states and that the 2019 S60 sedan unveiled at the automaker's new assembly plant in South Carolina is on track for subscription...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC90
Self-driving Volvo XC90 crossover SUV planned for 2021

Volvo will sell a Level 4 self-driving crossover SUV in 2021 to the public, the company's research and development chief told The Car Connection on Wednesday. Volvo Senior Vice President Henrik Green said the next-generation XC90, which will be built at the automaker's new assembly plant near...Read More»

2019 Volvo S60 Reveal in South Carolina
2019 Volvo S60 luxury sedan first look: Carolina on its mind

The 2019 Volvo S60 sedan that finally rolled across production floors Wednesday is significant for the automaker for several reasons. First, the automaker's newest sedan also ushers in its newest production plant, based in Charleston, South Carolina, and the first car in Volvo's more than 90-year...Read More»

2018 Volvo S90, V90, XC60 and XC90 T8 Twin Engine
Volvo to invest in lidar company for its self-driving car tech

A California company that produces lidar, the technology at the forefront of self-driving car development, said Thursday that Volvo will make a "significant" investment in its operations. Speaking with Automotive News, Volvo research and design chief Henrik Green didn't reveal details of the size...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60
2018 Volvo XC60 vs 2018 Volvo XC90: Compare Cars

Volvo’s compact and mid-size crossover SUVs are like nesting dolls. The three-row 2018 Volvo XC90 looks like it could open up and swallow the five-seat 2018 Volvo XC60. Both are among our favorite family transporters, for mostly the same reasons. Their understated style perks up any driveway...Read More»

Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks  Connected Safety hazard-alert service
Future Volvo cars and big rigs will be able to talk to one another

Future Volvos—both passenger cars and semi trucks—will soon be able to communicate with one another about road hazards with a new cloud-based service called Connected Safety. Although Volvo Cars and Volvo Trucks are two separate companies, the two Swedish firms said Monday that they are...Read More»

Volvo to embed Google in future infotainment system
Google maps, apps, voice assistant coming soon to new cars? OK, Volvo says

"OK Volvo play me more songs by Siouxsie and the Banshees and find the nearest Natural Grocers." Volvo announced Monday that its next infotainment system will integrate more popular features from Google, including Google Maps, Play Store, and Google Assistant. Those apps are part of a larger...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40
2019 Volvo XC40 rated at 26 mpg, tops among pint-size luxury crossover SUVs

The 2019 Volvo XC40 is the most fuel-efficient subcompact luxury crossover SUV. It's also among the most powerful and the only one with an orange carpet option (that matters to buyers, right?). In our eyes, that's a win-win-win. MORE: Read our 2018 Volvo XC40 first drive According to the EPA, the...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40
2019 Volvo XC40 first drive: a subscription worth renewing

There was molten lava under my feet, and it was relaxing. Harmonious, even, as it thumped gently to the music. It wasn’t a trippy dream, but rather bright orange felt-like carpeting and a Harman Kardon subwoofer hidden behind the dashboard supplying mellow bass tones. The unconventional...Read More»

2019 Volvo V60
2019 Volvo V60 unveiled: the wagon is cooler than ever

The 2019 Volvo V60 station wagon that was unveiled Wednesday takes the automaker back to its roots, at least for now. The V60's scaled-down modern style hints at what's to come for the automaker's next-generation S60 sedan, which will be the first vehicle assembled at its new Charleston, South...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
What's New for 2018: Volvo

Volvo's full lineup transformation continues for 2018 with several new models. The highlight this year is arguably the brand's XC60 compact crossover. If you're familiar with the groundbreaking XC90 that debuted a couple of years ago, you can take that idea and leave it in the dryer for too long...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40 First Drive
Care By Volvo plans Netflix-style subscriptions for cars; here are the details

When it goes on sale in March 2018, the 2019 Volvo XC40 will boast a pay-by-subscription model that no other mainstream automaker has offered in recent memory. For a flat-rate fee of $600 or $700 per month, depending on configuration, Care By Volvo subscribers can pay for not only their car, but...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 first drive, Barcelona
2018 Volvo XC60 video road test

Volvo builds sublime sedans and wagons, but these days, it’s best known for its SUVs. The big XC90 has been a knockout, and there’s a new, tough-looking XC40 compact crossover coming soon. With rivals like Jaguar’s F-Pace, the Benz GLC, and the Audi Q5, the 2018 Volvo XC60 has to...Read More»

Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco
Uber agrees to buy 24,000 Volvo SUVs in its march toward self-driving vehicles

Uber will purchase up to 24,000 Volvo XC90 SUVs between 2019 and 2021, the ride-sharing company announced Monday. According to Volvo, the vehicles are an “autonomous driving-compatible base.” As the name suggests, they constitute the next step for Uber as the rideshare company looks for...Read More»

Terrafugia Flying Car
Flying car-maker Terrafugia bought by Geely

Chinese automaker Geely has been given the all-clear to purchase would-be flying-car manufacturer Terrafugia, ending months of scrutiny after the acquisition was first reported last summer. While most carmakers—including Geely-owned Volvo—are developing self-driving car technologies in...Read More»

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