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Volvo to invest in lidar company for its self-driving car tech
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»

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
Volvo XC60: The Car Connection's Best Crossover to Buy 2018

Each year The Car Connection gives the Best Car To Buy award for vehicles that we'd recommend to anyone. Our overall winner this year was the 2018 Honda Accord. In a very narrow vote, it beat out our Best Crossover To Buy 2018, the Volvo XC60. With its bigger XC90, Volvo reset the notion of what a...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
2018 Volvo XC60: Best Car to Buy 2018 nominee

Take the sublime Volvo XC90 crossover, leave it in the dryer a little too long, and flip its 9 upside down. You wind up with the 2018 Volvo XC60, a five-seat crossover that feels more exclusive and luxurious than its price tag suggests. Starting around $42,500, the 2018 XC60 range undercuts some...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
2018 Volvo XC60 gets IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

The IIHS has good news for Volvo's newest crossover SUV. The 2018 Volvo XC60 merits a Top Safety Pick+ award, the agency's highest safety honor. The insurance industry-funded research group says the XC60 aced all its crash tests, including the tough small-overlap impact test, which simulates a...Read More»

2018 Volvo S60 Polestar
Before it even opens, Volvo nearly doubles investment in US plant

Before its new South Carolina plant slated to open next year even builds its first car, Swedish automaker Volvo is expanding its plans for the factory. CNBC is reporting that the company plans to hire an additional 1,900 employees and up its total investment in the facility to $1 billion. Earlier...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 T8
2018 Volvo XC60 T8 first drive review: The accidental performance crossover

With 400 horsepower on tap, you’d think that the 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-In Hybrid would be the right choice for carving your way through a winding canyon road. The ingredients are mostly there: a lot of power, a balanced chassis, grippy all-wheel drive, and nicely weighted steering...Read More»

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid
By 2019, every new Volvo will run on batteries (well, kinda)

Volvo made a bold announcement Wednesday: within two years, every new Volvo will run on batteries... ...or rather, that's what many of the news headlines would lead you to believe. What Volvo actually said was this: "Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that every Volvo it launches from...Read More»

2018 Volvo XC60 first drive, Barcelona
2018 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD first drive: a timely reboot

When are car companies most like computers? Forget about the future of self-driving cars, or Wall Street’s drive to turn Detroit into Silicon Valley, and vice versa. Car companies act like Apples when they need a reboot. That’s where Volvo found itself just a few years ago, with an...Read More»

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