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Volvo rolls out post-crash checklist for drivers
Volvo rolls out post-crash checklist for drivers

Volvo owners involved in a crash will have immediate support from the automaker. The brand announced Tuesday its Volvo Car Accident Advisor, which delivers an essential checklist to a driver's smartphone if the vehicle detects it has been in a crash. The feature will be available to all 2015.5 and...Read More»

Volvo connected car safety
Volvo cars can alert each other to road hazards

New Volvos will harness cloud-based communication technology to alert each other about obstacles and road hazards ahead. Initially, the system launches across Europe for the 2020 model year. Volvo told The Car Connection that there are plans to introduce the feature to the U.S., but it was not...Read More»

Volvo in-car camera system
Volvo's in-car cameras will spot, slow, or stop drunk or distracted drivers

New Volvos built within the next five years may include cameras pointed at the driver to spot drunk or distracted driving and potentially stop the car, the automaker announced Wednesday in Sweden. Volvo safety engineers said it may be automakers that are ultimately responsible for curbing fatal...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40 First Drive
Improved optional headlights net Volvo XC40, XC60 Top Safety Pick awards

Volvo has earned its first two Top Safety Pick awards for the 2019 model year with the XC40 earning the far more prestigious Top Safety Pick+ and the XC60 walking away with the standard Top Safety Pick. Headlight updates for the new year improved IIHS crash-test scores for the 2019 Volvo XC60 and...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC60
Volvo XC60 crossover SUV recalled over faulty tailgate arms

The 2018-2019 Volvo XC60 is subject to a recall over the crossover SUV's tailgate, which may house faulty lifting arms. Volvo filed the recall information with the NHTSA in January and the documents were made public last week. In total, 45,990 XC60 models are included in the recall. The company...Read More»

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country
Volvo to limit its future cars to 112 mph top speed

Volvo on Monday said that it will limit the top speed of its future cars to 112 mph as part of an effort to reduce car-crash fatalities. Volvo called the move the beginning of a discussion about whether automakers should actively alter or limit a human's behavior behind the wheel in the name of...Read More»

2020 Volvo XC90
Refreshed 2020 Volvo XC90 crossover SUV adds Android Auto, rear captain's chairs

The 2020 Volvo XC90 set to make its public debut at next month's 2019 Geneva Motor Show doesn't deviate much from the current model, but it gains some worthwhile tech and adds second-row captain's chairs to its roster of options. Volvo unveiled the 2020 XC90 Friday and confirmed to The Car...Read More»

Volvo 360C concept
Volvo green-lighted to test self-driving cars in Sweden

A Volvo joint venture will take to Swedish highways to test a Level 4 self-driving car later this year, Reuters reported Monday. Zenuity, a joint venture between Volvo Cars and Veoneer, gained approval from Swedish authorities to test self-driving cars at speeds up to 50 mph without any human...Read More»

2019 Volvo V60 R-Design
2019 Volvo V60 vs. 2019 BMW 3-Series: Compare Cars

Once upon a time, station wagons were the family car of choice. Today, they’re mostly lost in a sea of crossover SUVs with a commanding view of the road ahead. The 2019 Volvo V60 and 2019 BMW 3-Series are two of the last wagons, and you’d better act fast if Bavaria’s finest wagon...Read More»

2019 Volvo V60, Tarragona, Spain, June 2018
2019 Volvo V60 vs. 2019 Volvo XC60: Compare Cars

When it comes to station wagons and crossover SUVs, the 2019 Volvo V60 and XC60 are all about the numbers. We like both and for mostly the same reasons. The V60 looks like an XC60 that was left in the dryer too long, and that’s just fine with us. We rate the 2019 V60 wagon at 7.2 points and...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design
California car dealers take on Volvo over subscription service

California new-car dealers have asked Volvo to cease its Care by Volvo subscription service and allege the program violates the law. According to a letter from Brian Maas, President of the California New Car Dealers Association, the service may illegally engage in the practice of "payment packing"...Read More»

2019 Volvo V60 R-Design
Crossover alternative: 2019 Volvo V60 station wagon to cost $39,895

The Volvo V60 station wagon costs $39,895 and is now available for order as a crossover SUV alternative. The V60's base trim level, Momentum, includes a host of high-end features $40,000. Buyers will receive a front-wheel-drive V60 with a 250-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine, a suite of active...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC90
Volvo issues recall for GPS-equipped models over lack of crash location

Volvo has issued a new recall for a slew of models equipped a GPS antenna. In the event of a crash, the GPS antenna may not relay a crash location, which can inhibit an emergency response, according to documents filed with the NHTSA earlier this month and published Wednesday. The brand said faulty...Read More»

Volvo 360C concept
Volvo, Luminar make big strides in self-driving tech

Volvo and its self-driving car technology partner, Luminar, said they've made a major advance in lidar technology that helps autonomous vehicles "see" its surroundings like never before. Lidar is an essential component that allows a self-driving car to view the world around it and determine the...Read More»

Self-driving Volvo commercial truck
Self-driving Volvo trucks to transport stone from Norwegian rock quarry

Volvo is taking its commercial truck business autonomous. Last week, the company announced that experimental self-driving trucks will lug stone from a Norwegian rock quarry to a port where the raw materials are shipped elsewhere. The agreement between Volvo Trucks and Brønnøy Kalk AS...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design
Volvo's bare LA auto show stand to hint at car-free future

Volvo will deliberately not have a single car on display at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show later this month and will instead use the space to underscore the diverse mobility business it envisions for the future. According to Volvo Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy Marten Levenstam, the...Read More»

2015 Volvo S80
Volvo introduces unlimited-mileage warranty for certified used cars

High-mile drivers, take note: Volvo said last week that it now offers an unlimited-mileage warranty on its certified pre-owned vehicles. The Swedish luxury brand added the unlimited-mileage coverage can be customized to a specific customer's desires. The brand said coverage can be extended up to...Read More»

2019 Volvo XC40
Volvo XC40: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee

With its 2018 XC40, Volvo steps out of its comfort zone. Not only does the XC40 not look like anything else in the Swedish automaker's lineup, it may turn the entire new-car buying process into something totally different. MORE: Follow all our Best Car To Buy 2019 news as we name a winner The XC40...Read More»

2019 Volvo S60
2019 Volvo S60 first drive: Sublimely looking beyond SUVs

Volvo refuses to ignore sedans—and wagons. Even though about 80 percent of the vehicles that leave the automaker’s showrooms are high-riding crossover SUVs, it’s sedans—and wagons—that put Volvo on the map. The 2019 Volvo S60 and its V60 wagon sibling may not tip the...Read More»

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